I really enjoy participating in the challenges over at Punky Scraps and best of all they are based in the UK! So glad there is a great challenge blog dedicated to Scrapbooking here. I saw this challenge (number 37) where one needs to draw inspiration from a vintage coke advert. The advert itself is in a grid like fashion with the 4 seasons being depicted. At first I thought I would take my inspiration into vintage, then into the grids - but then I am not really a grid person. Then finally I had an idea and took the inspiration into the seasons.
This fit my style perfectly and I am quite happy with the layout. I have done 12 layouts so far this year and this is my favourite. I chose 4 pictures of my daughter having fun in the 4 different seasons. SO there is a picture of her at Easter, having ice cream in the summer, rolling around in the leaves in the fall and opening crackers in Winter/ Christmas
For the background I sprayed mists in the corresponding colours - so for fall it was an orange/brown, Spring - green, Summer - yellow and Winter - red
I then created little banners at the bottom. On the sides and I include pictures here of the detail I cut little circles and punched out the negative of something to do with that season. So for Spring - a tulip, for Summer a butterfly, for Fall a leaf and for Winter a snowflake
I then code some words to do with that picture/ season as well. So for Spring I chose the word "PASSION" as my daughter loves chocolate! For summer I chose the word "TOGETHER" as the kids are at home a lot so we spend a lot of time together. For Fall I chose the word "ADORE" as one of my daughters favourite things to do is to roll around in the autumn leaves. Then finally for Winter I chose the word "HOME" as we tend to spend a lot of time at home as its usually cold outside. I say usually as this year has been so mild!
Then to tie it all together I used black alphas (which I never use) as I thought black would be great to tie in all the colours. However the little words I used were brown and black so I used a brown journalling spot and black alphas to bring it all together.
I am really happy with this one and will be looking at more challenges over at Punky Scraps
thanks for looking!!!