Monday, January 16, 2012

Bedtime Hug - Webster's Pages & Hot off the Press

Chloe has been a part of our family for about three months now but I haven't scrapped a single page of her yet. I've left some of her pictures on my desk hoping to get a little inspiration, but I've been constantly stuck. (I guess all the wedding stuff has become my prime focus.) So, I was looking around the internet and came across two separate sources of inspiration: 1.) Color Combos Galore #215  2.) Lynn Ghahary - Country Boys. I loved the soft colors and feminine texture of the CCG challenge and the soft hearts on Lynn's page. So here's my attempt to merge the two!

Hot Off the Press - Color Me Flowers, Webster's Pages - Lullaby Lane - The Arrival, Ranger - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Spun Sugar,  Ranger - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, American Crafts - Thickers - Maple - Black, Fiskars Border Punch - Flowers

The background paper was so much fun to work with because it was an ink resist paper. I started out rubbing it with Spun Sugar but it seemed too pink. So I opened up the ink drawer and looked for a neutral. I finally decided on Vintage Photo to tone it down with. I'm pleasantly surprised with the exact hue I finished with. My only words of wisdom with these kinds of paper is to start out with your lightest ink first. It's easy to add color to darken, but it's a lot harder to lighten once you've made a mistake. Try testing a small corner or an area that you plan on covering up.


I've really been into the texture that border punches give. So I decided to stack a couple of them on top of each other. I liked the look that I got, but they just seemed to blend in together too well. So, on every other edge I rubbed some more Vintage Photo ink. I really gives it a little more depth. Some machine stitching also made an appearance on this layout. It's just such an easy way to make a layout look more finished. I stitched a border around my entire layout as well as around my photo. The stitching also appeared on those sweet little hearts. Speaking of those hearts....

here's those adorable little hearts from Lynn's page. I just loved the sweet feel it brought to the page as well as the texture that it brought from the right to the left. I always try to balance out my page. I had a heavy texture on the right, so I needed texture on the left. I did the same with the title. My little puppies are black and white so it's always hard to work black in somehow. I know that it would probably make more sense to use the brown letters, but they just seemed to fade into the background. By using the black letters, I brought the black from the photo over to the left side of the layout.

I had fun on this layout. It was the first time I've ever used an ink resist paper but I've concurred my fear. I actually want to do more with these diverse products. Hope you'll join me for the next time!

15 comments:

Danielle said...

This is so cute! My pups do the same thing. I love the stitched hearts!

Debby said...

Tiffany I love your layout. The borders are done perfectly. I love the hearts as well. I really need to do the heart element as well. Great job and wonderful baby puppies.

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Mary Pat Siehl said...

cute cute cute!! i just love puppies! and a great laout too!

Heidi Siebenaler said...

Wow! I've always wanted to try that paper, it looks amazing!

Pam said...

Beautiful Layout! I love the hearts!

Stephanie said...

adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Penny said...

Great job! Loved the stitching down the hearts! Love Penny

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Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Very pretty!!
Love the stitched hearts! :)

Rach H said...

Aw how sweet! Love the stitched hearts sooo much!

Amy said...

Soooo sweet! Love the hearts down the side!!

Kelly said...

So cute! You did a beautiful job on the background paper, and I love those hearts. Thanks for playing with us at Color Combos Galore :)

Bente Fagerberg said...

Such cute pups and beautiful layout. I know what you mean about the punches I love my Martha Stewart border punc hes!
Thank you so much for joining in with us at CCG for this challenge!!

scrappin_in_AK said...

cute doggies, love the multiple punched edges

Heidi Siebenaler said...

I am lovin' your site. I named you as one of my 5 favorite for the Liebster Award.

Janet Perafan-Babar said...

totally adorable! amazing job with the background paper and textured borders, thanks for playing with CCG!