This layout features papers from the Memory Works Express April kit, entitled Whimsy. It is filled with beautiful papers from a variety of lines, Basic Grey and Prima to name two, a sheet of Basic Grey stickers, a sheet of alphas and words, solid cardstock, ribbons, and all sorts of fun embellishments.
I have been following the sketch challenges from a local scrapbook store on Facebook. I didn't jump in until the 3rd or 4th week but put the sketches I missed into my idea book. When I was playing with these photos I was actually trying to make them work with another sketch. However, they wanted to come together this way. My final layout is a loose interpretation of the sketch, they usually are. lol I don't take direction very well. :)
I started with a piece of Basic Grey's Hello Luscious paper for the background and layered on a piece of kraft colored cardstock, punched to create the scalloped border. Of course I inked it, then layered a piece of pink ribbon underneath to make it pop. I matted the large photo on a piece of bazill bling that I found in my scrap bag and used snippets to create stripes underneath the smaller photos. No one will know that the stripe doesn't go completely across. That's our little secret. ;) The words describing Eden came from the alpha sheet, as did the letters on the bracket at the top of the layout, also cut from that pink scrap. I used my Spellbinders label die, but only cut a portion of the label, again because I didn't have quite enough paper to make the full label. The words are all inked as well. The bird came right from the embellishments in the kit. These photos show Eden's personality, the words create the journaling, and I have a layout of my granddaughter at 6 years old.