Sunday, April 29, 2012

Grow

The Challenge:
Use circles as your main design element

I love circle!  Never  met one I didn't like.  There is just something so perfect, so fun about a circle.  I have been working on becoming a drawer (one who draws, not a receptacle in a dresser) and learning to work with paint.  I put both lessons to use on this layout.  I had a stack of very similar photos, marking the passing days, that I decided would work well all together.  I first cut the photos into circle so we could just focus on this adorable face.  Then I laid them down on the paper where I wanted them and freehand drew a circle.  My intention was to not make them perfect, but keep them playful by letting them be a bit wonky.  After they were drawn, I pulled out my watercolors and painted them.  I liked how they looked and decided that I  would add a bunch of decorative painted circles.  Finally, I spray misted over all the page, to break up the stark white, and added some bright brads among the water colored circles.  Finally I added my title, penned around the edges and colored in the center of the g and o, and place a bit of pom pom trim.


6 comments:

Kelly Jean said...

Wow super cute. really love the watercolor circles.

GrammaChurch said...

You had way, way too much fun with this one! But it is so super cute! And if I don't pay too close attention, I think your doodled circles around the pics look like sewn circles! Congrats on a fantastic layout!

Queenie said...

Looove it,he is adoreable and loving the circles!
Hugs
Tracy
xoxo

KellyF said...

Very cool, Laura! Love this design, I love circles, too!

Erin Blegen said...

This is just FUN! I love all the outlined circles and little shots of color- perfect!

Ashley Horton said...

This is so fun, Laura!! I LOVE the way you used the circles and created such a cute, artsy look on this page! And I love the little bit of pom pom trim under your title! SO CUTE!!! :)