Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Sometimes you get a set of scrapbooking papers and you absolutely cannot wait to use them. Such was the case with My Mind's Eye marvelous new Lime Twist papers that I bought recently while shopping with my fellow scrapbooker and BFF Alissa.
I am a sucker for anything with hot air balloons, and papers that have hot air balloons I can fussy cut are even better! I wanted to draw as much attention as possible to my fussy-cut balloons and clouds, so I slightly curled the edges of everything I glued down. I then used pop dots under one balloon to add a sense of depth to the layout. Finally, I added bling accents to each of the balloons, for no other reason than...well...I like bling.
I did simple strip journaling (using the cut-out back of a Sassafrass package containing journaling cards. That's right, I haven't yet used the actual cards IN the package, but I sure have cut the packaging itself up for journaling on a couple of my layouts now! LOL!) I really like the effect adding pop dots to the back of the journaling strips has.
I used Sketch 84 from LCOM to create this layout as time seems to be at a premium lately. If you have limited time but need a scrapbook fix, I highly recommend the following sites which contain wonderful sketches that are frequently updated and are always so much fun to play with!
Let's Capture Our Memories
Nuts About Sketches
and last, but certainly not least, the wonderful Beggahuna!
Do you know of any good sketch sites I didn't mention? If so, please feel free to let me know. I am always on the look-out for more!!!