Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Just One More Thing - Design Team Challenge, Episode Three

I stepped in this month to volunteer my very first layout EVER, for comments.
I made this 15 years ago when scrapbooking was just using pretty papers & photo mats.
It had no title.
I was going to name it Little ray of sunshine, but never got it done.

After showing the DT, here are their suggestions:

1.You might gather those separate boxes into closer proximity or even a grid and swap the photos' positions so that the adults were looking into the center of the page where the baby would be.

2.Group the elements together to give the page a focal point - at the moment it's difficult to know where to look first.

3. You could really give it a modern touch with some metallics in there too. The rose border is lovely and I might try to salvage some of it to use under the photo block for example. The journalling is sweet but maybe you could add a litlte more detail? Date, baby weight, names etc. I know that there's no way you can forget these facts but someone looking at the page might like to know. I think you could get a super modern, fresh, baby layout with a little rework

I took all those ideas on board and carefully reworked my layout.
In those days I used Hermafix, so I managed to salvage the border paper and with Erica's costume design training, it had to be bling!!
I took the baby bangle and tag out of the keepsake pocket.
My journaling is tucked in behind the photos.
The lace is from my wedding dress, so there is another tie in.
At least Warren and I are facing each other now.
The cream thickers match the manilla tag and the blanket.
The pink heart brads show that we love her.

I'm much happier with this.

This little baby turns 29 next week!
Thanks for looking, from  Julene


  1. Great job! I love the new layout--the lace touch is just perfect!

  2. Love the revamp Julene - a super pair of photos.

  3. Love that you've retained the sweetness of the original, Julene.

  4. This is such a lovely re-do. How fantastic that it's now a page you love!