We have a wonderful sponsor this week...CREATIVE CUTS AND MORE....
and they sent me a chipboard mini album and some die cuts and this is what I created...
First I used the "Mixed Album" in Heavy black chipboard (totally love this album with all the different shaped pages!!) and I used papers from Graphic45 on all my pages to keep a cohesive design throughout my album. I also have this crazy pumpkin trim that I used to keep the design cohesive as well.
I choose a theme of Pumpkins 2012, from Joseph at the pumpkin patch, to carving the pumpkins to "disposing" of them by doing our annual "pumpkin' chunkin'" in the desert by our house.
Cover - flower and die cut filmstrip are from Creative Cuts and More
and I used the index print that I get from Costco in the filmstrip.
4 buttons and counting
Flower from Creative Cuts and More
1 button (5 and counting)
(loved this scallop page and that the pumpkin trim fit right into the scallops)
Die cut shape from Creative Cuts and More
1 more button (6 and counting)
Butterfly chipboard & paper die cut from Creative Cuts and More
5 more buttons (for a total of 11)
(and I was told I should have spelled "pumpkin" -- PUNKIN .
..I guess it's really supposed to be PUNKIN CHUNKIN)
And....since I always work ahead...I acutally already had this layout completed for the challenge too...
I used 7 buttons...(it might look like 5, but 2 sets are layered)
Photo is when Joseph was about 4 days old
At THINKING THROUGH DESIGN, where we have a challenge
and share our thoughts with our readers on how we executed the challenge.
This week our challenge is to
combine Black & White with Color photos:
My thought: I do this technique from time to time so I was fairly comfortable with it. I find that I usually use it with wallet sized photos. For this layout, I had a really fun photo of my son that I already had printed in both black & white and color. I kept the color scheme of my layout to black & whites/greys with pops of red, yellow & teal. I love how using black & white photos in this layout almost shows the motion of my son jumping and helps convey the feelings of joy from the photos too!
And this layout I did for 2 challenges...
My Scraps and More - use the word "Smile"
and also at Memorable Seasons to use "trendy" things - I used Washi Tape, Chevrons (made with a mask and Gesso), Twine & Paint....