Thursday, March 7, 2013

New Orleans Title Page

The Reveal
I was at my LSS, Pages from the Heart, and saw We R Memory Keeper's new spring line, Simply Spring and thought it was simply gorgeous. This layout came together quite easily as the papers and stickers are so pretty. I had this photo from our trip to New Orleans that I thought would make a good title page for an album if I ever get to it. If not, it'll be a representative page of the entire trip. 

The Sketch
I used the following PageMaps sketch from Paper Secrets blog. They are having a sketch challenge if you'd also like to join in. 

  • The main one was I turned the one large banner into a group of banners. 
  • I continued the banner theme in the title area. I replace the title tab with strips of tiny banners. 
  • One component of the challenge was to use Thickers. The ones I chose that matched my color scheme were too large for the title space. I ended up finding smaller Thickers for the brackets but they were a red color. I used a copper Pearl Pen over them to match the brads. 
  • I exchanged the two smaller photos for one larger one for a more dramatic effect. 
  • I had a fleur de lis brad that I wanted to use, but the copper color was so bright that it stood out too much in the sea of pastels. I added a few round copper brads and two copper eyelets so the copper became an accent color. 
  • Instead of stitching the two vertical stitched lines, I added eyelets and tied some peach string through it. 

  • Instead of a doily, I had a circular frame from the collection that I cut into three pieces and arranged around the photo. 

  • In place of the heart embellishments, I used the floral and butterfly stickers from the sticker sheet. 
I'm also entering these challenges:
Scrap Your Story's very first challenge on using just one photo in a layout
Crafting for All Season's spring into spring challenge
Flutter By Wednesday's open challenge using a butterfly
Whimsical Design's think spring

Thanks so much for flutterin' by,


Christy said...

Thisis stunning! The soft colors are perfect and the papers you chose compliment each other beautifully. You knocked it out of the park with your take on that sketch.
Thank you so much for joining us at Scrap Your Story... hope you'll be back playing along next week. :)

Brandi Matos said...

This is gorgeous!! I love those papers and embellies!! What a sweet line!!!
Thanks for playing along at SYS!!!!

Val-Belle said...

This is such a cute layout. I love love those papers so soft and spring like :D Thank you so much for joining us at SYS. I hope that you will play along on our next challenge.

emily said...

All the banners are pretty...

orange gearle said...

This is beautiful! I love how you altered the sketch. The papers and banners are awesome. Thanks for joining us at Scrap Your Story!

Fleursbydesign said...

Very pretty, love the soft colors :)

Kelly said...

Ohhh how pretty is this! Love the paper collection and what you did with the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Secrets! :)

LB whosthischick said...

Wonderful layout. Love how you used eyelets

Sadie green said...

Really love your page :) x

Anonymous said...

OH HOW PRETTY! Love the great colors and totally love the grommets with the twine :). Thanks for playing along at Whimsical Wednesday!

Jenée said...

This is such a lovely page. The elements and the colors are outstanding. Thank you for sharing it with us this week at Flutter By Wednesday.

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous layout, your papers are gorgeous.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

Nanne said...

Oh my word.. Beautiful layout, love all the layers.
thanks for sharing this with us girls over at Whimsical Designs..

Valerie said...

Awww. you two are so sweet together. and your layout is just beautiful.

Becky said...

This layout is stunning Michelle! Congrats on getting Top 3!

Anonymous said...

Love your take on this, especially that you used eyelets! I like how they look with ribbon/twine running through them, but they are such a pain, sometimes, so I rarely use them!

Great job!

Val-Belle said...

Congratulations Michelle on being a winner. Totally deserve it with this fabulous layout.

deb duty said...

This is such a gorgeous layout! The photo is stunning. I live an hour from New Orleans so I have lots if pics in Jackson Square but none from this angle. Love it!

Bianca said...

What a lovely project and wonderfull colors. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca

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