I have to say that as much as I love this line, it is somewhat difficult to work with. The papers are so busy. I spent some time on the OA blog last night and noticed that the LOs with this line are really busy looking unless the designer just used small pieces of paper and more grid designs with not so much layering.
Now this LO has turned out to be a bit of a "Where's Waldo?" or should I say, "Where's Lady?".
Not a very relaxing LO to the eye but, I totally love that circular patterned paper and wanted to be able to see a good chunk of it forever. I love the vintage images! Must come from my elementary school years in the early 70's. All our readers had these fun type of images in them. I didn't use a sketch for this LO but thought of how Julie Bonner often divides a page in some of her designs. I used Julie's sketches as inspiration.
Upon starting this next LO, I was determined to use lots of white space and have a calm and more minimal look.
I really wanted to mix this star patterned paper with white card stock after I saw that Marcy Penner had done it. I would never think it would match but totally loved the look it achieved. I mixed in some older OA supplies here too. I love this B&W of Thomas! This candid type of photo is my all time favourite.
Here is the sketch I used by Julie Bonner. I love how many of Julie's sketches are linear and minimal. Julie is the queen of getting a really clean look with very busy papers. I knew her sketch would head me in the right direction. Yay to white space!!
Trying to keep things calm, I found a muted combination of papers in the line, to use for my next LO.
Love this palette with the aged look of the photo. I wanted to document Lisa's upcoming move away from home. Although Rob and I have felt like empty nesters for a few years now, it was not official. Lisa's busy life has us not bumping into each other for days in a row at times but she still lived here. It will be weird to not have any kid bedrooms in the house.
I finally used the ever popular "Right Now" title. Consequently, I have had Van Halen stuck in my head all afternoon. ;) Here is the sketch I used designed by Kristine Davidson for Creative Scrappers.
Onto the last LO, finally. A little more vibrant but not too busy. Another amazing "moment in time" photo that I took of my father and my parent's friend, Betty. I love photos of people laughing. I added in some embellishment from one of the Authentique lines here. Here's to using up a few more of those Tim Holtz mini staples. hee hee
I used this week's sketch from Creative Scrappers.
Well, that's all that is scrappy today! Hope you are all enjoying these last days of summer.
Happy Scrapping!! Jen :)