I had 2 photos and I tend to lean towards clean and simple. I also like the combination of circles with rectangles. So with this sketch as a guide, I created this layout.
I tend to follow sketches quite literally, but why not! They already look nice - so why change it. I really like these colors of paper from Studio Calico. I used the same patterned paper to make the circle accents. I just punched out circles and scallops from the paper and inked up the edges to give a darker tone. But this way it coordinated perfectly and I didn't have to search for matching paper. Of course I stamped on this layout. The text "of" and the 2010 and "something special" on the banners are all stamps from Swiss Girl Designs. The alphabet letters for "family" and the number 4 are from October Afternoon -I love this font and the colors. The bitty buttons are from Stampin' Up!
A clean and simple layout, but I really like how it turned out. Use those sketches - I know I will be using more from my notebook and putting these to use.
Thanks for stopping by. Happy stamping and scrapping!