I recently saw this Project Life spread from Amy Tan:
However, when I first looked at it, I thought it was a layout. Well, that got me thinking! I love the design of the "Design G" page protector that Amy used.
There's a similar 12x12 design by We R Memory Keepers that I like very much as well.
Because I mistakenly thought the Project Life spread was a layout, I decided to make a layout inspired by Project Life, without the page protector. Here's how it turned out:
It was super labor intensive. Took me a while to pull together, but I love it!
I found the quote on Pinterest and used one of my favorite alphabet stamp sets to stamp it.
I rarely using supplies "right out of the box." Instead, I like to personalize them a bit. I used a yellow marker to add a shadow to the black text on the "happy" card. I also used a black pen to outline the parts of "time with you."
This card got the same outline and shadowing applied. I also added the dashed line running around the card. I like how a bit of doodling can do so much!
Even on a "neat and clean" layout a little bit of paint and ink is a welcome addition!
I popped portions of this heart up with some foam adhesive in order to create some dimension on an otherwise extremely flat layout.
This was a wonderful experiment. I'm thrilled with how it all turned out. It's a great way to capture the look of Project Life (and use all those great Project Life supplies) without committing to the year-long project.
Thanks for stopping by!
P.S. The comments on Thursday's podcast post are all so interesting and thoughtful. You guys blow me away with your awesome-ness! The winner of a seat in the year long Life Book class is...
Congratulations Isabelle! Contact me with your e-mail address, please!