First off, the June kit- Au Revoir- that Michelle and Dolores put together was FABULOUS! The papers from The Girls' Paperie were a real "mojo" booster! The mixture of reds, blues, and yellows were a delight to work with. I love building my page with patterned paper as the base. This sheet of ledger patterned paper in the kit was perfect to use for this layout I did of my son and I.
I knew right away when I saw this paper in the kit I wanted to try one of the new trendy banners I've seen around on other scrappers' layouts. I dug out my trusty X-acto knife and sewing machine that had been collecting dust for this layout of my grandfather. I hand cut the pennants, secured them with a small glue dot, and then did a simple machine stitch along the top. I'm very pleased with the results. I think the banner adds a nice touch and adds to the sea/naval theme of the layout.
I always find that when I'm lacking inspiration, a sketch helps get me started. I've been enjoying participating in some sketch challenge blogs. Both my Sea Scout layout and the following Hammerhead in Training were based off of a sketch. I thought I would share a few sketch sites....some I'm sure you've heard of, others maybe not.
Today ends my Guest DT month at Timeless Daydreams. I want to take this opportunity to thank Dolores and Michelle for choosing me. It's been a long time since I've done any "DT" work with a kit. It was a refreshing step back into the scrapping world. If you've not gotten yourself one of the Au Revoir kits, I encourage you to hurry up and grab one before they're gone!