Isn't that cover gorgeous? I was so honoured to be invited to apply for the cover girl spot of this issue! No that is not my layout, I did not make the cover - even after two attempts! lol. It was still lovely to be asked though! This layout is by Sheri Reguly, her and Summer Fullerton and I all created layouts using the same photo, journalling and title. We were also asked to keep our pages fairly simple, something that would inspired a beginner scrapbooker.
I was also fortunate to get another layout picked up for this issue, I will share that another day. For today I thought I would share the two pages I created for the cover.
This is my first take, I wanted to incorporate all of the rich colours from the photo, along with nature inspired accents with a bit of a nod to fall. As you can see I failed at the "keep it simple" part of the task. Those embellishments get me every time, I just had to add more because I love them so!
I repeated some elements on the left side of my photo, thinking that less is simpler. But I am guessing that adding the journalling on top of a photo may not be something beginners may be comfortable with. I did that for my title, too. Another strike!
This part though, works. At least I think so anyway. Very simple layers, right?
Thankfully Susan Opel gave me another chance! She was kind enough to tell me she liked my page, though. So I was not too terribly crushed! Lol! I completely understood actually, and went back to the drawing board.
This take is definitely simpler, it has similar layers, a richer colour palette and the embellishing is kept to a minimum. Well for me anyway!
I moved the title, but did put my journalling on top of the photo again.
Buttons are simple though, right?
Oh yeah, and stitched on this one, too!
The bottom line is I do love both pages for many reasons. And I really was thrilled to be asked. I have been very fortunate on my papercrafting journey and each opportunity whether it turns out the way I hoped or not is still something to be proud of!
Layout 2 Supply List: American Crafts and Canson cardstock; Lawn Fawn, Pebbles and Echo Park patterned papers; American Crafts Thickers; Teresa Collins Chipboard; Jillibean Soup tag sticker; Hemptique button twine; Gutterman gold thread; MAMBI gold glitter leaves; misc. button.
Layout 1 Supply List: American Crafts and Stampin' Up cardstock; American Crafts, Lawn Fawn, Pebbles and Echo Park patterned papers;Pebbles wood veneer; Echo Park enamel dots; We R Memory Keepers die cuts; American Crafts vellum and Thickers; Lille B acorns; MAMBI gold leaves; Your Next Stamp twine; Sharpie pen; Copics (R56, RV34, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG67).
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