Wednesday, June 22, 2011

An Accidental Scraplift

You know how you get finished a layout and think, "That looks awfully familiar"?  That's what happened this weekend after I completed my layout (see end of post).  I was going through the June gallery and realized how similar it was to Mandy's "Summer Fun" layout.  Same paper strip down the left-hand side, same photo placement ... even a Silhouette-cut photo matte. 
I guess there are enough differences that they don't look completely identical.  Mandy used the fun woodgrain paper for her background and hand-cut some elements from the Simple Stories patterned paper to create a banner title ...
 She added a few shipping tags for journaling and the date ... 
And I love how she used the Basic Grey alphabet stickers for this random journaling so it actually becomes a subtle embellishment.
 Mine is super simple with very few added elements.
I don't use very much plain cardstock and the green looked a little "flat" so I used a Sizzix folder to create a bit of dimension.
So thanks Mandy for the inspiration.  Even if it wasn't intentional, I guess you've snuck your way into my subconscious :)
Visit the June Gallery to see some other inspiring work done with the June kits.

1 comment:

  1. I love it!! I unintentionally scraplift all the time. You are probably like me, and see hundreds of projects a week while scanning the internet. Something is bound to stick in that head.
    You did a fab job! :)