Sunday, January 13, 2013

January LOAD #43 & #44 - Every Picture has a Story

Another week over and a new week just beginning! It's cold here in Dallas, so we spent most of the day indoors. It did allow me to finish another layout for my January LOAD (LayOut A Day). I am participating in this event over at Let's Scrap. This is #43 and #44 (#12 and 13 traditional) so I am officially caught up! Yeah! 

I played along with the Inspired Challenge over at Colorful Creations. I was inspired by the vertical neutral wood background. I used a lighter color background on my layout and then added vertical ribbon and a second pattern paper to mimic the wood slats.  The round plate, bowl, egg, mcmuffin and juice glass inspired me to play with round photos and lots of them. Finally, the layering of the food on the croissant inspired me to layer journaling tags in the corner.

I used the sketch from the January Challenge over at Sketches with a Twist. The twist was to use a chevron. I used a chevron in my title and even used chevron paper on the chevron! 
Here is a closeup of my chevron:

Finally, I played along with the Studio Challenges current challenge: New Beginnings. This was the first time that we took Maddie into the deep end of the pool and taught her to go under water. Juan dunked her three times by counting: one, two, three.... and then quickly submerging them both. Each time Maddie came up sputtering, but didn't shriek or cry. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a great little swimmer! Here's the journaling I included saying just that!

Here is one more closeup:

Materials Used: paper - Creative Imaginations, Pebbles, and Antique Paperie; title card - Pebbles (Family); stickers - Antique Paperie; foil journal pad - Antique Paperie; button - CTMH; ribbon - unknown.

I hope you had a creative weekend! It's not too late to play along with the challenges above!



Lizzyc said...

HI Jessica! Wow what a great way to use so many photos, and they look like a wonderful time was had by your dear little daughter! and thanks for joining in at SWAT too!

Peg Hewitt said...

Thanks for playing with us Jessica. I love your take on the sketch, how you stretched it to a double, and especially the sequence of photos and hand journalling, so special.

pysselpetra said...

Love the feeling in this page and I am impressed with how you managed to make a stylish double page (I can never do that) ♥ thanks for playing along at The Studio Challenges ♥ Petra

Kat said...

your layout is fabulous...and the pictures look like everyone had such fun! thanks for playing along with us at the studio!

Kirsten said...

What a wonderful layout with all these summery photos. I love how you stretched the sketch and created a double page.
Thanks for playing with us at SWAT :-)