Not one but TWO layouts featuring new shoes for the youngest. Mia is not a shoe gal. She's rather a creature of habit and just likes to be comfortable. Every year we buy new sneakers for the beginning of the school year. She needed these new shoes before school began however and these lovely neon kicks were taken to Sequoia and Yosemite thus coming back a few shades less bright thanks to all the trails and hiking we did. Those same bigger feet necessitating new sneakers also meant new riding boots were a must. All is a rather short time frame. These two layouts are about those new shoes.Coincidently, both layouts involve the colors pink and black though using two different collections; one Cocoa Vanilla Studios and the other Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes.
This first layout of the first pair of new shoes was created using the Gather collection from Maggie Holmes. Only Mia would go to the shoe store wearing black socks to shop for new sneakers! LOL!! And come away with hot pink shoes. She really wanted another color, I can't remember what that other color was to be honest. But the size she needed was only available in this shocking pink. She really isn't a pink gal. But she needed shoes and really liked the fit of the shoe. We had been to the sale shoes and tried "cheaper" shoes before Mum let her try on the not much more non sale shoes that she first eyed. By this point she was tired of trying on shoes and settled for good fit and neon pink.
In cleaning my nook out the other day, I realized that I have LOTS of embellishments left over from collections so am trying to make a concerted effort to use more. But with balance. Not put the stuff just cos I have the stuff, ya know what I mean?
This layout is a lot softer than the one above. The pops of black work better with her black riding boots and thus make the pictures stand out better. I actually based this layout on a sketch challenge at 15 minutes 2 Scrap with SpiegelMom Scraps. Rather loosely. I've been trying to use more pictures on my layouts to tell a more complete story and thus the two pictures.With the direction of movement in the watercolor on the background paper, I also had to change the direction of the embellies to work with the paper.
The soft colors of this collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studios are sublime! It's not often that I am smitten with such collections as bright and bold tend to be more of my thing. The boldness of the black with the pastels might be what made this striking to me.