Monday, August 8, 2011

Makeover Monday

It's Makeover Monday here on my blog!  It's a chance to re-do or fix-up projects that I'm not completely happy with...and I have the perfect candidate! :)
Yesterday I shared a layout I made for the latest Creative Scrappers sketch reveal.  Although I liked it...I couldn't stop thinking about the finished product.  Something just wasn't right.  So this got a makeover!
Ready to see the changes???  Here they are!! :)
First. . .the sketch:

My Before:

And my After:

 Yaaaaay!!!  I am MUCH happier with the newest version.  I think it's brighter, happy, better organized and balanced.  The stamping along the bottom is a lot neater than the random misting I did on the original.  Which, as you saw looked weird on the kraft paper.
 I used additional textures, sizes, shapes and layers on the 'circle-ish embellishment strip' along the bottom.  I *LOVE* making my own embellishments...I can honestly say...I wouldn't mind sitting around all day putting them together. :)
 Above, you can see lots of layers, colors, buttons, wood shapes, cork, washi tape, misting, machine sewing and stamping...putting a LO together is like building a small city! :) 
 An Amy Tangerine tag added onto a few layers that I've done some journaling on.
 I love that little ric-rac die! -oh and the 'today' flat back button is from an Evalicious set bought for my Ali Edwards Week In The Life project I'm putting together.  (Do you see the cute little orange skirt I made for one of my nieces?)  :)
Lastly, I wanted to show you just how thick and chunky all the elements are.  I've used foam squares to raise the tag, photos and some of the circle embellishments on the bottom.

It is such a relief to have had this makeover done.  I am sooooo happy with the new layout! :)  Never settle with a project you are unhappy with.  Work with it until you're proud of it.  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by for my Makeover Monday!  Hope to see you soon.

love, lisa


Michelle said...

Yes, it is much brighter!!! Love all the circle embellies on the bottom!!! It looks great!! Glad you are happier with it now!

janet said...

Great job! I love this layout! Those circles with the embellies are so cute!