We interupt this on-going swap work of cards and PL page kits to share my completed layouts from Shimelle's Return to the Collection class.
This is my first layout from the class using Echo Park Recollections. I had to make a pocket page to go with it. (The bottom right corner card had tried to escape, but I've put it back in place.) The pocket page is both front and back with photos and some of the journaling.
Oh, although acorns work on a fall page, the owl might as well, but the dragon?? -- It's this silly little thing really. ... If a layout has hubs, I will put acorns, birds, or apples on the page. If a layout has dd, I will put owls, birds, or butterflies. If a layout has ds, I would have put stars in the past. But ds actually requested a dragon as his symbol. So for him, dragon and stars. For me, butterflies.
And then on the next layout I switched to an older collection. I just have to say I LOVE USING OLD STASH. This was an old Prima paper pad from HL. And various bits and bobs from elsewhere. My Warrior Princess. Love that she has her sword by her side. I should say that this is the first time I didn't use my silhouette on a layout in....I don't even know how long!!!!
And then I completely reverted to type and used an old MME paper pad and my leftovers from the Bo-Bunny Mama-Razzi kit for the papers, and various bits and bobs for everything else. I'm not super crazy about this one. I think I should have used black ink around the photo as well. But since I mess up the stamping on the bottom right (which is why the falling star transparency is there), it's probably good the brown isn't as prominent. I should have used a more contrasting color when cutting my photography title. I'd go back and cut it with orange, but it's the one time I didn't save the file when exiting out of silhouette. I still have a bit journaling to add.
If you will notice though the Princess page does have the smallest circle cutout of an owl in the top embellishment cluster. And No Flash has the dragon banner. If I had planned better, I would have moved the stamping and photo block down so the dragon banner was in the left top corner that would have been better for balancing the page.
And now, back to our regularly scheduled programming.....