Today I'm popping in to share a layout that I created for the current challenge at The Studio Challenges blog. The challenge is to be Inspired by a Song - Choose a song a take inspiration from the title or lyrics.
I wanted to scrap a photo of our baby girl Eleanor, and the first song that came to mind was Isn't she Lovely by Stevie Wonder. Here's my layout...
"Isn't she Lovely"
I love this photo of my hubby and I with our new baby girl - my 10 year old daughter snapped it for us just before we headed home from hospital!
The lyrics of this song were just perfect for this layout - they put into words exactly how I was feeling when the photo was taken! I usually hand write my journalling, but I decided that because I was using song lyrics for my journalling that I would print it instead. Here's a closeup...
I included just the first two verses of the song. I did change one word in the lyrics to make it more applicable to the photo... where it says "Less than one minute old" I changed to "Less than one week old".
Here are some more closeups of my layout...
I created the word 'Lovely' using a Silhouette cut file and mounted it with some foam tape to give it some height and dimension. The little letter stickers are ones that I've had for a very long time, I think they are Making Memories.
I just love this clear acetate butterfly by Heidi Swapp - it came in a pack of Ephemera from the Dreamy collection, and sadly I think I've used up all of the butterflies now! The purple flower here is from Prima and the wood veneer arrow is WOW.
Here I've used a selection of stickers and die cuts from different manufacturers... The 'Sweetheart' sticker is from Grant Studios (which I mounted with foam tape), the heart is from Bella Blvd, and the bird cage is a Kaisercraft die cut. The doily and the sequins are from D-Lish Scraps. I also popped some tangled thread in behind this cluster to add some different texture.
And one final closeup of the main area.
I also used a sketch designed by Laura Whitaker for Scrapmuch? as inspiration for my layout design...
(This challenge has now closed but I really liked this sketch and wanted to use it anyway!)
Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, and also for the lovely comments!
I hope that all of the Mums out there celebrating Mothers Day tomorrow have a a very lovely day!