It's the final day of Bella Blvd 's Unlimited Inspiration where they have been showcasing the fabulous projects that were featured in their CHA Winter booth display. So, make sure you jump on over there to get inspired!
It is all about the Color Chaos Collection's Strandz paper on their blog. I have my final two layouts up on their blog, HERE. I had a lot of fun playing with those stripes!
This layout fell together pretty quickly. I let the (2)-4x6 pictures of John dictate the design. I kept it simple my lining them up next to each other, and then having fun with those diagonal stripes of pattern paper loveliness. I varied the width of each color hoping to give it a little more interest to the eye. I have done the tone-on-tone thing several times, and I love it. The chipboard shapes where so perfect to add in with each color.
After I was done, I loved how the stripes lined up... but then I started to think it would have been fun to switch up every-other one creating a chevron affect. That would have been neat too, but with only one sheet of each to play with that wasn't going to happen for me. I think it will be something I will try on a future layout!
... and here is my all-time favorite page I created for Bella Blvd...
It might have something to do with the picture, but this one is my favorite of the six layouts. When I was given the assignment to create two layouts focusing on the Strandz, I knew I needed to do the ever-so-popular burst. I pulled up a layout I created for My Mind's Eye. It was the layout I created 2 years ago for my very first post of my monthly series Anatomy of a Double Page Layout. The pictures are a little blurry because the blog has changed, but you can see that post HERE.
So, here she is in all her glory. This is what inspired me for the "Super" layout. Obviously, it wasn't going to be a double layout. I just simply chopped that left-handed side off, and replaced the "Sunshine" die-cut for my picture of Sam. Ta-Da! I didn't have any decorative tapes to work with, so I still needed to add a little more to the colorful burst. I had the two small pictures that I tucked into the blue ray.
I tried to add my journaling with a strip of white cardstock just like I did on my 2010 layout, but I didn't like how it chopped off the continuous stripe. I worked meticulously to get those lines to match up. I decided to place the journaling underneath the focal pictures. It still needed something else, so that's when I started to add clusters of enamels near the journaling block. Then, I went with the triangle design rule and followed suite around the page. I really loved how this one turned out. The funny thing... I don't think it made it out of the cutting room floor, because I never did see pictures of this layout in their booth. Oh well!
So, there you have it. All six of my layouts that I created for Bella Blvd for them to be displayed in their CHA Winter 2015 booth! I had a lot of fun... and a lot of worry... but I totally enjoyed the processes. It was such an honor to be given this opportunity. Thank you, Bella Blvd!