As promised, I'm posting another group of early summer layouts. Each one was created in response to a sketch challenge posted on my favorite scrapbooking site, Let's Scrap, often combined with other scrapbooking challenges dreamed up by their creative Design Team.
The following layout was inspired by a card sketch, which often lend themselves to lovely single-page layouts. The butterfly paper was a remnant from a piece of scrap paper that I had used to try out mists and acrylic stamps for another layout. The colors in it were perfect for this gorgeous photo (taken by my dad in the spring of 1982) of my mom holding my son Tyler in the wisteria garden of my restaurant at the time, Chez Pierre.
One of my favorite challenges involved using a special song as the inspiration for a page. I chose Josh Groban's "You Raise Me Up," which I had chosen for the mother & son dance at my eldest son, Attila's wedding. One of my favorite aspects of scrapbooking is the storytelling. I strive to recreate the emotions of the events I scrapbook through my artwork in order to tell the story properly. I feel that I was really successful in doing that here:
This next scrapbooking project required a rather literal adaption of the heart-themed sketch that was posted in the Design Team challenge. I always loved this photo of Jim & me that we took with an outstretched arm while on an autumn hike at a local nature preserve, and it worked well in this whimsical setting-
In an effort to preserve another important event in my life, my marriage to my first serious love Bernie, I created a layout out of my favorite wedding photo. I have since added a vellum envelope with personal journaling tucked in.
One of the challenges required that we "scrap-lift" from a layout by someone else that we love. A truly fun, though unconventional, theme for a scrapbook layout, this page immortalizes an important moment in my youngest son's development. (Thank you Debby de Wilde and Michelle Looi for your inspiration & thanks, Tyler, for being such a good sport & allowing me to share this!)
That's all for now, friends. I hope you're enjoying these final days of summer!
Sharing my love of artistic memory keeping, Enikö