Saturday, January 2, 2016

2016 Priorities-"Sweet Charlotte" Classic Kit

It's "New Year's Resolution" week here on the blog so I decided to create a 12x12 layout about my priorities in 2016.  I used the "Sweet Charlotte" Classic Kit for this layout.

The first thing you will probably notice is that there are no photographs on this layout.   Every so often I will create a layout without photos. I decided that I do not need any photographs to document the planning of my goals this year. If I decide to do a "follow up" layout at the end of 2016---to document how many of these goals I met, I will probably include photos. 

This layout in particular, I created with the idea that it will not go into an album. But instead I will display it either in my kitchen or my front room. This way I can see it and be inspired to keep plugging away at my goals all year long. Since I am not planning on putting it into an album, I felt very comfortable using thick embellishments, like the Pom Poms and the flowers.  I would typically not use these thick embellishments on a layout, but rather a card or some type of home decoration. 

I "painted" the wood veneer banner using the Heidi Swapp mist that came in this month's kit.  I like it better painted than plain because it is more visible on the layout when it is teal than it was when it was plain light wood color.

I liked the challenge of not having any photos on this layout. It was more about the process and the artwork than trying to enhance the photographs.  Do you ever create layouts without photos? 

Thank you for stopping by today!  Happy New Year!!!