Thursday, April 21, 2011

And The Two Became One

Yesterday I had all the necessary motivation to create a layout - inspiration, permission, and reason.

The Inspiration
1. While I have a scrapbooked wedding album, I wanted to take one of our wedding photos and create a nice 12x12 layout for our Robbie & Melissa (All About Us) album.
2. I wanted to use some of the techniques I learned in Nic Howard's Dimensional Details workshop at BPC last year - inking, layering, creating embellishment clusters & using a page border to give the layout a framed look.
 

The Permission
The Library of Memories Community Challenge for March 3 (yes, I'm a little behind on these) was to "create a layout and pull out the stops. One of the reasons you have a LOM system is so you can choose when to really go hog wild. Find a photo you love and settle in for a nice long, super-creative adventure. Use as much product as you can and make a masterpiece."



The Reason
Scrapbookers Anonymous is having a Design Team Call. I enjoy the challenges at Scrapbookers Anonymous for two reasons. First, there is one challenge each month, allowing plenty of time to complete a layout. Second, it encourages scrappers to use the forgotten supplies in their stash. (The challenge for the Design Team Call is to use stamps to create a piece of patterned paper and three embellishments.)

I am thrilled with the completed layout, but more importantly I had fun creating it - spending time in my craft room, listening to a Paperclipping Roundtable podcast, and using some of the stamps from my stash that had never been used!

25 comments:

  1. I think this is one of your best layouts to date. So much attention to detail.

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  2. Nice work on both your layout and blog post! Great details!

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  3. I rarely get this "fussy" with a layout but I love your finished product!

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  4. Love the wedding attire - I have always been a fur muff fan!

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  5. Beautiful LO and wedding photo Melissa...great post!
    Alison xx

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  6. Gorgeous work and I love the way your blogged it!!! xoxo

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  7. Beautiful . . . the bride and the layout!

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  8. Wonderful piece of work - those stamps have created BEAUTIFUL embellishments. Very ebst of luck with the DT call too.

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  9. Beautiful page! Absolutely gorgeous. I love the back ground and the swirly embellishments you created, the doily in the background. Everything is great. Good luck with the DT call! :)

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  10. Absolute masterpiece! Love all the detail and texture. Best of luck with the DT call.

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  11. What a gorgeous and intricate layout! Job well done!

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  12. your work is beautiful~you should go for the DT~good luck!!!

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  13. First, I have to say I love your outfit in this picture. So beautiful. The page is gorgeous. Love the flowers and the swirl.

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  14. Well done Melissa, you have photographed these beautifully :-)

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  15. Love the details of this layout and the way you left the final photo of the whole thing until the end

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  16. Don't you love it when so many things come together like that and you end up with a wonderful scrapbook layout? Good luck with the DT call. I hear there are terrible fires in Texas and trust you and your loved ones are safe.

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  17. Oh, wow! Both to the layout and to the gorgeous bride! I'm wishing you all the very best of luck with the DT call - I think you have a fabulous chance if you submit this one!

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  18. How charming the two of you look. And, what a fabulous layout - I'm going to have to try using a background stamp to make paper.

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  19. Gorgeous layout! I need to get back to my LOM.

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  20. Wow, everything is beautiful for this page. Beautiful embellishments, stamping and your photo is stunning!

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  21. This is absolutely stunning Melissa, well done! And WOW your dress is stunning too! Best of luck with the DT. Sue x

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  22. I simply LOVE your outfit! That looks like a dream wedding to me and you've done the photo proud with a gorgeous layout - I love the stamping and the swirls particularly.

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  23. Gorgeous layout Melissa, the stamps you have used are lovely :)

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  24. Wow!! Simply gorgeous, Melissa! Your layout is amazing! And that is one of the most beautiful wedding ensembles I've ever seen!! 😍 You look stunning! ❤❤❤

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