Thursday, May 21, 2015

Perfectly Imperfect, Wherever You Are

On Monday I shared a free cut file along with a lot of thoughts about using the Cricut Explore Air. Now I'm back to show you the layout I made with that chevron background. It goes with a couple of pocket pages from our trip to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens that I shared here.


The title is made up of two contrasting fonts which was what we focused on in week 4 of Type by Ali Edwards. Since I wanted the title and the background cut file to stand out, I kept the rest of the page very simple. Just some vellum shapes, wood bits, and a mini flair.


The last layout for this outing was inspired by a sketch from Kelly Purkey's Sketchbook 2015 class. The class is halfway through and as much as I enjoyed the 2014 class, this one is even better. With such bold patterns, I once again found myself limiting the supplies used to embellish my page.

If you wind up using my cut file, let me know, I'd love to see what you do with it!

10 comments:

  1. Love how you did the Type lesson with your title in the first layout. (I'm taking this class, too. I fiddled with size and horizontal/vertical placement for mine). Love how you used the cut file, too. (I don't have an electronic cutter, or a regular one for dies, either. Anyway, I printed your cutfile on presentation paper. I'm cutting out the chevron pattern with a craft knife and will use it as a stencil. Is that ok?) Anyway, great layouts. Michelle t

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    1. Thanks so much, Michelle, your comments are always so thoughtful! Yes, of course that's ok to have printed it and wow, such patience you must have to cut it out. If you don't wind up sharing your project, please at least let me know how it turned out for you! xo

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    2. I don't think patience is quite the right word. Haha. I'm still working on it, I'm about a quarter done. I don't know how to post projects places, I hope I can pin down one of my kids to teach me maybe by the end of summer. But yeah, I will, love to get inky with a new stencil.

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  2. Great background cut file. I like the contrasting types. I have been taking Type class too and sketchbook class too. Love both of them.

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  3. The background looks amazing with all of that pretty color peeking through, plus it's the perfect pattern to go with the cut file design. Fabulous pages, Elise!

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  4. Love this! I don't do much traditional scrapbooking anymore so I really enjoy coming to look at your pages!

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  5. Nice work with the fonts, Elise!! I signed up for the class but haven't done anything with it yet ;)

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  6. Uh I absolutely love this! I have just gotten back into doing traditional scrapbooking and these are so inspiring!

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  7. Such great layouts!!!
    I love your cut file..I'm sad I can't use it in my cricut as I don't have the software or hook up for it.
    I really like how you did the title with the different fonts :)

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  8. Glad you were able to use your sketch workbook so much. Often I buy stuff that sits. I really love your cut file too, just a fun element.

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Thank you so much for taking your time to comment, I truly appreciate all your kind words!