Wednesday, July 10, 2013

scrapbook layout: happy birthday

Creative Weekly is going on at the Crate Paper blog this week. This time, the design team picked their own inspiration images as a starting point to a project. I was drawn to this beautiful book cover of watercolor stripes.
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 I created my own page of stripes with my peerless watercolor papers on a base of cream cardstock. I don't have a lot of experience with watercolors, but these watercolor papers are much more vibrant that I ever imagined watercolors could be!


I cut away a portion of my stripes and used it as a layer on this layout about my son's 17th birthday last year using The Pier collection. (I really can't believe he'll be 18 in just a couple weeks!!)





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11 comments:

  1. Cool idea - looks great and still simple! Love your layout!

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  2. I really like how you worked the inspiration photo into the design and the page still feels masculine despite the softer colour palette. I've not seen those watercolour papers before but I really like the rich, vibrant colours they've given you.

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  3. love the layout you created from such simple inspiration!

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  4. great idea, i just got an awesome set of watercolors, perfect for some summer fun!

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  5. So awesome! Love how you made your own watercolor paper... and that is one of my most favorite collections... the Pier!

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  6. This is beautiful! I love the striped paper you created.

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  7. This is gorgeous! I love the watercolour stripes! They're very bright for watercolours! So fun!

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  8. So pretty, love the watercolors :)

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  9. Beautiful. I got some of those Thickers the other day and I can't wait to use them :)

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  10. Love the Sarah Midda book, one of my favourites. And love how you've used it as inspiration.

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