Happy new week Roadies!
This layout was so much fun to make, I wanted to share the process with you.
I often go to Pinterest for design inspiration. My layouts rarely turn out like the inspiration, but you can see bits and pieces of it when I'm done.
My "Hey" layout was inspired by artwork for a movie that I haven't (and won't, after I read IMDB) see, but I loved the artistic feel of the poster and knew I could incorporate those elements. Can you see the similarities? Large photo, silhouetted. Title across the photo. Words scattered sporadically around the photo. All things that I knew would make a fun layout.
To make my layout, I found a photo of Caroline, one of the owners of Maya Road. This is from a daytrip we took to Chicago. It's from my phone camera, so I ran it through a few filters to make it work for printing so large. When the quality isn't great, filters are a fabulous way to get an artsy feel to your photographs.
I then silhouetted the image and sized it to fit on a 12x12 page. I have an HP wide format printer, but you could print your large photo on a 12x8.5 piece of paper and cut it out just as easily.
When it was printed out, I started decorating the page. I gave Caroline a fancy new flouncy purse (not something she'd buy herself) using the new Tulle Trim in Frosting, the new Alterable Crochet Trim--Scallop Edge Dot, some Leaf Green Double Stitched Velvet Ribbon, a cluster of Vintage Paper Roses, and a few of the Pearl Butterfly pins in White and Champagne.
I made the strap all blingy with our awesom new Sparkle Trim in Shine Silver and a bit more of the Alterable Crochet Trim in the Double Dot variety. So fun! I pinned a butterfly from the Vintage Kraft Heart & Butterfly pins to the strap using a Wood Mini Clothes Pin, and used it for the date.
The background of houses happened by accident, but I love how it worked out. I am a messy scrapper, so I had the Our Town houses on my desk from trying them on another project. I just started layering and stacking them to make it look like row houses. I love how the mixed look of the kraft and transparency houses work together.
My title and journaling were some of the last things I added (The crown was last. Everyone needs a crown once in a while, right?). I used my Silhouette and cut the word "hey" in a font called Clear Line. Then I glued some Twine Cording in Blueberry inside the word. I've done a similar technique before, cutting out the word so there's no edging. I like having a bit more of a border with this version.
I used the awesome new Metro UC alphabet stamps to finish the title work. I think it may be my new favorite alphabet stamp. It comes in a lower case font too (Metro LC)!
I finished off with the journaling scattered randomly.
And that was my process!
Products in teal are from the newest Summer 2013 release, you can download the catalog on the MR home page.