Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Work in Progress + Creative Prompts for You = A Really Nifty Page

The September Gallery went up today at Work in Progress, so I can start sharing the layouts I made. There are still some kits left, and as always, the kits and add-ons are full of really cool stuff--some new Cosmo Cricket Togetherness, some of the awesome new Kaiser Craft with the balloon images, Echo Park's latest collection, and just too many other goodies that you'll have to go check it out for yourself.

Today I want to share a layout I made with the WIP kit for Creative Prompts for You. I got to choose the prompt this week, and I shared a really cool image by Tabitha Emma I found online:

Here's my take on this piece:

I had wanted to use "Apartment Life" for the title, but I was running short on letters. After staring at the letters and coming up totally blank, I turned to A2ZWordFinder, a nifty word generator designed for Scrabble fans. What's great about this site is there's no limit to the number of letters you can input. So I put in my letters and out came scads of words. It turned out Boxy was the perfect title and geared my journaling in an unexpected direction. I decided to substitute the O with one of the Kaiser Craft buttons in the kit, as inspired by the Tabitha Emma piece.

I just love the little houses on the Echo Park paper. I cut out the ones that reminded me of apartment houses and popped them up with pop dots. I really like that they had a grunged-up, weathered look that went perfectly with the feel I was going for on my page.

I've been realling into heat embossing lately, and I used the cool stamp from the add-on as a design element rather than as a journaling spot. I love how the copper colored embossing looks with the pink paper.

Thank you for taking the time to read about my layout. I will share some details about the rest of my September WIP pages over the next few days. In the meantime, head over to WIP to see what the rest of the girls did with this awsome kit and check out what the team did with my prompt at CP4U.


down_memory_lane said...

Adorable layout! Great inspiration and thinking on your toes. :)

Murphy's Law said...

what an awesome lo. i just love the colors and design. and the title love it. yum!

Keshet said...

Love the inspo piece and just love what you did with it! I remember seeing your beautiful pages in mags, so I was so happy to happen upon your blog!

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