Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bowl Me Over

As promised in my post yesterday, I have several layouts to share this week.  You can probably guess from my post title, that the ones I have for today are Bowling layouts.  Yep!  We finally got a Bowling Alley 2 minutes away from our house and the kids have been driving us crazy to go over there.  Well, we actually made it a couple of weeks ago, for a birthday party for one of the kids' friends.  None of them had a clue what they were doing, but they had a lot of fun...doing whatever it was they were trying to do!!  :)

This first layout uses some of the awesome Studio Calico line Take Note and a little bit of Abroad.  I did this one for two NSD challenges...at Studio Calico and Two Peas (both challenges required using chevron or going graphic with shapes).

I really love the trend right now of using negatives on layouts.  I used it in two different ways on this page.  I cut the chevron pattern on my Expression and then backed it with a gray patterned paper.  I also cut part of my title and left the negative space unfilled.  I used a few of the positive arrow shapes on my layout, as another accent...waste not, want not!!  And I just have to mention, that this layout uses another one of my favorite elements, techniques, whatever you want to call it...NO solid papers.  I love, love, love to create a layout using all Patterned Paper and I also love coordinating my paper color choices with the colors in my photos...I think these worked out pretty well!  :)

Products Used:

Patterned Paper:  Studio Calico

Journaling Spot:  K&Company
Washi Tape:  SEI
Buttons:  Michael's
Wood Alphas:  Pink Paislee

Pen:  Sharpie
Font:  Arial Black

My second layout, borders on the same color scheme as the first, minus the addition of red.  This layout was also for a NSD challenge at Two Peas, to use paper piecing on your layout.  And I also created this page for the first challenge at Thinking*Through*Design.  The Ladies came up with the challenge to use Analogous color on your layout, which is basically using 3-5 colors on the color wheel that are side by side.  I chose to work with the colors from the yellow to blue range on my layout.

I decided to add in a little bit of black, with the Analogous scheme, just to give a little pop and contrast.  Once again, my paper choice colors are working with the colors in my photos...I have been known to dress my kids to match some patterned papers in my stash, that I know I might want to use for upcoming layouts...just sayin'!!  :)

Well, don't miss out the rest of this week!!  I still have a couple of more layouts to share from my Crop this past Friday, I have a DT post for my LSS coming up on Thursday, and I'll also have another layout for the Nikki Sivils product swap with Sketch Support this week!  Things are busy around here!!

Products Used:

Patterned Paper:  Studio Calico & Authentique
Cardstock:  Bazzill
Brads:  The Paper Studio
Mini Market Stickers:  October Afternoon
Thickers:  American Crafts
Journaling Spot:  K&Company


  1. Love these both Ashley! For whatever reason, I always just love bowling layouts! Such creative titles too!

  2. These are sooooooooooooo fun!!!! I loveeeeeee the photos and the designs!!! And my hubby is a league bowler... he would LOVE those pin embellies!!!

  3. what SUPER fun layouts! I think I need to take my kids and do this, this summer! GREAT embellishments too!

  4. totally love these LOs!! I need to get my hands on the people paper!! LOVE it!

  5. both of these are great! love your color choices and pics of kids bowling are the best, it's too funny to watch them, that people paper is adorable!

  6. Awesome action shots and great layouts Ashley.

  7. Fabulous layouts Ashley, I think you will be spending a lot of time at the bowling alley- the kids sure seem to love it!

    Also, I saw your layout in Creating Keepsakes, AMAZING and congrats again!!