Friday, April 16, 2010

In My Easter Bonnet

I have been having so much fun over at Lets Scrap doing their challenges. I am getting the hang of using sketches to do my layouts and I'm finding that it's not taking me near as long to finish them. In the last week I have done 3 two page layouts and it would have taken me at least a month to have done that before. I also like how friendly everyone is and all the positive comments they make about everyones layouts.

The group have 3 types of things going on each week. On Monday they have a question of the week for us all to give input to. On Wednesday they have a sketch challenge. The sketches are usually 2 page sketches which is part of the reason I really like the group because its hard to find 2 pagers. If you only like to do one page then you can use just one side of the sketch. Then on Fridays they do a design team challenge. In this challenge one of the design team gives you rules to follow in doing your layout and you can use any sketch in the group folder to follow. I made the layout "In My Easter Bonnet" for last weeks design team challenge.

Here is my layout

Some of the things we were to follow for the challenge were to use a vintage photo, use 3 patterned papers, have homemade details or some souvenir or special embellishment, and use some of your favorite colors.

The pictures are of me at Easter when I was little, I think that alone makes them heritage lol. I used 4 patterned papers which were from my stash so I don't know what the brand names are but they all seemed to go together will and the bunny paper worked will for an Easter layout. Although purple isn't a color I would pick to wear it seems to be a color I gravitate to when buying scrapbooking paper. I tend to have a lot of it. I also love the shade of green I used. Lastly I made the flowers out of different size circles using the papers I used in the layout and then put a button in for the centre.

At first I wasn't that pleased with the layout as it just seemed to plain but it has grown on me. I hope you like it.

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