Hello Lovelies and welcome back! Today I have a fun challenge for you and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. My layout is a page from Emberlynn’s album, all about her last day of 4th grade. I am finding this happening a bit lately: I go to clean up my supplies and discover a new layout idea! Well, today I was cleaning up my Elle’s Studio die cuts and labels (swoon!) and had them all laid out in rainbow order. So I put out a call on Instagram to invite friends to come up with ideas for my layout, and they did! So I decided to share the challenge and the page with you today, and invite you to participate in the challenge as well! If you’d like to see more layouts from our kids’ scrapbook albums, check out this link here: Larkindesign Kids Scrapbook Albums. Follow along my process video below.
It was so much fun to invite friends into my creative process! This was a first for me, and I found it really awesome to let someone else do the thinking for me. I also really loved the outcome, because friends are amazingly creative, aren’t they? So be sure to check out on my Instagram account: @larkindesigntm so you can participate in the challenge with us. There is a prize involved!
My friends suggested making a rainbow from all of the fun die cuts, and one of my friends suggested creating a watercolor background with the die cuts on top. I didn’t have the bandwidth for watercolor today (ever have days like that?) so I opted to use this amazing sky paper from Vicki Boutin Kaleidoscope. Every rainbow needs a beautiful sky!
The story for this page comes from this bright and happy photo of Emberlynn with her 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Gabriel. Their smiles are so infectious and reflects her experience that entire year. I laid out all of the die cuts along side this beautiful photo, keeping them all in rainbow order and also stacking circle on circle, heart on heart, and label on top of label.
I tucked some other fun embellishments around the photo as well, so the left side didn’t look left out from all the colorful fun! I added a label with a stamped sentiment to create my title and adhered that underneath the photo. I also stamped some of the adorable stars around these embellishments for fun!
Every time I peek at these delicious rows of color it makes me smile! The focus on this page is definitely this amazing rainbow that comes spilling out from such a happy photo! Keeping the shapes together as a stack helps the layout make sense, and adding more puffy hearts just adds frosting to the cake.
I do hope you will join our fun challenge! I can’t wait to see what you create, and don’t forget to tag me on your page so I can see what you make. The deadline to participate and be considered for the drawing prize is September 9, 2020 at noon EST. See you again soon!