Sunday, August 14, 2011

LOAW challenge #2

This is week #2 of the Studio Calico Layout A Week Challenge.  Once again Caz did not let us down with the inspiration piece.  Check this out.
original source: here
This was a tough one for me.  It took a few days for an idea to form.  The idea: to create a layout with a banner running all the way through it just like this frame...sometimes I'm not so swift on the uptake, lol. So here's what I created...
I've used Lilybee Picket Fence papers, and purple alphas for a previous Nook kit, along with Maya Road chipboard shapes, Crate button, misc brads, Pink Paislee Tickets, American Crafts alphas, Jillibean Soup Sprout (backwards and misted with Branwood Mr. Huye's.  I've hand stitched the boarder with DMC embroidery floss in brown and cream.
Again, a white cardstock background.  I think the end result is okay, a little simple, but outside of my standard style so I like that about it.  Want to know something funny?  The photo was originally straight, in line with the boarder.  As I was sewing the banner on however, it shifted (I only use the teeniest bit of adhesive when first laying out my design, I didn't think about securing it completely before stitching).  It wasn't what I had planned, but it doesn't make me crazy to see it off centered either, so I've decided to leave it.

Speaking of Studio Calico, I've signed up for their monthly kit, and am looking forward to working with more of their product.  Their kits are interesting as they have a host of different manufacturers represented each month, it's not solely their own stuff.  Another neat attribute is that they often (if not always) have exclusives in their kit, that cannot be purchased elsewhere.  September's kit for example has some of the much talked about Amy Tangerine items, however they are in different colour/style than the originals.  You can see the full Kit, all the Add on kits, and the exclusives here.  One last thing about these kits is that they ship super fast (within a week), and come directly to my door.  Sweet!

We're off to the beach tomorrow with friends.  The weather is suppose to be nice and hot, so combine that with water, sand, snacks, and good company, and you have a very good day on the horizon.  Hope your Monday is looking just as good.

Thanks for popping by,

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Lilith Eeckels said...

Sherri your layout is AMAZINGLY STUNNING. Each time I drop by I am in OH and AH. GORGEOUS!

Sasha Farina said...

i love your take on the inspiration piece, Sherri!! love love love.. i think the white background is perfect!

Jessy Christopher said...

That is sucha beautiful story of you both! I love the journaling. You are such a clever thinker... heart that idea!!

Pam said...

Looooove this so much! I adore the banner you created! That is a really good picture of you two;)