Aloha Scrappers!!! I have been super thrilled at the response from the YT channel that I started this month, The Crafty Maven Getaway. I love seeing all the layouts that scrappers are creating based on the inspiration pieces and from watching the videos on the channel. It really makes up for all the hard and fun work I have been putting into the Channel and all the other aspects that go into building a YT Channel. I can’t believe how much I have learned and all the inspiration I am getting from the viewers!!
Susan Brochu, a fellow scrapbooker and blogger, her blog is www.littlethingsbigdays.blogspot.com, has shared several layouts that are so inspiring. Her first layout from the first week’s inspiration piece, just screamed out to me to bescrap lifted!! I loved having a chance to use this inspiration piece too. I am loving the pineapple craze, and i recently started using lots of pops of black and white, am love the way that looks.
I had been playing around with watercolors earlier that day and writing with watercolors. The big I designed was cute but I thought it was kinda busy to use the whole 12×12 sheet as a background. When I seen the striped section on Susan’s layout it made me think about that sheet I just watercolored. There was dots and the word Smile across the paper that mimicked the striped paper. I love how this totally happened by accident!! A Happy Accident!!
Because the paper I designed was on white cardstock I really wanted the rest of the 12×12 to have a pattern on it, or at least color. I ended end picking a light aqua/teal colored striped paper to follow the direction pattern, this paper was from the Dear Lizzy Fine and Dandy collection.
With the thought that the pillows have lots of different patterns I wanted t mimic that with the layers under my photo. I love layers and even though Susan only used a couple of layers I wanted to stay true to my style, and I used 4 layers behind my photo, which is printed at about 4×4. I used some plain pink cardstock for a neutral color and pattern. I also used pineapple paper from webster’s pages. a fun and fresh black and white dot from Seven paper from Studio Calico. and a water print from the Poolside Collection.
I used the Seven paper to make photo corners, I used the corners on all the corners. Susan just used two, but I felt like it needed corners on all sides to draw your eye in toward the photo and the middle of the layout.
The original Layout had a cluster of godies under the left side of the photo, I started there with word strips in matching colors, I then thought it needed a few strips at the top to help balance it. I added a few chipboard pieces that matched the theme of the photo. Which was shopping on vacation with my mother. We went to the Aloha Stadium to the Sway Meet. It was hot and sunny. To refresh ourselves we got a local coconut to drink and shaved ice for the kids. What doesn’t go wrong with shopping and ice cold tropical drinks!! I love going to the swap meet to find cool local foods and little goodies, like necklaces and jewelry. I finished with enamel dots and thought it looked finished. I made sure I added a short title at the bottom, just describing the photo,I felt like this was enough and not to journal.
This was fun to create. I love being inspired by others and taking a concept they have and making it my own!! I hope that i have inspired you to pull out your favorite layout by another scrapper and make it your own!!
Hope everyone has an inspired weekend!!