I'm up over at the Scrapdoodles blog today, sharing with you some projects I created with the Storytime collection by Studio Calico. This is the second of three baby line that my design teams are having me work with, incidentally, all three of them American Craft affiliates. Knowing that I have worked with Imaginisce's new line and that Pebbles' is on the way, I wasn't all that thrilled to begin with. Three projects later, I'm glad she pushed me to do something I wouldn't have done otherwise!!
My "baby" girl using mostly the pinks and girlie goodies with the boy clouds thrown in for some contrast - my anti-pink. I like that the pink is really more of a salmon color. In order to be able to use this picture with the subdued color palate, I had to manipulate the picture some in PhotoShop to tone it down a tad.
I have "done" Mia's baby album and a good number of baby layouts of her, I don't need anymore. But the plethora of clouds that were in this collection were perfect for my theme and title "Head in the Clouds". This child is a dreamer!! And it's not that she is a dreamer in the true sense of the word as that she lives in her own little world. What goes on in her head, in her world, is so much more exciting than anything any of us have to share with her!
I wanted a few more clouds. Something would create a visual blending with the tranparency clouds on the grey Core'dinations cardstock. The grey mist and Crafters Workshop mask were just the thing. Interestingly enough, this is not how the layout started out. It began as a 8.5x11 with the picture being on the right hand side. However the misting dictacted a bit of an adjustment! Funny how things happen, isn't it?
Now this layout began as an 8.5x11 and remained as such! Beginning to end, it followed the path I envisioned. Although, that might not quite be the whole truth. I originally had pictures of Nikolas playing the Horton Hears a Who game with the Horton hat on now that I think of it. But once that soft scene was created up top with the clouds and the moon and stars, it just didn't seem fitting. The setting called for a sleeping child.
My one complaint about these transparent embellishments; why is the moon sliver not just cut as a sliver? It looks silly with the whole circle!! I contemplated finishing off the job myself but thought better of it knowing my cut wouldn't be as clean as the rest of the edges...
Lovely little giraffee! I covered up a word with him!! I didn't the whole phrase so I just hid part of it. My layout, my perogative! Love that power!! LOL!! There's something about a baby page that needs that zig zag.
A card! I know, crazy, right? You can pick your jaw up from the floor now! I re-purposed that format of the Veteran's Day card that I made for Imaginisce and used it again here with some of the left over goodies that I had. Knowing that there a plethora of baby things in my stash, I know I won't use the left over on another project unless I make a card. So there you have it. Dead easy with the re-sed format, leftovers and some 110lb Core'dinations cardstock (great for card bases and stamping!). The worst part was the fussiness of lining up the letters to create my phrase and even that wasn't half bad!
In addition to the Lawn Fawn letter stamps, I also used one of the new stamp sets from Heidi Swapp. Those little banners are THE BOMB!! I foresee they will be getting a lot of mileage!
My sewing machine stopped cooperating halfway through... Trying to fit the heavy cardstock through the opening in the arm of the machine with wet ink and not mangling the card resulted in tight tension and funny stitches... Ah well, I still love the card! Live and learn!
I have a little something to share with you too! I really like this card with 3 circles down the side and created a sketch from it. I would like to share with you the sketch based on this, my signature card!
If you create a card (or layout!) based on my sketch, I would love to see what you made! You can share here in the comments or over on my Facebook page.
And that, my friends is how you make the most of a baby line and turn it around! Be sure to check back in a month when the Pebbles baby line hits my desk and see what I have to say about that one!! LOL!!