the layout that i created this weekend. :) i hope i didn't build up too much suspense that the actual layout is a letdown! LOL it was just exactly what i
was picturing, the mood i wanted to evoke. (click on the pic for a somewhat bigger view. dadGUM do i wish i had a scanner! )
i wish i'd taken pics of the process. the title and journaling were the hardest parts- not the what
i wanted to have, but the how
in designing them. the title was originally stamped on with the "she" foam alphabet from heidi swapp, but it didn't show up very well, so then i used stickers, but it wasn't very "strong" looking of a title. also, it kinda looked like it said "i sometimes... cherish you" (lol) because of the stamping at the bottom, so i wanted it to be connected more with the journaling (since it's the beginning of the quote by brian andreas).
the journaling i had to play with too- the fonts, what it was printed on, embellishing...
the journaling is a quote from brian andreas. i could seriously
do a layout on almost all of his quotes. you can browse them at storypeople
(my favorite thing to do is to go to the search and browse through the themes.)
"i sometimes wake in the early morning and listen to the soft breathing of my children and i think to myself, this is one thing i will never regret and i carry that quiet with me all day long."
but i'm quite pleased with the overall effect and all the layers and details. and that's
what matters most. :)product supply list:
patterned papers: bohemia line from my mind's eye
chipboard "I", diamonds, rubon letters, ghost clocks, ribbon (green/blue & kind woven at top & blue polkdotted), "cherish" stamp, fold-over tab: heidi swapp for advantus
acrylic paint: apple barrel for plaid (white)
fonts: susie's hand & mom's typewriter, downloaded from the internet
brown & white polkadotted ribbon: michael's
alpha stamps: hero arts (i & you)
ink: technique tuesday (black) and tim holtz distresssing inks for ranger industries (vintage photo)
ez walnut ink tintz: fiber scraps
misc: notebook paper, staples, & brad