Thursday, February 13, 2014

My Girl - Geometric Scrapbook Layout

When my daughter was born, the song by The Temptations called My Girl popped into my head.  Every time I look at her, I started singing it.  It became a staple in our house.  We would sing it at birthdays.  We would sing it just because.  We sang it when she graduated from high school and college on the same day, and I'm sure this summer we will be dancing to it at her wedding.  Click on the video below to get you in the mood!

This week at the MFP Speedy TV Color Challenge,  we're using pink, red and purple.  Since Valentine's Day is tomorrow, these are the perfect colors for us to play with!

I had a 5 x 7 image of my daughter taken years ago when she was a sophomore in high school, that I wanted to highlight on my layout.  I decided to go geometric, cutting equal sized strips of paper for visual interest.

I did a lot of stamping on this layout, using three different sets.  I used the word "love" from the Lotus Blossoms stamp set.  I used a watermarking technique with VersaMark ink to stamp the word over and over again onto one of my pink strips of card stock.  I used Quick Quotes chalking ink in maraschino cherry to stamp the word, "love" one time so that it would stand out from all the others.

I used a different "love" sentiment from the Love Remains stamp set to stamp the sides of the background paper.  Once again I used VersaMark ink and the watermarking technique.

Finally, I took four 2" x 11" strips of card stock alternating pink and red, and laid them right next to each other.  I used the Huge Blossoms stamp set to randomly stamp the flower image onto the strips.  Then I separated each strip and mounted it onto the layout.  I added two more strips of card stock in black and red that I hand-cut little banner ends on. I matted the photo of my sweet daughter on black card stock.  With some purple bling and the title, my layout is complete.  I just need to do a little journaling on the pink card stock strip underneath the title.

Thanks for joining me for this week's Color Challenge.  We would love to see you link up over at MFPSpeedy TV.  You have until next Wednesday at 5 PM PST to do so.  See you there!

Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E

1 comment:

wannabcre8tive said...

I love your page and you did a fantastic job with the colors. Thanks, for the video, I am enjoying it.