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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

La Di Da Layout :)

This double page layout uses the Kaisercraft La Di Da range  - It's been out for a little while now, but the colours and funky design lends itself to being used for a cute little layout of my girls. 
Firstly (and most painfully slowly!), I cut out a full page of the little shapes from the "skip" design, and half a page of the green shapes from the "sing" design. 
I wanted to create a whimsical, layered, textured cluster of elements at the bottom corners of the layout with these, so I kept them in a safe place (after having to wrestle my almost 2 year old for them, when she decided they were HERS!)
To put the layout together, I ran a strip of the Kaisercraft Lace along the top, and then adhered a fat strip of the green and white polkadot "skip" paper just overlapping that slightly.  I matted my photos, and then arranged them a little wonkily along the strip. I then messed around a bit, layering up the little cutout pieces, before I decided how I wanted them to sit.  After that, it was as simple as sticking them all down, using foam tape here and there to add a bit of texture.  To finish, I used a rub on to title the layout, and journalled on a tag from the "Bubblegum Hills" collection (which I layered a few flowers from la di da over the top of, to make it match a bit more).
I really wanted to add a bit extra texture, and thought I'd try out the new "Polystyrene Posies" from the Chanteuse collection.  I love the little fluffy one, it reminds me of grass seeds in the long grass. :)

It didn't quite look finished once all that was done, so I went back, and slipped a little offcut of the "sing" paper on the left hand side - I think it needed a splash of pink on this side to tie in with the pink bird on the lower corner.  I also added a little glossy accents here and there to add a bit more texture.
The photos were taken on a river cruise that we took mid last year - don't those eyes just make you melt?!
Hope you're having a great week, I think my next job will be to make myself a photography platform so that I can take decent photos of my layouts! It's so hard to get a good photo of a layout - we'll see what I can come up with tomorrow! :) 
x Rita


Anonymous said...

i love your layouts!

Sewandthecity said...

This is very nice, I love the photos of your girls combined with the layouts!