I can't believe so much time has passed since my last post. In my defense, my oldest daughter had her Senior Prom, Graduation, move in day at the dorm, and my other teens have started a new year at school. All of this in addition to everyday life!!!! I haven't had any scrap time in over 4 months, but I finally found a little time today and boy was I inspired!
I don't normally scrap with a lot of negative space, those layouts just don't feel complete to me. However, I was checking in at Scrapbook.com today and found a new to me Challenge entitled "Negative Space Challenge". As I was reading the directions and looking at the examples, I began to feel the creative juices start flowing! I was so excited....I really never thought I'd get my scrappy mojo back, but I did!! This is what I came up with:
This is a picture of my youngest, he was just a few days old. I started with the color of his sleeper, that beautiful light teal color. I double matted the picture in shades of teal. Then I cut strips of paper in various sizes and staggered them on the background. The crown above the picture and the stars to the right are Bo Bunny Cambridge rub-ons, and the stars going down the left side of the picture are chipboard stickers from Bo Bunny Cambridge collection. For the title, I painted the chipboard with a gold acrylic paint. Then I added the gems to the crown and the "i's" to add just a touch of sparkle. The background paper and the darker mat are Bazzill, and the lighter mat is a glittery cardstock I had in my stash.
I really liked how this layout turned out. I love all the negative space and the simplicity of the design. Let me know what you think and if you happen to give the negative space layout a try, let me know...I'd love to see it.