Monday, May 9, 2016

Purple Reign

This page looks harmless, right? But it gave me a bit of trouble at first. I’m pleased with the end result, though.

Purple Reign

Here are the facts about this layout:

  • When I first started working on this layout, I used only patterned paper. It all coordinated but ended up being a bit too much. Once I switched out my base layer for white cardstock, it came together much better.
  • Here’s the sketch I ultimately decided to go with for this page.
  • My wingman came up with the title. Since this page is about people wearing purple, it seems quite appropriate.
  • This page is my entry in Shimelle’s challenge to use woodgrain patterned paper.
  • I have a difficult time using cork and other kraft elements on my page, so I’m delighted I was able to overcome this and embrace the brown.

If you want to see how this layout started, check out the process video. I think it’s interesting to see how it started and where it ended up.

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  1. very cool, love the pp’s and the change…and you HAND cut!!!

  2. What a fun layout and title.

  3. Great layout with a lovely sense of fun.

  4. Gorgeous layout. Love the cork, the colors, the design and the journaling!!!

  5. Terrific layout! That picture is really fun and cute ๐Ÿ™‚ Really like that woodgrain paper!
    Great job!

  6. Fun to see where you ended up with your layout! Love the final result.