I looked for something a little different for the sketch for the Old Cricut Community Layout Challenge this week. At times I like to find things that allow me to step out the box and find different uses for the shapes or images in a layout.
I didn't want to be limited to just using two photos, especially after I went through my photos and found some that I wanted to use. I generally like to use a lot of photo's on a layout since I think that is what scrapbooking is all about. As you will see in my layout I actually used 4 pictures, two in a bit of a different way, one in a circle and one on the edge of the layout. I was a bit nervous at first about using the photos in such a way, not sure how they would look but I think they turned our rather nice in the overall layout.
Cricut Letter Envy Cart
Cricut George Cart
Basic Grey Olivia Paper Pack
Basic Grey Sugar Rush clips
Colorbox Chalk Ink
Circle Punches, various sizes
Stampin Up Key Tag Punch
Stampin Up Ribbon
Janome Sew Mini
3/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
I absolutely loved this picture of Abby and wanted to use it but not for the main picture. When I looked at the shapes I decided to try a circle cut. I also found out that I am glad that I don't get rid of things in my scrapbooking tools! I know there is a centerpoint feature to the Cricut but I don't know how to use it and I needed this to be precise. I pulled out my reliable, dusty Fiskars templates and Shapexpress cutter and POOF, the circle picture was done! I just cut a larger circle in black with my Cricut using George to mat the picture.
It was hard sewing the circles since the whole sheet of paper had to be curled to fit in the sewing area *okie thinks she could look up the technical term but then decides it isn't that important*.
My sister really liked the layout and I told her "you can look at it and you can touch it, but you can't have it!" she laughed and I think she knew she wouldn't get it from me!