Hi everyone, Mou and Emily here with today's sketch and it's a two-pager.
I followed my sketch pretty closely. Here's my take:
My layout is 6x8 two-pager, just the size to fit inside the Daily Flash albums. With a new baby, my life is too busy to record each day of our December, but I certainly don't want to miss or forget the beautiful moments this December is bringing to our family. I used the December Story Kit and Add-ons to create this layout. Even if you can't record each and every day of December, this kit has just the right elements to create any holiday themed projects you want.
Because I used background papers that are black and white with story book type and sheet music, I stayed with a black and white photo but added bits of red, green, blue, pink, and gold in the form of buttons, Tin Pin, leaves, ribbon, washi tape, and cut-up strips. I put my title on a small tag and wrote my journaling on the big tag, both from the kit, and inserted the big tag inside a glassine bag that held part of the kit contents. This gave me space to write my December story without cluttering up my layout. Plus, the glassine bag served as a base layer for my photo mat. Here's another close-up:
Now, let me share with you Emily's take. Emily picked part of the sketch to create her CUTE layout. Take a look:
This is what Emily says: When I got Mou’s sketch, I was immediately drawn to the second page. I’m in awe of scrappers who are able to include an incredible amount of white space on their pages and still have the page look well designed and balanced. I decided to take a step outside of my box and try to make a “minimal” layout using only the second page of the sketch as my guide. I love monochromatic layouts, however, I went a little crazy with this one and made a black and white layout. The photo was black and while and I just continued that color scheme (or lack thereof!) throughout my layout. I used products from many different October Afternoon lines, including Daily Flash Milk Money and All Boy, Public Library, and even some rather old product like the Witch Hazel washi tape and the word flags from the Farmhouse Flower Sack! In the end, my layout just looks like pretty much every other layout I’ve made minus color! It’s really not minimal, and there’s not a ton of white space. It basically looks nothing like I had envisioned, but I guess there’s something to be said for consistency!
How fun is that!!!
Hope you find something in my sketch to inspire your creativity. And don't miss out on the beautiful December Story kit. Happy Holidays!