Saturday, November 16, 2013

They're Off

Have you ever had a design in your mind, but once you tried to put it to paper it just didn't work out as you had envisioned?  That's exactly what happened to me with this layout.  I deliberately chose the size and quantity of photos, in hopes of changing my "go to" design, and thought that I had arranged my papers in a way that would work.  This is the design I had pictured in my head.
It looks off though, doesn't it.  I just could figure out a way to make it work, even once I moved around the smaller of the photos, and placed some tags down.
The solution was to rotate the background.  This look just works better in my opinion.  It could simply have been the size of photos that threw the previous design off.  I think that if I had I printed all the photos 2x2" it may have worked a lot better.
I have stayed away from rub-ons for the past several years.  I found that I would always have a hard time getting them to come off nicely, so I just gave up.  These rub-ons, however, are amazing, they go on so perfectly and smoothly.  You can see here how nicely the pencil rub on has transferred, even onto my textured American Crafts cardstock.  That atom on the tag is from the School House stamp set.
  The "Noted" and the "ABCDE..." are both rub-ons.
I created a tag out of a piece of the Recess patterned paper, and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the sentiment into it.  And the A+s are more rub-ons.
And here is my completed layout.  It took a little shuffling around, but turned out not too shabby in the end.  I really enjoy working with entire collections, it makes the process so quick once you decide on the design.  And, it doesn't hurt that the product is pretty inspiring too.  How about you?  Have you managed to save a layout that wasn't coming together the way you had originally planned?  We'd love to see what you've been creating with Chic Tags product, feel free to link us up in the comment section.

Tags Used:
School House Collection:
Photo Toppers
File Cards
Nerds (stamps)
Label Stickers
Rub On Transfers


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving both!!! I loveeeeeeeee the placement of the photos on both pages!!!!

GiadaLucaMommy said...

Sherri, you are awesome!!

Karen L K said...


Ashley Horton said...

Awesome end result Sherri! Rotating the background was a great idea, and I love the way the design turned out!! Great back to school page!

MelB said...

Love seeing the evolution of your layout, it looks stunning!

DeniseP said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Turning out 'not too shabby in the end' is an understatement! Great job!

Sherri said...

Thank you so much for the encouraging words everyone. I'm sincerely touched.

Julie GM said...

Hello cuteness! Cutie girls & love your layout!