Monday, September 3, 2012

d & me

I made this layout for a challenge over on the Studio Calico forums board here - it was a lift a layout from the person above you challenge. So, when someone posted a message on the post, the next person that posted would then choose a layout from that first person to scraplift. It was a fun challenge and the person I got to scraplift from had many super cute layouts to choose from.

I am on the verge of using up the rest of my August Studio Calico kit (thank goodness as I got so much scrappy goodness in their blowout sale that will be here next week as well as the usual month kit with add-ons!!) so I was glad to use some of my scraps here. Studio Calico has also started to offer printables every month to coordinate with the kit of that month, and I used 3 of the journal cards that I printed out. There several other designs on the sheet that I have used on other layouts this month. I used a piece of patterned paper (the turquoise piece) that I had punched some confetti dots for one of my confetti pouches on an earlier layout. I have hoarded all the bits left from that piece of butterfly papers and I used some of the pieces in various spots. I cut the Polaroid frames with my Silhouette Cameo. I used some wood veneer camera pieces as accents - I first tried to stamp on them, and even though they turned out great, I didn't like the color. So, I used my silver Mister Huey to color them and give them a more subtle color. They aren't really silvery - more gray - but I like the way look better than the black that I first tried.

When I first started my layout, I wanted to use on ombre piece of cardstock that I had embossed with a pattern and then painted over it with different colored Mister Hueys and Maya Mists, but it just didn't work out, so I layered it under the cut-out parts of my Polaroid frames instead. For my title I used some small Making Memories wooden letter stamps and Prima ink.

Thanks so much for looking and I hope you have a great day!! :)


  1. Soooo good looking. Truly, the layering, shading, drops of's all great. I'm so jealous that you made it to the blow out sale in time. Sigh...maybe next time :)

  2. I love the combination of mist colours you have used here. Isn't it funny how we often start a page in one direction and end up going somewhere else entirely?

  3. Gorgeous layout!! Love the polaroid frames! I'm in the same boat. I bought way too much for September, but I'm very close to using up my August kit. Of course I still have a bit from the 5 months before that too. I really need to get busy!

  4. I'm loving your photo frames!! Those are perfect for this! What a beautiful layout!

  5. those polaroid frames look fantastic on your page