Saturday, April 30, 2016

Elle's Studio

We finally got some nice weather - and I've been sitting on my deck in my free time instead of scrapping or writing here.  I feel super lazy but it was so nice to see some warm sunny days.  (We are back to cold rain today.)  But last night I had to pick my daughter up about 1 a.m. - so I decided to try for some creative time as a way to stay awake. 

I came across this week's sketch at Elle's Studio and was so inspired. 

I generally fall in love with the Elle's Studio collections - they are fresh and fun and tend to feature patterns and colors that are easy to mix.  But I have to admit that - even after they end up in my stash, I don't use them very often.  But when I saw this sketch I decided to pull out the pieces I had from the Elle's Studio Little Moments collection.  And they were perfect for this picture of my daughter from a "Tiny Miss Canal Winchester" Pageant many years ago.  I love that they are super girly but still bright and fun.

I stayed fairly close to the sketch but did make a few changes to better fit my style.  First I added that fun sheet of colored labels under the vertical strip of paper from the sketch.  And I offset some layers under my picture across both the center strip and the sheet of labels.  From there I played with the embellishments from the collection to create clusters that made sense for my photo.  And I added a few bits from my stash to finish it off. 

Both the sketch and the labels were super fun to play with.  And it kept me entertained until it was time to pick up my daughter (which meant she wasn't stranded at Steak and Shake while I dozed on the couch.)  I count it as a win-win.

Hope you're having a great weekend.


  1. Love this! That background paper makes a great neutral, but still interesting.

  2. So pretty. I like how you kept that sheet of labels intact. I cut them up to use as individual ones and I really like how great it looks on your layout. Pretty photo, too. Michelle t