Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sweet & Sassy!

Thanks for stopping in today!!  I am sharing my monthly post for my LSS, ScrapHappy Pensacola.

Today I have two layouts to share, using the same collection, with just a little different twist on each of the pages.  Every year there is at least one or two collections that come out at CHA, that make me think, "I must have all of this one!".  The Neapolitan line from Dear Lizzy was one of those lines this year!  The colors and patterns are really amazing and from the chipboard embellishments/titles to the vellum/ruffled papers, you really can't go wrong with this one.  The colors in this line are a little more on the pastel side, but have a tad more saturation than your normal pastels.  Just enough to umph them up!

Since I had a lot of the papers from this line and Christy let me play with some of the chipboard shapes and the garland titles, I wanted to create two layouts with the same products, but with a little different look and feel on each.

For my first layout, "For the Love of Dance", I chose to keep the look softer and cleaner...sweet if you will.  





These photos of our daughter were taken after her dress rehearsal and they were two of my favorites from the day.  I really wanted the focus to be on the photos.  Pairing the black and white photos with the soft colors in this line, really make them pop on my page.  I also didn't want to over-embellish or have a lot of 3D elements on my page.  There are several papers in this line that are really great for fussy cutting.  I cut several elements from one of these papers and used them to create a free form grid around my photos.  And I even created a little pocket for my journaling, with one of the fussy cut pieces.  I mixed in some die cut words and Thickers with the garland title and then finished off the page by adding several of the chipboard shapes.  I also thought it would be cute to add two little clouds that were fussy cut from the vellum paper.  One of the quickest ways to adhere vellum is by stapling.  It adds a little more texture to your page and just a touch of whimsy!

On this second page, I got a little more messy.  Christy, pretty much has Scrapbook heaven in the store right now, because it is packed with so many American Crafts products!!  One of which, being the completely awesome Mister Huey's Circle Mask from Studio Calico.  I actually bought this for myself and knew I had to try it on this layout.




I placed the mask on my paper, where it would be positioned mostly behind my main photo.  Then I used some of the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ( Polka Dot Pink) over the mask and my page.  Once the mist dried, I added my photos and the title.  I used another Mister Huey's Mask in a different way for the title.  I took the large ampersand and traced it and then cut it out.  I outlined the ampersand with a fine point brown Zig pen and placed it behind the garland title.  To finish off the title, I used a mix of Thickers and sticker letters.  I also used more of the vellum paper on this layout, and used it as a strip across the top of my page.  And to give it a little more dimension, I added one of the clouds from the chipboard pack.

I hope you have enjoyed my little post on using collections in two different ways.  So don't worry about losing control and buying too much of one line...there are lots of great ways to get layouts from the same products, but have a totally different look and feel to those layouts!  And Christy has everything you need in the store, to create the looks I shared on my layouts today!

Products Used:

Patterned Paper, Chipboard Shapes, Garland Titles, Letter Stickers:  Dear Lizzy/American Crafts; Thickers:  American Crafts; Mister Huey's Mask:  Studio Calico; Spray Mist:  Tattered Angels; Baker's Twine:  The Twinery

13 comments:

Missy Whidden said...

Ashley, these are so fantastic. I love this collection...the soft colors are perfect for the dance page! I love how you did the title, and the little shoes are so perfect! I love the messy factor on the 2nd one...and I really love how you used a big & behind SMILE...such a great effect!

Sue Althouse said...

Great layouts, so much to love about each one! That Dear Lizzy line is one of my favorites of this year. I got some in a kit club and then bought more at my LSS!

Angela said...

2 cute as can be layouts in one post? You are killing me here! They are beautiful! I am really liking how the title letters are strung up by ribbon! So creative and fun! The colors in this line are really pretty and match your photos to a tee! I noticed the cute clouds on both of the layouts as well! Never can have too many if you ask me! I think I will go and save these in my favorites folder to look at over an over again! Love your style!

Amanda Johnson said...

These are both fabulous!! I love this collection, and you used it beautifully!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

you used the Dear Lizzy collection in two very fun ways, love both layouts, those large letters are so fun, this is my fave CHA release this year too :) Can't wait to see what Liz is working on next!

Erin Blegen said...

Wow, you really created two very different but equally beautiful layouts from this line. To be honest, I didn't like this collection- but I love when I see something I thought I didn't "like" used to create something beautiful!! You are so talented :D,
xErin

Diana Waite said...

these are both FANTASTIC--I especially like the first layout--GREAT job!

Kelly Foster said...

Both of these layouts are wonderful!! So summery and feminine, I'm loving the pastels!! I also really love those titles, the letters are so neat! Have a great afternoon!

okanogangirl said...

Oh, adorable! I like the way you did the ampersand big and behind the Smile. Great use of something different.

Sindi J said...

Beautiful as always, Ashley! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww!! These are GORGEOUS Ashley!! I am IN LOVE with the photos...and your designs are always inspiring!!!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Such wonderful photos, Ashley, and I love both pages. Great designs for your multiple photos, and the colors and details are wonderful on each!

Debbie said...

Love what you created with the Neapolitan collection! Love the soft colors in the first layout with the b/w photos. A truly beautiful layout. Love the creativeness in the title!! I like how you took the collection and made two totally different styles in both of your layouts.