Creating this page I follow the same method as with it’s “feminine” pair. I gathered all my small embellishments, bits and pieces from Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘YOU ROCK’ collection and I placed them around the photo to get a random – looking cluster. Small embellishments can easily get lost on a full-sized page, unless you group them in a certain place on your layout. The colors of this collection fit well with the colors of my photo. The yellow and orange elements smarten up the almost monochrome layout. As a title I used a cutfile from Felicity Jane Studio. This area I wanted to keep clean and simple to make contrast with the decoration on the bottom and top of the page. I finished my layout using flair buttons. I did not know which to choose, so I chose all. Love, P.J.
I am the person who creates intuitively, but sometimes is good to see our work as third person, to observe it´s structure, or to check that the focus is in it´s place. These tips help me if I have the feeling of “something missing”, when I do not feel that my layout would be finished. Details on Like For Ever Blog today. Love, P.J.
I’m so happy and proud to be the winner of Cocoloko’s May challenge. Look at all these goodies I’ve received! And more! I´m the guest designer in July. As I mentioned before I made two “defiance” layout for my children. This second one I created to my daughter in neon style , with bright, vivid colors for the July challenge of Cocoloko. I used Felicity Jane Kits and Wilna’s cutfile, as always. Something else is coming soon….;-) Love, P.J.
(dɪˈfaɪ əns) n. 1. a bold resistance to authority or to any opposing force. 2. a challenge, as to meet in combat. Idioms: in defiance of, despite; notwithstanding. [1250–1300; Middle English < Old French, =defi(er) to defy + -ance -ance] Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. I love this definition, because for me defiance is much more than a bold resistance to authority. If only it were that simple … I made two “defiance” layout for my children. Here I show you the one I cteated for my son. My daughter’s layout will be a little surpise, my international debute as a guest designer. Yuppppiiiiiieeeeee! I’m so Excited! This layout was inspired by Lauren’s mood board. Jot Magazine. Love, P.J.
If someone asked my children, what they favourite activity is apart from playing, they would definitely say it is dancing. Black chalk paint, Felicity Jane Studio papers, flairs and some Pink Paislee buttons. The idea of papercut initial I borrowed from Suzy Taylor. You should go and check her beautiful handmade letters. Love, P.J.
This is my all time favorite photo about Tamara and me, and at the moment this is my all time favorite layout about us. I used Felicity Jane Kits. Y como soy una loca por el scrap, participo en el reto mensual de Cocoloko.es. Love, P.J.
My mischievous son turned 4 last weekend. I wanted to make something messy, so I started whith my watercolor paints, – I adore this blue, it’s so blue! – than I stamped and embossed on it. When I finished this mixed media part, started to frame up the layout. I layered some black and white paper from Felicity Jane Studio, cut out the number and added a few embellishments. That’s how I sewed the jacket to the button. Con este layout participo en el reto de In The Scrap. Love, P.J.
Today I am sharing a mini album about the excursion we made in Vértes last year. I wanted to use all the bits and pieces I had left from the Tuesday Kit. To begin, I gathered some papers and puffy stickers. After I trimmed my photos by 4×4 inches and I printed out the quote on vellum (Árpád Tóth for the Hungarian readers). As a next step, I designed the front cover in Ilustrator. You can use a Word Document also, but for me it is easyer to change the letter styles and put everything in its right place using this program. Once everything was designed and printed out, I punched one hole on every page for my small binder ring. Before assemble the album, I decided to make some embellisments for the ring, so I created a yellow tassel and I covered the background of a puffy heart with pattern paper then punched it in order to get a little charm. As a final tuch I added a banner and a ribbon to the ring. I also prepared a quick …
‘I believe in the world as in a daisy, Because I see it. But I don’t think about it, Because to think is to not understand. The world wasn’t made for us to think about it (To think is to have eyes that aren’t well) But to look at it and to be in agreement.’ – Fernando Pessoa – Love, P.J.
In April Jot Magazine made an incredible inspiring mood board again. I love all the colors and details! Thank you Loredana! As usual I’ve taken inspiration from the colour palette. I layered my photo with Felicity Jane papers and with the Silhouette backround. I added a lot of embellishments on the right side of the photo, and some left overs on the left side of my layout in order to balance it. I know, I know… my layout turned out much more bucolic than the beautiful modern design on the mood board. But what can I do? Nowadays I can’t resist using orchids, petals and leaves. Siendo una loca con esta página participo en el reto de mayo de Cocoloko.es. Love, P.J.