Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Things You Said...

I've recently had some time to play in my craft room, so I thought I would do a couple challenges to fill my time. I found this sketch on the Paper Bakery site. It was my first time visiting their site and I didn't have one of there kits to play with, but I had a lot of fun putting my layout together based on the sketch.
I had a fun photo of Brett begging for a cookie on his plate that I had been meaning to get scrapped, so this was my opportunity. All of the papers I used (minus the cream card stock I used for the background) are from October Afternoon.
I love how the title piece came out, I go a little more in depth to that below.
I am also participating in a challenge by Frosted Designs. The challenge is to use handwriting and inks on your layout. I hand wrote my journal spot and used inks to color the title piece above.
When creating my titles, more often than not, I turn to my computer. I use Adobe Illustrator to lay out the title to fit the space and design that I am looking for. Hey no one can say my graphic design degree is being wasted now can they!
 I use Illustrator to make my title because I can easily save it as an SVG file and cut it out with my Cri Cut. I usually cut out more than one, it's always nice to have a back up if I tear one or don't like the color I've made it.
 
 I color my title pieces many different ways, stamping, inking, stickles, etc. For this one I sprayed it with some Clear Snap Smooch Spritz. I also usually run it through my xyron, but alas, this title was too big for my 2.5 sticker maker. Hmmm maybe time to invest in a bigger one?

I did manage to easily attach my title to the layout using glossy accents.
Thank you to Paper Bakery & Frosted Designs for the inspiration to make this layout!

10 comments:

Katie said...

This LO is so playful... Just like your little guy! I love how you did the title!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted designs for the Inks + handwriting challenge!!!!

Lisa said...

So adorable Heather! I love this story, how precious is that?!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

Brandi Matos said...

Stunning layout Heather!!! Beautifully done!!!

Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs :-)

Lori Apgar said...

Beautiful layout!! I love how you inked your title!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!!

Sarah said...

Wow! I'm so glad you found the Paper Bakery! LOOOVE your take on the sketch too! The layering is fabulous and I LOVE the caption! So cute! I hope you can join us again! We've got something brewing for National Scrapbooking Day! Be sure to check it out!

Janet Zeppa said...

Hi Heather I am so glad you played along with us at Paper Bakery and I hope it won't be your last! Love your take on the sketch and the creation of your title!

Fleursbydesign said...

Great take on the Paper Bakery Sketch, love the colors and layers :)

Leeann Pearce said...

Ahhhhh love all the layers of paper and your title work is amazing...well done and thanks for playing at PB!

Tegan said...

Cute layout! So glad to see that you joined us by doing the sketch over at Paper Bakery! :)

Valerie said...

Such a beautiful layout. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Bakery. :)