Sunday, June 10, 2012

MIM #69 -- Sketch #2

We had such fabulous weather last weekend.... it got me itching for school to be done and the summer to begin! I get a Phineas & Ferb song in my head: ♪♫♪♪♫   Summer belongs to you.... ♪ ♫♪♪♪♫

So, I decided to use some photos I took at our Splash Park last Saturday & make a layout. I also used the second sketch that Nichole shared on her blog for this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink as inspiration.


I struggle with large circles on my layouts.... they just aren't my thing. But several years ago, shaped layouts were the big trend, so I decided to make my own. I was inspired by this sheet of patterned paper to go through my scraps and find some fun, bright colours, from which I punched out 1 1/8" circles and adhered them to the back of a large circle of white cardstock, which I cut out after tracing with a dinner plate. Here's my layout:

I'm not going to list all the manufacturers of patterned paper I used.... suffice it to say that there's a good mix. ;)

I also used October Afternoon letter stickers and Papertrey Ink dies (flipping out, limitless layers ovals 2.25", uppercase block alphabet.)

Here's a close-up of my journaling:

After finishing my layout last night, I decided to make a card for my friend, Marlo, using the same sketch:

I used Crate Paper patterned paper and PTI cardstock (stamper's select white, sweet blush, spring moss), impression plate (simple stripes), stamps (happy trails) and dies (limitless layers ovals 3.5", double-ended banner.)

Thanks for looking!


Marlo said...

Love the LO! And thanks for the card, but what are you thanking me for? lol

The Paper Parade said...

Oh Leigh, I just LOVE the layout! I love the bright colors, the way you put the flip flops on the ovals... and the kids are adorable!

Deb said...

Once again, another fabulous layout and card!!! You rock, Leigh! Love how you tackled larege circles! The colors are simply perfect. Love it all!!!

Joyce said...

Super, as usual. What a fun day you had.

Tracy said...

that layout is adorable - first of all such cutie pies in the photos :-) and i just love all the happy colors to start with - then the way you used the sketch - creating those borders above and below the photos and the title - andand stitching (my most favorite thing on paper is a bit o'thread.) love the whole thing!

Kara said...

love it!! bring on the summer is right!!

Kim Heggins said...

I love your scrapbook page, makes me want to run through the sprinkler. The colors are so perfect and those flip flops, another great pair I would like to own.

Shelly said...

Just wonderful! Love all those circles around the perimeter! I must remember this as this would be a great layout to do at a crop! Thanks soo much for the inspiration!

Rebecca B. said...

There are so many things I love about that circle layout!