Last week I shared the first two layouts from a recent visit that the hubs and I made to a botanical garden and here are the other two. For these, I used sketches from the Sketchbook by Kelly Purkey class at Studio Calico. Not knowing anything about these classes, I can see why the response was so great when this new one was announced. Along with the twelve sketches she provides, there are interpretations by other creative folks and their projects each inspires a new sketch. So at the end, you wind up with 72 sketches and the examples not just for scrapbooking, but for cards and Project Life as well.
I think paper crafting is the only time I will use the color red. Any other time I shy away from it, especially with clothes. For this layout, I really liked how the red paper complemented my photos, but just to be certain it didn't distract, I used vellum for my strips and matted my primary photo.
I'm am in no way a girly girl, but I really wound up loving this Maggie Holmes collection, and this little bird paper is a favorite. I struggled with embellishing the two areas and actually wound up changing it twice after I thought it was done. In the end I removed a couple of elements because it was causing the entire page to be a little chaotic.
I still have quite a few projects on my to-do list, but with the weather being so nice, I'm having a hard time focusing. I'm not stressing in the least though, it's all about balance, right? :)