I wanted to share a layout and a card that I made today.
Firstly, I was inspired by a January Quote challenge that was posted at Love is in the Details.
We were challenged to create a project using this photo as inspiration. I wasn't sure what I wanted to quote, personally, but as I was baking cookies this morning for my family, Even If by Kutless came on my playlist and I knew that these were the lyrics that I wanted to include in a layout. I decided to create some subway art on my cameo and this is what I came up with:
I wanted to also create this layout for this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink. However, I chose my patterned paper first (I thought this large floral by Kaiser Kraft would be perfect for the subway art title). No problem, I thought.... I'd just choose a colour scheme to match. Well, this turned out to be easier said than done, because each of Nichole's colour schemes included summer sunrise.... which wouldn't really suit the tone of my layout.
So, I ended up picking this colour scheme...
I pulled out my new Embroidered Blooms set by PTI and stamped some lovely leaves, to which I added some stamped buttons using PTI's Button Boutique stamps and dies. Here's a close-up of the buttons at the bottom of the page...
And the little "take note" (from PTI's On the Farm) was stamped on some PTI rustic cream cardstock diecut with a Half & Half die for my journaling. I ran the whole thing through my Big Shot with my PTI Woodgrain IP at an angle so it would all fit-- I really like how it turned out!
And, since I had a couple of trial runs with the stamping, I decided to make a card right away, too. This time, I used the same colour scheme, but I used a Lovely Layers die and stamp for my little flowers, to which I added some PTI buttons with PTI twine.
Thanks for looking!