Sunday, July 20, 2014

You are My Home

My very first mood board challenge over at Life.Paper.Scrapbook!  CLICK HERE to see the entire reveal.  This is an awesome board and you can take whatever inspiration from it that you want to create your layout.  We also have a great sponsor for this challenge...Scrappy Canary (formerly Polly Scrap! Kits)!  Scrappy Canary is Australia's premier crafting kit club, offering monthly Scrapbook, Pocket Life and Embellishment kits. Their kits offer a handpicked selection of the latest papers, embellishments and exclusive items all coordinated and shipped direct to your door. In addition to kits, their store also stocks other coordinating embellishments for those who love extra goodies to play with. CLICK HERE to check them out! 

And here is the mood board that inspired it.  I loved the colors, and I loved the "Home" elements.  I put a little twist on it and instead of scrapping my actual physical home, I scrapped my metaphoric fabulous hubby and daughter.

 I started with a watercolor background colors in a softer tone of the ones in the mood board. Looking around our house and considering what makes our home a "home," I found myself drawn to the huge photo wall we have in our living room.  The photos of my family are definitely a part of what makes our house a home.  That is how the doodled picture frame idea came to be.  I've seen some doodled frame on pinterest and loved the idea, but they never seemed to fit with what I was working on.  This time they did! Woot woot! :)

Lots of vellum ephemera on this layout, and I added some pen doodles to alot of that as well so it would contrast against the soft watercolor.  There's Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper, Basic Gray, and Heidi Swapp all mixed in there.

I also cut a couple of squares of vellum and made little pockets to fill the side frames, stuffed with sequins and hole-punched hearts in various sizes.  I need a sewing machine in a bad way...I would have loved to stitch the pockets but didn't want to go through the agony of handstitching so I just hot glued them.

Come be inspired by this month's mood board and take advantage of the chance to win an awesome prize from this month's sponsor! 




  1. Such a cool page - love your photo treatment! Awesome!

  2. OMG I love this Shawna... such a good idea to do the frames and the doodling is wonderul. I love that pic of DH and DD so special. The vellum looks amazing. This is just gorgeous. THat background is fantastic...