Hello Everyone!! Today I want to share my layout up on the Hampton Art blog. It has a cute little story to go along with it, all about my son's journey into bike riding. *grin* And maybe, the title of this particular layout, gives you an insight into the story before you even read my journaling!
"Look Out For That Tree!"
products used: cs - American Crafts; pp - Jillibean Soup; alpha - Jillibean Soup; Stamps - Jillibean Soup | Irish Farm House Soup large (JB0012), Jillibean Soup | Chilled Cucumber Small set 2 (JB0042), Echo Park | Oh Snap (SC0529); other - ink: VersaMark Dazzle (Champagne), Archival Ink (sepia), Close To My Heart (crème brulee); embellishments: Jillibean Soup | Grandma's Lima Bean Soup coordinating cardstock stickers, Bean Stalks, Kraft tags; foam tape; tools - typewriter.
I absolutely fell in love with the bicycle clear cling stamp in the Jillibean Soup | Irish Farm House Soup large stamp set (JB0012) and knew that I wanted to use it on a layout to document Ethan's bike riding journey. When he was learning to ride his bike, we took him to a very open space, so he could learn without fear of crashing into something. Unfortunately he found every tree in the area and kept riding directly into them. No matter what we tried to do to help him over-come his compulsion to aim for trees, he still couldn't avoid them!
When I created this layout I really wanted the bike stamp to become a main feature. I stamped the image with VersaMark to create a watermark look onto the kraft tag. I then stamped a second image of the bike with a slightly darker ink (sepia) onto a second tag and fussy cut around it. Using foam tape, I've layered the fussy cut bicycle onto the same stamped image to make it pop on the page.
I hope I have shared some inspiration here today and I'll sign off by asking the question: "Have you ever created a layout or card, after being inspired directly by an image of a product?" .. *grin* I am looking forward to finding out what examples you share. Thanks for visiting...x