Saturday, 1 August 2009

Shimelle's Inspiration Party Weekend

This weekend, Shimelle is throwing a Inspirational Party on her blog. She invited me last week to play along. We only came back from our holiday in Mauritius last night, but I couldn't pass on the invitation. In between a dozen loads of washing I created this layout this afternoon:

Before I printed the pictures I arranged them in Photoshop to decide the size and how to place them on the page. I accidentally cut the blue paper too narrow, but I was pleased with my mistake and decided to scallop the edge. I don't know if you can see, but used my sewing machine to stitch a border around the edge.

I loved the pink sarong Rebecca is wearing in the pictures (which were taking during our holiday) and wanted to enhance that in the layout with some feminine touches, I therefore opted to only use pink flowers and accent with blue buttons to keep the colours to a minimum.

Initially I wanted to journal under the three smaller pictures. I realised that the space was not enough for my journaling and I didn't really want to clutter the layout. So, last minute I decided to hide my journaling behind the three smaller photos, by cutting along the edge through all the layers. I added a piece of cardstock on the back of the layout to slide the journaling tag into.

The journaling:

Supplies: Bazzill Basics Cardstock | October Afternoon patterned paper + alphabet stickers + label | Fiskars border punches | John Lewis ribbon | buttons | Prima Marketing flowers | black marker | Woodware corner rounder punch | sewing machine.

There will be plenty more inspirational links on Shimelle's blog this weekend, so head on over and let yourself be inspired. Thank you for inviting me, Shimelle! :D


Starr said...

Gorgeous, I enjoyed reading all your thoughts behind creating the LO :)

Laurel said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous! (the layout and the pics!)

Nathalie said...

I love it!!! Your daughter is gorgeous and so is your page!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Truly stunning LO! A beautiful model too!

(-: Heidi

Ingrid said...

Gorgeous page, and a super model. :-) Love it!


D@nielle said...

love this one too !