Each month for the past year or so I have created sketches for Cocoa Daisy. It's something that I really enjoy doing as now that I've created a few, I have foundation pieces that make sketch creating so quick and simple. It's like building with Lego, once you have all the pieces, it's just a matter of putting it together. This month I "angled" things up a bit.
My layout based on the sketch;
I really wanted to use this picture of the kids waiting on Christmas morning to head downstairs and open their stockings and presents, their PJs worked so well with the plaid patterned paper. I had to shift the title a little bit to make the vertical picture work. I struggled with the border as the plaid is so busy it was tough to find something that didn't compete but rather, complimented, the pattern.
A subtle layer of color was called for behind the photo to compliment the layers. Packaging from the poinsettia package is the journaling spot, nestled in a glassine bag behind the photo. I amended the poinsettia removing the yellow center and putting red gems from the kit instead. The yellow was so vibrant and a bit of an eye sore on the page given the lack of vibrant color on the page. Looks much better with it's modifications.
The sketch does not call for the corner adornments however the vertical picture and the weight of the plaid needed off setting and that corner did the job! I love the greenery tucked in; cardstock and a Tim Holtz die put to good use.
There is, as always, a process video showing you how this layout came together. There were a lot of gals who played along with the sketch inspiration this month so be sure to check out the Cocoa Daisy blog to see what the others did.
Thanks for stopping in today! Have a wonderful day!