Sunday, August 5, 2012

Summer Layouts

It seems like life if just now beginning to get back to normal following my mom's death. For a while (and still a little bit) it seemed like the world was whirling past me and I just couldn't keep up!  I'm finally caught up on my Mosaic Moments assignments. I've used summer pictures for the last two so I thought I would post them together.

The first was for the 2nd July assignment - we were to use Navy grid paper, page pattern 60, and either one of the July free downloads, a list or doodles. Let me tell you - I had some challenges on this one! I went to a crop at the end of July and planned to finish the layout and get it posted the next day. Well, I got there and realized that I had left the pictures I planned to use at home!  Arggh!  Well, like all good scrapbookers, we move to Plan B.  I found the pictures of Gavin at the beach that I was going to use for my August layout, but I figured I'd worry about that later! I was going to use taupe paper for that layout, but I needed to use Navy now. Hmm. So - I used taupe for the mattes!  Then to spif it up a bit, I used some orange peel-offs to give it a little bling - it really helped bring out the orange too. Now - for the third element - I decided to use doodling because I was planning to use the July free download in my August layout.  The store had a little fish stamp, so I doodled waves at the top and bottom and used Stardust Stickles to add a little more bling. I also hand-drew the title.  In the end I really liked the outcome, but it took some doing to get there!
The second layout for August was a photo challenge using pictures that said "Summer" to us. I used pictures from last year when Judy and Hunter got their pool. I decided it would be fun to enlarge one of the pictures and pop it up - I really like the effect!

1 comment:

Carol J said...

Nancy: I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom, I hope you are doing okay. Take care. Carol J