Hey crafty friends! I’m back today with a messy girl scrapbook layout. The story behind is layout was just to cute not to document it.
Each year we go to a county that is about 3.5 hours away and unplug and unwind. Where we stay has no cell phone service, no internet and very limited television. We ride ATV’s, fish, have campfire’s, etc.
Our children have always come with us. Julia was five months the first time she came and Michael was nine months on his first trip. Last year though Julia was old enough to really start enjoying the activities.
On the day of the photo we had been riding ATV’s and has encountered many mud holes. Both children were covered from head to two in mud, and neither of them minded a bit. She was laughing and asking for more, more.
I’m thankful that, for now, she is enjoying the experience. I can imagine that as she gets older, and more into “girly” things, she may not want to end up all muddy so I wanted to make sure to document this trip.
I started the layout with a sketch from Stuck ? Sketches. For their February 15th challenge they had to sketches and I used the second one with the circle element, and banner under the photo. I ended up not using the banner, but my doily is the circle element in the sketch. I also used the single photo and created strips on the top like the sketch, but also added the same detail to the bottom.
Killing my Felicity Jane Willow kit with this layout was also a bonus of the project. I ended up creating seven projects from the kit before I called it done. I still have the solid colored cardstock left so I added that to the remaining kits that I have from them. Other layouts I created with the kit are So Big, Young at Heart, 1st Fluff, and one of my all time favorites Dare Heis.
I love how these soft colors gave the photo a feminine feel, but the blues balanced it out and didn’t make it to girly…perfect for the photo. Thank you for joining me today and I hope you enjoyed the layout and can see how to adapt it for your style.
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Papers – Felicity Jane