Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Enjoy Everyday Moments

Happy Tuesday!

Rhonda here today to host the blog for you.  I'm excited to share another project created with the ever fabulous "Just Because" line.  This collection will become available in the Quick Quotes store on or after August 23.

The color scheme and design of this line is so fresh for your everyday photos, it's just really a fantastic line!  I took inspiration from the grass color in my photo and the sunburst stripes.  A bit of coordinating green chevron peeks under my journaling block layer.  I cut the chevron strip with my Silhouette.

"Enjoy Everyday Moments" 12 x 12 Layout
Fussy cutting on the pattern paper strip used to layer under my photo.

A floral collage helps anchor the design.

A butterfly of vellum stitched to attach, floats in the clouds.

Designer's Notes:

My starting point for this page was the colorwashed cardstock.  It's by Core'dinations and the core color is a purple.  I scored and sanded some lines on the left and bottom of the page for a subtle accent that tied in my son's purple shirt.

Playing along with the natural design of the papers, I cut a wavy strip of paper to layer under my photo.

I added the corduroy flowers and button centers to soften the geometric patterns elsewhere on the page. The same is true of the clouds.  This photo is one of my favorite pictures of our oldest son.  To help the colors pop, I used a few black and white wallet sized for contrast.

Ingredients:
Just Because collection, Quick Quotes
Powderpuff Chalk Inks:  Biscotti, Limeade, Blue Hawaiian and Mocha Mama, Quick Quotes
Vellum scrap for butterfly, Quick Quotes
Tin Type papers for leaves, Quick Quotes
Cardstock, Core'dinations
Silhouette
Butterfly die, CLD
Cloud dies, MFT
Rose Leaf and Frond punches, Martha Stewart
Tab Punch, Jenni Bowlin for Fiskars
Small Cloud Punch, Fiskars
Baker's Twine, The Twinery
Sentiment sticker, K and Co.
Other:  Sewing Machine, Thread, Buttons and Corduroy Flower

Thanks for stopping on over today!
~ Rhonda


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6 comments:

Jodi said...

super cute!!! I love the way you layered the photos, and the vellum butterfly is da bomb!!

Liz said...

I love all the photo's and the elements on this.
The cloud is super cute.
love the way you did the rays.
Coloring is perfect in this layout.

Misty Rushlow said...

Rhonda, you always inspire we with your work! Another great layout and it is so adorable...love it!!!

Dorina D said...

Wonderful and fun layout. I love the details from the scored lines to the sanding and stitching. Thanks for sharing.

Adora Concepcion said...

love this layout Rhonda!!!

CraftyGirl said...

This LO is one of my favorites! I love how you included outdoor type of embellishments without letting it take over the LO! The focus definitely is on that adorable photo!

barb :)