I first created this layout about my daughter. The papers made me think of that old song "Calendar Girl"..you know the one: "I love, I love, I love, my little calendar girl, every day of the year!"
The background paper does alot of the work here. I layered the months of the year border strip and the hearts and circles. I also mounted the banner on card stock (thanks Ann!)to give it more stability.
My next design was one of my son and I at a local hiking spot. I just love spending time with him doing something we both like. The day was perfect.
I had intended to use that square brown piece un-wrinkled but it fell under the wheels of my office chair! Imagine my distress! However I decided (in frustration?) to crumple it up and when I smoother it out I found it added lots of great texture to the design.
My final design is one of my sweet, tolerant husband Richard.
I used my circle cutter and cut out the circles which I embellished individually. Watercolour paints in matching colours added texture and dimension in the lower right. This layout makes me smile.
Thank you for sharing this with me. I loved this line and hope you do too.
Until next time, keep doing what you love to do.