{Funny Face} layout (9/26/16)

by - 6:10 PM

Hello! I created a layout for the challenge from Christy on Christys Beautiful Life YouTube channel for the giveaway.  Christy and Rachel have a series called Get Sketchy with Christy and Rachel that has been going for 1 year now.  Congratulations ladies!  I enjoy this series because I think it's interesting to see how everyone approaches a sketch differently.  For their 1 year anniversary they are doing a giveaway.  To qualify for the giveaway, you need to create a layout using one of the sketches that they used over the last year (click for  Christy's video for giveaway).  I chose to use the second sketch (click for Christy's video) they used.  It is from Creative Scrappers sketch #262.  Here is the sketch:
creative-scrappers-262Now I had planned to go somewhere entirely different with this layout.  I had planned to use my kids 3 school photos from last year and to create a companion page for my last layout.  However, it did not work.  I created the chevron background.  This took me absolutely forever to figure out.  I totally over thought it and just made it a huge deal.  When I finally figured it out I wanted to slap myself.  Anyway, I created the background using multiple papers.  Then I brought the photos in and HATED it.  So then I chose a different photo to use.  I really didn't know how to go about embellishing this page so I just started putting things on the page until I liked what I saw.  Here is the layout I created:
I think this is a fun layout.  The colors are a little more fall than I would have wanted for this photo.  But I think it turned out.  It's hard to tell but I traced the larger chevron pieces onto the background with a Spectrum Noir 017 yellow colored pencil.  I think it added more chevrons without it adding busyness to the layout.
I created a video for this layout.  Check it out! 

Here is the list of products that I used:
  • Background: Colorbok
  • diagonal stripe: We R Memory Keepers-Wildflower
  • teal: American Crafts (?)
  • black love: Pebbles-Jen Hadfield-Home+Made-Best Of collection
  • red polka dot: Crate Paper
  • triangle photo mat: Dear Lizzy-Lucky Charm
  • yellow photo mat: American Crafts (?)
  • mint tag: October Afternoon
  • red/orange grid sticker: Amy Tangerine
  • yellow label:Pink Paislee-Memorandum
  • red labels: Studio Calico
  • love this tag: Pink Paisley-Sentiment Series
  • cork stars: American Crafts-DIY Shop
  • love acrylic and pearls: Freckled Fawn
  • black letters: unknown manufacturer
  • white letters: America Crafts-Remarks-Getty
  • colored pencil: Spectrum Noir 017
  • ink: Hero Arts-Charcoal
Thank you for visiting!  See you again soon!

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