Monday, February 7, 2011

Denim Jacket

This year I've discovered the free monthly classes over at Two Peas in a Bucket, and the end of the month class is led by Shimelle. The class is called 4x6 Photo Love and will highlight techniques for using 4x6 photos on a layout; one photo in January, two photos in February, and so on until there are twelve photos in December. I really liked this month's layout featuring one photo and a loose string of embellishments crossing the page from the top right to the bottom left.

Shimelle featured some great pre-made round flowers on her layout, however I didn't have any large round accents. So, I decided to make my own using a scallop punch, two circle punches, patterned paper, buttons and ink. I layered the patterned papers, turned the edges up just slightly, inked the edges, and added a button for the center. Then I added other various size buttons and embellishments from my stash.



I also included a small piece of ephemera on this layout - did you see it? I have a box for cultural memorabilia that I started collecting during the LOM workshop last year. It's just a place to keep little tidbits from our daily lives that might be of use on a layout. I haven't actually used anything out of the box, until this layout. When I was writing my journaling, I remembered that after my last trip to Coldwater Creek, I had put some of the price tags in my cultural memorabilia box. All the price tags at Coldwater Creek are on a Kraft type paper, so I simply cut the store's name off one of the tags and included it with the word stickers I used in my loose embellishment line.

This was a fun layout to create and I'm looking forward to each month's 4x6 Photo Love class.

7 comments:

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

I thought Shimelle's class was great and am really looking forward to it each month! Love the embellishments you made!

Sian said...

I think I need to go and check out the class now that I've seen this! I love the fresh colour combination you have used and your embellishments of course.

Karen said...

This is great. Shimelle's link to the class is still sitting in my inbox. I think a trip to 2Peas is in order for today.

Tammy said...

I've been checking out all the classes at 2 Peas, but somehow I missed this one. I'm going to go see it. I love your page and love that you included the memorabilia. It gets easier to remember the more you add stuff to your layouts. Your embellishments are pretty! :)

Photographing Mom said...

Cute layout and cute jacket, too!!!
I need to visit 2Peas today!

cate said...

great layout and colour combination!

humel said...

It looks great, Melissa :-) I've really enjoyed looking through all the posts I've missed recently - sorry I don't have time to comment on them all xx