Thursday, January 20, 2011

Melissa's Spring Layout

With all of the cold weather going around, I thought a Spring Layout would help set the mood for the wonderful temperatures that must be on their way. (Please!!!)

I'll just share a quick background of the pics below as my husband isn't usually this, umm, odd. Usually.

They were taken when my hubby and I were dating. He was a manager at a local Walmart over the electronics and photo areas. Every Christmas and Easter, the photo lab provides 1 complimentary 5x7 of a picture taken with the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus. This was one of my husband's favorite things as he got to pick who dressed up in the suit every time! I had just gotten off of a LONG day from work and my mom and I were going to take him to lunch so we were able to see the tail end of picture time. Can you tell he was bored a few times? Thus the title "The Many Faces of Glen."

I tried to keep it a masculine page with the colors but still keep it "Springish" looking. I started with a 12x12 cardstock from Core'dinations and sanded the page; softly in the center for a lighter look and hard on the edges so they were nearly white. I also used a Rich Cocoa ink over some areas in the center to darken it slightly as well. I then used a light green Swiss Dot cardstock. This is actually one of the best purchases I have ever made. I use this paper for EVERYTHING.

I cut and corner-rounded the green to create mats for the pics as well as the "journaling area." I also distressed it a little as I thought the green was a little too bright for what I wanted by again using my Rich Cocoa ink pad. I used the pad again on the edges of the pictures as well. I really liked how the pictures looked with straight corners over a rounded corner - -I think it adds to the oddness :o) I originally created the layout with only the 4 larger pictures but decided to add the smaller with all rounded corners in the center.

I used some Spring-looking stamps from Hero Arts that I picked years ago. In fact, I think this is the first time I used them too! They are stamped on Simply Smooth cardstock and colored with my handy copics and taped it all together with my new favorite Scor-Tape; can't live without it!! All in all, this layout probably took about 30-35 minutes to make. Definitely my kind of layout. Hope you enjoyed!!

Copics used: G0000, YR000, YR01, R12, R30, RV0000, RV00, RV02, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG91, YG93, YG95

Copics used: G0000, BG10, BG11, YR000, Y000, Y11, Y32, E11, RV0000, RV00, RV02, YG13, YG17, YG91, YG93, YG95, Pitch Black, Pink, Melon, Black Multiliner

Supplies Used:
Bazzill Swiss Dot cardstock
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink Pad
Chomper corner-rounder
Black Multiliner
Atyou Spicas

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