Maryanne's challenge for the "Be My Valentine Blog Hop" was to create your own L.O.V.E. Layout. I thought it was a pretty neat concept and really wanted to play along, but I don't normally use shaped paper. I had to get to the scrapbook store...something I never need too much prompting to do!
L = Large Shape (heart, circle, diamond, etc.): A "square" still counts as a shape, right? Anyway, mine at least has a cool die cut edge! The paper is so pretty, it's kinda a shame I ended up covering so much up. As soon as I saw it, I knew exactly which pictures I'd use it with.
O = One style of pattern (so you can use all striped pieces for example, but no other patterned pieces): The blue paper shape has subtle flower pattern.
V = Vellum: The journaling was printed out on vellum, always a cool technique when you want your journaling to blend in a bit and so the paper can still show through.
E = Embellishments (at least 3 different ones): You can't tell in the pictures but the word border sticker is glittery...so cute with it swirls! I also used flower and word stickers, a metal tag, and two green eyelets to attach my journaling.
I think if I'd been able to use two patterns, I might have replaced the solid cardstock with a pattern, but do like how the solid really lets the blue stand out. These pictures, taken in our back yard, are some of my favorites from last year. I've been wanting to figure out something special to do with them, and I love how this looks different and unique from my usual style. It was so nice to break out the rut and use the cool paper and different photo placements than normal.
BTW: February's Online Crop has begun and I'm sponsoring one of the prizes, please join us!
Shared at: Scrappy Gifts.