I have a pretty distinct style. My layouts are clean, simple, graphic and minimalistic. There are very few layers, not very many embellishments, and typically a lot of handwritten journaling. Even when I try to stretch, my layouts are still extremely Cindy.
Yet every once in a while, I can push *slightly* beyond my comfort zone. I was going through my pile of unscrapped photos and found three of Trevor painting. I didn't really have anything to say about them, other than the fact that Trevor loves to paint. Because the pictures and story weren't particularly important or insightful, I allowed myself to just play with the layout and not worry about the results.
I had a lot of fun making the title. The original letters were a variety of florals and stripes by Colorbok. I painted them with an off-white, let that dry, and then used the back of the paintbrush to add the colorful dots.
I used this sketch by Helen Croft.
Sometimes it's fun to just play!
Cindy deRosier has a masters in Education and taught for 11 years. She uses that experience to blog about kids crafts and family-friendly educational travel. She is the Editor of Fun Family Crafts, a website with over 12,000 kid-friendly craft tutorials. Cindy is the co-author of "What Would Jesus Patent?" and does freelance writing and designing.
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Great job, Cindy!! :)ReplyDelete
This layout is still so "Cindy"!! I love that you painted the title, good reminder of a nice way to used up mis matched letters, just paint them!ReplyDelete
So cute! Love the painted title. Still very Cindy though. :)ReplyDelete
This is so fun!! I loveeeeeee the photos, the colors and LOVING the alphas you used!ReplyDelete
I love what you did with the leters. Looks terrific!ReplyDelete
I really love that you made your own alpha. This page is so fun and creative. I'm with Trevor, painting is awesome!ReplyDelete