Hello and welcome to the middle of October! I hope you are having a colorful fall. I did pictures for a friend yesterday and had a moment alone in a grove of tall trees. The wind was blowing, the leaves were rustling, and the golden yellow of the leaves was matched only by the gold of the falling sun. It had been a hectic day, and as I stood I breathed deeply and felt my soul finding peace. I let the wind carry away my chaos and opened my eyes to a quieter me. I turned on my manual focus and took a series of out of focus shots that let the bokeh shine through. Suddenly everythng felt a little more doable. A little less mad. And a lot more lovely. A stop and smell the roses moment for certain. Coupled with a moment of creativity. Free therapy. :)
I hope you, too, can find a few minutes this weekend to enjoy the colors, smells, and sights of autumn.
I loved so much about this layout. First, Diane's use of color is second to none. And her handdrawn lines around the boxes is genius! So let's get to work making our own recreations!
Here is our sketch.
I didn't know when I first looked at her layout that each box was evenly sized--but they are! Now I am completely in love.
Here is my first use of the sketch.
I put this entire layout together with other patterned paper. Halloween papers, actually. And love them though I do, they were not right. I was very disappointed in how the layout turned out. The photos disappeared into the background. So I tried again with these softer hues. And was very pleased (and relieved!) with how it turned out. I added a pumpkin and a bat for a bit of Halloween. Sometimes you don't need to be hit over the head with the holiday, right?
The next one was super fun to put together. I started with a blue to bring out the blue accents on the shoes. And then the greys, yellows, and greens, just naturally appeared! Oh, it was almost summer again...
I did move the journaling down one square--it was fighting with the photo a little bit in its original location.
I want to let you know, too, that my son didn't give me one bit of trouble for scrapbooking his shoes!! Note to other parents of teens: document the wardrobe!!
Goodness, what a versatile sketch. I am looking forward to making a third layout with this, joining sets of square into some rectangles. I am curious to see how it would balance out with the squares. I will post you a link when I get it done!
As always, a pleasure having you stop by. I hope you have a lovely weekend! See you Monday!