I wanted to share my last layout I created as the October guest designer for Chickaniddy, using their new Scrumptious collection. I worked with their October sketch for this layout, which went up on their blog last week.
I love a good sketch, and this one worked so well with my style. Every now and then, I'll be given a sketch to work with, and my first thought is "what am I going to do with that?". Lol. It's always nice when a sketch goes hand in hand with your style.
I usually follow sketches pretty closely, since I love having the work done for me, but I like that they still give me the freedom to change it up a bit to fit my needs. I knew I wanted to include a larger focal point photo on my page, so I added in a 4x6" photo in the upper left corner and moved my title to the bottom right corner of the page. I also eliminated the tag, with the journaling, since I didn't want anything covering my main photo.
I am a big fan of using 2x3" photos on my pages, along with a larger photo, so I loved that this sketch had room for several smaller photos. I printed out four smaller photos, just like the sketch shows, but I really went back and forth on using them all, or just two or three of them.
I can't lie. I struggled with this layout for days. I kept pushing paper and photos around, trying to get something to "click". I had some flowers that I had die cut with my Silhouette, and tried really hard to work them onto the page. But in the end, I tossed them. I finally decided to create this little cluster of die cuts and stickers above the smaller photos, and was happy with how it turned out. And yes, the "No. 1127" is upside down, but the other side of that frame was white, and I wanted the aqua part to show ;)
While the Scrumptious collection might not have been my first pick to go with these photos I took of my cousin and his family, I love that the denim patterned paper in the collection really tied in with the photos. From there, it felt natural to incorporate the rest of the gorgeous colors in this collection, even though at first glance, they wouldn't have been something I'd have grabbed.
I want to thank Heidi and Pam again for inviting me to guest design for them this month. It was a true pleasure!