Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Nature's Adventure

Hello, hello. I am so excited to share a layout I created using the Field Notes collection. Those who know me and/or follow my blog know that 99% of my layouts are 1-pagers and consist of 1 – 3 photos. There’s just something about expanding to that 2nd page that just throws me off. I’ve really been trying to push myself more in 2012, which includes doing more double pagers so let me share with you today, a 2-page layout and a sketch so you can play along with me.

These photos are from a family photo shoot by a wonderful photographer, Allison Schnurr (we have the copyright release). We knew there were a lot of ducks where we were taking our photos so we brought bread along but we didn’t intend to have them as part of the photo shoot. As luck would have it, we had wrapped up the shoot and rewarded the kids by feeding the ducks. Allison, being the FAB photographer that she is, snapped all these candid shots of us feeding them, running from them and just enjoying watching them.


When I pulled out the Field Notes papers and embellishments, the colors are so strikingly vivid and the foiling is so magnificent but this one color combo reminded me of some photos I had from a year ago that had yet to be scrapped. The greens, yellows and pink reminded me of the grass color variations and the redish/pink on the ducks.


Banners are still an “in” trend so I turned them sideways, added pops of pink, styled the photos and added 3 butterflies to form a triangle on the page, which I like to do to lead the eye around the layout.

Once it was time to title the page, I pulled out the cardboard alphas but they got lost in the green so I grabbed my paint and randomly blotted some color on them. I chose to use black to pull out the black from the clothing, misting and stitching.



I loved the little banner die-cuts, which tied in nicely to the large banners on the page. There were so many in the package that I decided to use them for the journaling.


It reads: We had so much fun feeding the ducks. They came out in masses – at least 30 of them – and they weren’t afraid to get up close and personal with us.

So that’s my project for the day but that’s not all I have for you. I really enjoy making sketches so I thought I’d make one for you today. If you use it, please post a link here or on my blog so I can visit your site and admire your work!


Thanks for stopping by today. Check back in tomorrow for some Pinterest inspiration.
xoxo Heather

39 comments:

Nathalie said...

What a fun color combo and thank you for the sketch! I need to do more double pagers as well!

connie said...

love the color combo you used and this sketch. Great job on the 2page LO. I only do 2 page LO's -- 1 page LO's are a challenge to me.

curlyqmosaics said...

What a great 2 page layout! I love all the fun colors and textures. The sketch is fab too...great way to create and incorporate lots of fun photos. TFS!

Ruby said...

Love your LO's, so pretty. The colours are fab!!

Chrissy said...

Beautiful work,Heather! Love your 2-pager.

Patricia said...

Gorgeous 2-pager...love those butterflies and the colors are beautiful!

Diana Waite said...

this turned out FABULOUSLY Heather!

Peg said...

Gorgeous, I love that the pink draws you right in!

Bethany Becker said...

Fun color combo! I love the sketch. Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

What a great layout! I love your sense of style!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

mavis carter said...

Love what you've done with this sketch. Lots of great pics on fun papers.

ropcop528 said...

I like the use of so many photos.

brenlubrant said...

I am loving your layout, and love that beautiful butterfly on your page.

Christine said...

I love the field notes paper. I'll be in Logan next month so I'll be stopping by to pick some up!!!

Beth said...

I love two page layouts! Thank you for the sketch!

KellyG said...

Love those colors! Great layout and sketch!

Mommy Papi and Babies Sauri said...

Thank you for offering a sketch. i'm new to the scrapbooking arena and I think I'm going to rely on sketches to guide my learning.

Mommy Sauri~
http://casadesauri.blogspot.com

Rebecca W said...

Thanks for sharing both the layout and a sketch.

Ange said...

Cute lo!

Debbie Buckland said...

Love the colours you used in the layout great sketch too.

Terri H. said...

Love the ribbons of journaling on your pages. Thanks for sharing.

Shana said...

I really liked the creative title. I also need to do more 2 page layouts.

Ann said...

Great sketch and layout - I hope to put it to use soon. I haven't done a 2-pager in a long time.

Karenajo said...

The color combo really set off your layout. Thanks for the sketch too!

heyitsamanda said...

Can't wait for Field Notes to come out! Your designs make me so excited for it!

littlen said...

beautiful lo. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

abb0187 said...

Thanks for the great sketches. I love that you have lots of photos on this spread. I love how other people's layouts look with one photo, I just can't seem to do it for my own projects. I need lot of photos.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a fabulous LO! I love those papers--and I LOVE that it's a double page--I totally need to do more scrapbook pages! THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Emily Keaton said...

Great layout--beautiful work!

Delightful Designs by Katherine said...

Love the color combos. Thanks for inspiring us.

Kimberly Rendino said...

Beautiful pages! The colors are great.

Gail B. said...

Love the page sketch as I usually scrap several photos at a time.

Monika Wright said...

I've been using sketches more and more, thanks for sharing.

Adams Family Album said...

I've just started using sketches and LOVE how helpful they are! Thanks for the sketch :)

Karen said...

Nice layout- love your color palette. And TFS the sketch :)

Laura said...

Great sketch and I love your layout!

Chelle said...

Great double Heather, and thanks for the sketch!

Shannon said...

Love the color combo!!

Lena said...

Love the sketch. Looking forward to trying out this 2 page layout.

 

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