|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. :)