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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Something Pretty!

First of all I want to remind everyone about the mini challenges that are happening at Scrapbookers Anonymous this month.  As it's our anniversary month, the DT has come up with mini challenges in addition to our regular monthly challenges.  AND that's not all, we're giving away a different prize for each mini challenge AND each monthly challenge.  So we're talking about multiple chances to win all sorts of fun goodies.  So stop out at Scrapbookers Anonymous to see what's going on!!!

I have a layout to share which I'm really excited about.  Sadly, it is not for any current challenge but it was originally based on sketch 9.8 over at Sketchy Thursdays.  I struggled with this one.  I thought I had it all figured out twice and then decided to revamp it.  The original sketch had the 3 photos lined up vertically and on the right of the page, well I wasn't loving this so I decided to line them all up horizontally.  I liked this more but I had the paper strips laid out kind of crooked as was shown in the sketch and I had a good size embellie cluster going.  It looked pretty good but I felt that it looked like many of the other layouts I've done recently.  I'd like to do less clustering, I have a tendency to put a big a$$ embellie cluster at the bottom right of my photos.  I'm also trying to make sure my photos stand out as the focal point more. So by getting rid of my cluster I got rid of a lot of the embellies I had planned on using, thus making the photos stand out more.  I straightened out my paper strips, lined up my photos , put a doily behind and popped the center photo, added some fabulous wrinkled ribbon and twine to frame out all the pictures, I incorporated a couple little owl embellies, left the title small and simple, and voila... I love it!!!
What do you think?!  Soft, pretty, and simple... Oh and everything here is from the September Kit at Pixie Dust Paperie which is called Tecolote!  It's a great kit!!!

Thanks for looking!!!
xxxxx :)
Lea

11 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhh this is GORGEOUS! I love love love love the paper strips and the ribbon work!! WOW! :):):):):):):):):):):)

sandi said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! I absolutely love this! Love what you did with the Pixie kit! I love that kit, and you rocked it with this lo!

Toni Cartwright said...

WOW!!! love this layout!!!!
Love those strips of paper and those photos how cute!!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow - this is AWESOME!!! You have rocked these pps hey! How good is this! Sooooo clever, chickie!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is so pretty, I love your choice of DP for the strips, and great used of the mini alphabets on the top corner and the owl brad on the other. not forgetting that punch out owl, that is simply delightful!
THANK YOU so much for the shout out for Pixie too!!!!

Deb Hickman said...

Ooooh this is so pretty,love the kit.xxx

Lynnda Hosni said...

Wow ... Lea... this layout is so sweet....and rocked the kit too !!! Yup pixie kit is fun to play with....i totally agree with you... hugs..xoxo

Keshet said...

I love how it came out--so classic and pretty:)

Anne said...

Lea, I didn't do the paint at the bottom ! All the paint was already on the page !! cool hey !!

Helen Tilbury said...

Adorable photos & a lovely layout Lea - I agree that kit is put together very well :)

Theresa said...

love this.. great photos and how you used that cute ribbon around them.
=)