Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunday At The Studio

I am so excited to be on the new layout team for The Studio. We changed format a bit back in the Winter and I was on the card team. It was fun but I really missed the layout challenges. So glad Amanda decided to go back to the original format of bi-weekly layout challenges (with a card thrown in here and there :) and that she included me on the team. So, on to this week's challenge...

She challenged us to make a layout inspired by books - whether it be a title, a passage, a book cover design...anything inspired by a book. Recently I snagged a circa. 1974 set of Laura Ingalls Wilder books at a yard sale with the intention of saving them for my daughter. I started reading them again and remembered how much I loved them when I was a kid. They were the first 'real' books I read - thick books with chapters and only a handful of illustrations. I knew right away my page would be about them.
Compared to my last layout, not a ton of dimension on this page. Most of my material came from the Paper Lanterns add-on to the Lawn Party kit from Studio Calico. I fussy cut my most favorite Crate paper ever and made that my background. I used a pure white base because I thought my photo printed too yellow and I needed to tone it down. It's an 8 1/2 x 11 page because I ran out of 12 x 12 white cardstock. (Sometimes it's really handy when necessity dictates some of the design choices :) Here's a close up:
materials: cardstock: Wausau; patterned paper: Crate, Simple Stories, Studio Calico; letters: Girls Paperie; tag: We R Memory Keepers; veneer circle: Studio Calico; chipboard:, blue sticker Crate; house: Maya Road; 'remember this' tag: Scrap Rat; metal tag: Tim Holtz; buttons: MME

I hope you'll play along with us. Always love seeing what everyone links up! There is a great prize up for grabs - a gift certificate to Scrap Rat Kits - good for anything in the shop. If you are in need of more inspiration, The Studio design team does not fail to provide. Check out their amazing work right here.

Thanks for stopping by - have a great day!

17 comments:

Kara said...

i just love your style!! gorgeous!

WillieburgScrapper said...

Love this page! The circle and floral cut outs are fantastic as is the yellow numbers border- great design! I really love those books as well. I bought the Wizard of Oz series for my daughter but plan to introduce her to this series via the library. :)

Mindy Miller said...

Beautiful work! I love those books too and have that same set.

~jan said...

What a wonderful layout! Love the flow of it and that fabulous fussy cutting is amazing! Books and book stores are near and dear to my heart too.

ashjoy said...

Very cute, I so want to make a page about my summer reads. Thanks for the inspiration!

Anna said...

Love this page Val, works great as a 8 1/2x11, love that Crate Paper paper too!

Jennifer Larson said...

I just visited the LIW sites in Minnesota and South Dakota last week--so much fun! I loved those books too. You should read The Wilder Life.

I adore the LO.

~amy~ said...

what a gorgeous layout! love all the fussy cutting...I remember reading that series...I spend way too much time on the computer and crafting...I need to start reading again.

StephC said...

Gorgeous! I'm always so inspired by your work. Love it!

Mitralee said...

Good books and sweet page!

Meghann said...

So beautiful!

Michele H. said...

wow...this is simply gorgeous! love all of the dimension and details:)

Briana Johnson said...

This just knocks my socks off!

Karen B. said...

Love the details in your layout, and such pretty colors.

Jaclyn Miller said...

Your layouts are so gorgeous Valerie! I love how you used those strips of what look like wood behind the circle. Such amazing texture.

DeeDee said...

Oh gawsh - I really love this layout too! Just as much as the Polkadot Door Designs one.. that's it missy, you've earned yourself another follower ♥

Karen B. said...

Hi Rockstar! Just saw the Pebbles blog, congrats on the design team! So happy for you!