Saturday, August 23, 2014

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Hello Hello
How is every one's weekend? Getting some fun in and some relaxing in and some playing in I hope. I've actually gotten lots of cleaning done as we will have a house full come later this evening. So in the spirit of having friends over, I thought that I'd share a layout about our home.
For this layout I started with a photo that I took of our front flower bed, the flowers were all in beautiful full blooms; adding to that I had a close up shot of one of the blooms in two sizes and so I decided to make that my focal point for the simple fact that the bright yellow is always such a happy color to come home to. 
As with any layout I begin with one or two colors from my photo(s) which in this case I chose the yellow not green so I grabbed a scrap of yellow checkered pattern paper and then the black and ivory polka dot piece and arranged them how I liked the best, then added in the strip of black shiny tulle to create more texture and more color but something that also helps keep the bright of the yellow in check which I think the tulle does a nice job of with it's 'not so bold' flare.
Next I added on the supporting photo first then took my two photos of the same bloom and layered them one on top of the other. At one point or another I did think maybe to add a layer of adhesive foam between the photo layers, but in the end decided not to because I really like how the Kraft frame pin points the focal point and with an extra element underneath the letter 'O' it just didn't work having the entire piece popped up.
Finally I went back in with lots of embellishment pieces that help me to better tell the story. Adding the rub on word 'sunshine' I think was my favorite 'oh look there' moment when I realized that together with the frame I said, "hello sunshine" (that came about completely by accident). I haven't added in the journaling yet but it's never to late to add that in when the right words come to mind. 
So there you have it, a layout representing home life - it's sad to say but I think this is the first layout that is solely about our house/home and we've been here now going on 3 1/2 years...that's completely uncalled for

*note to self*

this is a huge part of our life and our journey and for sure our girls' journey - we'll probably never have another house while they are living at home so it would certainly be important to document some of these bits and pieces for them.
Anyways food for thought this weekend and hopefully while you contemplate that you'll get a little creative time in to. 

Until next time...
Be calm and scrap on!

just B 

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