Sunday, November 3, 2013

Swing, Swing (LPS + B71B + OUAS)

Hello, everyone!  I'm writing this post on Sunday evening, just as the weekend is winding to a close.  Did you get a chance to do something creative over the weekend?  As for me, I had a lot of fun on Saturday scrapping with friends.  Scrapping at the beginning of the month is especially fun, because all kinds of new inspiration is rolling out on the challenge blogs.  Here is the layout I made this weekend, using inspiration from three different blogs.
 
Supplies: background paper from Bella Blvd; all other paper, journaling card, & large alphabet stickers from October Afternoon; small alphabet stickers from Echo Park; ink from Tsukineko; pen from Zig; sequins upcycled from old jewelry.

I played along with Berry 71 Bleu, drawing inspiration from their mood board (see below).  I was inspired by the image of the exultant lady (so I used photos of my son looking exultant).  I also liked the floral imagery on the mood board, so I made flowers a prominent part of my page design.  To go along with the "change is beautiful" theme, I wrote about a change in my son's feeling about swinging.
 
image source: http://berry71bleu.blogspot.com/2013/11/november-challenge-change-is-beautiful.html

My brown/blue/yellow color scheme came from Life.  Paper.  Scrapbook.  This site is a new discovery for me.  There are still a few days to play along with their October Color Challenge.
 
image source: http://www.lifepaperscrapbook.com/2013/10/october-colour-challenge-team-a.html

Finally, I used the November sketch and theme ("My Happy Place") from Once Upon A...Sketch.
 
image source: http://onceuponasketchblog.blogspot.com/2013/11/journalling-theme-my-happy-place-you.html

Here are a few detail photos:


Journaling: "A. never used to be very interested in swings.  But suddenly, this year, they're his favorite piece of playground equipment.  I think he would swing all day if we let him.  Swings are his 'happy place.'"  :)


I fussy-cut three large roses to use in my page design.


I also fussy-cut the banner, as well as the scalloped border on the yellow paper.  Aside from the fussy-cutting, it's really quite a simple page.  That simplicity seems appropriate for the subject matter: the nearly effortless joy of swinging.


I grunged up all the page elements with light swipes of brown ink.  But then, for contrast, I threw in a few shiny sequins.  And that's it--done and dusted!  Thanks for dropping by to check out my sunny, happy layout.  :)
 

17 comments:

Nata I. said...

как здоровооо! интересная динамичная страничка! люблю когда на страничках есть полноценный рукописный журналинг, это делает работу особенно теплой!)

Kerryn said...

Love the colour palette. Fabulous page!!

Lynette said...

It is awesome to see where you got your inspiration. Such a gorgeous page.

Denise van Deventer said...

This is super Denise...I really love the colouring and the papers you used! I love the flowers too! Just perfect for all 3 challenges!
I managed to get some scrappy time in over the weekend too...so hopefully I will be able to post it this evening!
You asked a question on my blog about going more often to the seaside in summer...and yes I would certainly love to! But it's quite a distance away...about 7 hours drive...so unfortuantely it does not happen often! But for loving it...it is my bestest!!!! ;-)

yyam said...

Ahhhh...such a happy layout! Love the bright colours! I love swings too. :)

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Love the design of your page and the movement of the title!
And thanks for the link to the magazine. I just added it to bloglovin

Val Thorpe said...

OMG Denise... not only are you super quick but you managed to a three in one challenge... I think that is mind blowing. I have a hard time with one on one... I love where you got your inspiration from and that you highlight your re-cycle stuff. This is a beautiful layout - I love how kids are continually changing and surprising you... Fab colours, fab photos and a great layout. Thanks so much for playing along with us at OUAS this month. Please remember to load your layout on our OUAS FB page too.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Once-Upon-A-Sketch/150044095058422

Patricia said...

this page is a dance with the swing : beautiful!!!

Cathy said...

Such a bright and fun LO Denise and a wonderful take on this month's challenge!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at OUAS :)

Halle said...

Love your scrapbook style and your ability to work from a sketch...

Helena said...

Such a joyous take on the challenge. Isn't it amazing how fast kids change? Lovely colour palette too. Thanks for playing with us at OUAS.

Eila Sandberg said...

Loved reading about all the things that inspired you to create your page! so much happiness in those photos, boy don't kids always surprise! Beautiful vibrant colours on your page, love the banner and the randomly thrown out sequins. Thank you so much for joining us at OUAS again Denis! xx

Susie Bentz said...

I *love* everything about this layout!

Chantalle said...

Your layout is just beautiful Denise!

Marivic Clifton said...

Such a special LO Denise! Thank you for making such pretty LO for berry71bleu...

Sandy Ang said...

what a lovely page

Kelly Foster said...

What a fun page full of gorgeous and energetic detail!! Love it! So glad you joined us at OUAS!!