have you see the newest class event going on at two peas in a bucket? for three weeks, starting august 22nd, design school will be in session at 2peas. each week, they will focus on two principles and elements of design. i was thrilled when jamie sorenson emailed me, asking if i wanted to be a guest designer for this fun event!
i was asked to focus on "proportion/scale". to me, proportion and scale relate to the size of the elements on my layouts. for instance, if i have a small tree accent, i would not want to add a giant flower accent next to it. the items should relate in size, and be proportional to each other. in real life, flowers are quite smaller then trees. so i would want to keep them to scale on my layouts, just like in real life.
on the majority of my layouts, the one thing that i always try to make pretty large is my titles. i like them to stand out. and i usually work with standard sized photos, or even smaller ones. the largest photo size i use is a 5x7. so i thought it would be fun to use larger photos on my layout, along with smaller titles. so i decided to print two of my favorite photos of the girls, 8x12 inches. you can order these right through costco, and they're only $1.49. i love that you can really highlight a favorite photo this way.
for my title piece, i found this fun scalloped circle paper from little yellow bicycle. it was the perfect size for the side of my layout, and the shape fit so nicely with the curve of the tree in the photo. the inside part of the paper was this darker grey color. So i took a grid pattern paper from bella blvd, and cut out a large circle that fit perfectly over the grey. i thought it added a bit of interest, to spell out the word "little" with larger letter stickers, and the word "big" with smaller letter stickers. kind of a play on words type of thing.
i also came across this scroll die cut border, from little yellow bicycle, and thought it would add the perfect touch of yellow on the left side of my layout. i carefully cut in in half, lengthwise, and adhered it right up against the ribbon.
i also wanted to work the propotional/scale lesson into my journaling. just like my title says, alyssa truely is my "little big girl". this is where things are NOT proportional. at least, not in my eyes. alyssa might be on the more petite/small side, physically. but who she is, what she believes in, and what she is about, is HUGE.
i was trying to find a few embellishments to add to the upper left corner, and came across these flair buttons from american crafts. the tree fits perfectly.
i couldn't decide which photo or which daughter to scrap, so i went all crazy and did two layouts! this is a favorite photo of sarah, from last year. when looking at this photo, it dawned on me how fast she's growing up these days. i went with some smaller letter stickers, from sassafrass. i love these little letters, and just happen to have ordered more this weekend.
i wanted to add a few little banner pieces in the upper corner of my layout. just a fun way to add something to an empty space in a large photo. i had some cute tags from studio calico, but they weren't quite the colors or look i was going for. so i traced the shapes onto some pattern paper from little yellow bicycle, and cut these pieces out.
i added some machine stitching below each row of letter stickers. not too noticeable, but adds a subtle touch.
i added these little clouds to the banner pieces, using my two different sized cloud punches from fiskars. the ledger paper is crate paper, the tiny alpha stickers are from making memories, and the rhinestones are teresa collins.
i want to thank 2peas for the opportunity to join in on their design school session this week. i have never enjoying going to "school" this much. lol! make sure and head over to 2peas, to check out everything they have going on. you can still go back to the previous lessons. and then check out what their other designers did for the "proportion/scale" lesson today, and see their takes on the idea.