Monday, April 8, 2013

October Afternoon-Woodland Park

The layout I am sharing today I made back in February but have just not gotten around to sharing yet (like a lot of my pages).  I actually made it when I was taking the Bright Ideas class at Studio Calico. I watched one of the videos and read a few of the lessons, and it inspired me to make quite a few pages and this is one of them. The class was full of challenge,s but I really cannot pinpoint what challenge this related to...I think I do a lot better with general "tips" vs. challenges; however, I did do a few of the challengs.

I used a lot of October Afternoon-Woodland Park on this layout. This was one of their summer releases, and it is one of my favorites. I remembered that the line had a the "LAUGH" in the chipboard, so I thought it would be perfect with this page. The background of the layout was created by cutting a design with my silhouette cameo and then misting over it with Mister Huey-Honor Society. I actually stamped the title (excluding laugh) with the Stepping Stone alphabet stamp from Studio Calico in white. It didn't show up very well so I traced the letters. As I was tracing, I messed up one of the letters, so my solution was to add the Heidi Swapp Color Magic letter stickers-colored with green ink over some of the letters...I actually really like how it turned out.  You can see most of the supplies I used HERE.

I created a "visual triangle" with the butterflies, and I used 3 butterflies in one spot, 2 in another spot and one in the last spot. I use that kind of grouping a lot when doing visual triangles.  (Did you notice the random white piece of paper on the left side of my layout? Nice, huh? :) I didn't have it in me to go find the layout and re-take a picture - I took this pic weeks ago - or edit it out so it stayed... )

I got the chipboard banners from this collection in one of my Studio Calico kits and loved how the banner pieces look in the corner of this layout.

I love butterflies and I use them quite often - I mean, who says you cannot use pink and butterflies on a boy page?? My favorites are the wood veneer butterflies by Studio Calico (you can also find these at Michaels now under the Recollection brand) and this butterfly punch by Martha Stewart.

At first, I just had the yellow die cut behind the bunnies, but I ended up adding the green patterned paper. I think it helped "ground" it and it reminds me of grass, while the die cut reminds me of the sun...(Aren't these bunnies so cute??? I have been semi-hoarding them and glad I found the perfect page to put them on!)

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you are having a Happy Monday!


  1. Love the misted background and those bunnies are so cute!!

  2. Cute layout, love the background :)

  3. Beautiful with the misting and fun title work!

  4. Lovely layout and so many fun techniques and embellsihments!!