Tuesday, August 21, 2012

August IHP Design Team Challenge: Inspired by…

This month’s i {heart} papers Design Team challenge was create something inspired by this lovely photo.august DT inspiration These corals and oranges seem to be very popular for the coming season.

I decided to use these colors to design a scrapbook page about my favorite subject: my sweet little granddaughter, Lilia. Fortunately, my son and daughter-in-law keep me well supplied with pictures, and this little triptych is among my current favorites.

IHPaug12dt It was VERY hard to get a good picture of this page. My scanner does not handle 12x12, and just about every photo I took showed either glare or shadow.

All of the patterned papers I used were from the Tangerine 6x6 pad from My Mind’s Eye – even the little word pieces are cut from one of the papers. It’s part of their The Sweetest Thing line, and it’s just gorgeous! I die-cut the letters from the paper, too.  I used two strips of 5/8” pink twill ribbon along the top of the bottom strip.

Those of you with a keen eye will notice that I used 6x6 paper on a 12x12 page. Yeah, that was a bit of a challenge in itself, and I can’t say I’m thrilled with the results. The seams are not invisible, and even my lame attempt to repair the bottom one in Photoshop didn’t help much. Oh well…don’t look at the faults, just look at the adorable baby!

Now go check out what the rest of the design team did with this inspiration challenge.

Happy hopping!



Lynn Mercurio said...

Love this layout Carolyn. Your three long photos make a great focal piece, and look at that sweet angelic face. Aren't you the lucky grandma!

Deb said...

Love this, Carolyn! She IS the sweetest thing! Absolutely adorable! Those photos are so perfect with this paper!

whoistracy said...

What a sweet layout!! I love the trio of photos, what great shots.

i {heart} papers said...

She is so stinking cute!!

Lori said...

What a sweet page! Love how you highlighted adorable Lilia!