02 February 2016

Mona Lisa

I decided to participate in the Layout a Day Challenge this year.  Two days into it, I am SO GLAD I did!!!  The theme of this year's challenge is "Around the World in 29 Days," so I've vowed that all of my layouts for this month will be travel related.  I really want to scrap photos of my international travels, so I should have PLENTY of topics, as I've been out of the country several times.

For LOAD1 (Layout a Day--Day 1), the prompt was Colors, specifically the colors of red, white, and blue for the flag from The Netherlands.  You could use the colors in the prompt, or you could take inspiration from the sample layout.  I chose to focus on the color of blue and to scrap a photo of the Mona Lisa.  I used the February single page sketch from Stick It Down to get started.

After trying out a couple of different things, I turned to my WONDERFUL husband for assistance!  He has great ideas and many times sees things I don't.  Thanks to his idea, my layout turned out like this:


My husband had the idea of creating a pyramid where the diamonds are on the sketch, since there is a crystal pyramid in the courtyard of The Louvre.  I didn't want to cover up the background paper, as I really love the images that are on it, so I cut squares from transparency sheets and placed them together like a pyramid.  It's also a little hard to tell from these photos, but the main color in the background paper is a very light blue.

Challenges Entered
~Lasting Memories Layout Challenges--Challenge #278--"The Blues"
~Layout a Day LOAD1
~Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' February Monthly Layout Challenges--Anything Goes #1
~Stick It Down February Single Page Sketch

Supplies Used
~Cardstock from stash
~Making Memories Passport chipboard alpha stickers
~The Paper Studio transparency sheets
~Ribbon from stash
~Wubie Prints France 2

I'll be posting my layout each day for LOAD, so be sure to stop by to what part of the world I'm going to showcase next!  Thanks for stopping by!  Happy scrapping, everyone!


Colleen said...

Fun take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick it Down.

Purvi Gadewar said...

What a great idea to add the transparent diamonds to imitate the Louvre!!! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Stick-It-Down!

Shanna Hystad said...

Wow...love the creativity!

Angelika said...

Super cool play on the sketch! Thanks for creating with us at SID!

Lori said...

Very pretty! I love that background paper and wouldn't have wanted to cover it up either. Great idea using a transparency! Thanks for playing along with us at Stick It Down!

Sandy Ross said...

WOW!!! what a fabulous idea! Get that hubby of your scrapping with you every day! Wonderful layout which will have double the memories since you created it together! Thanks for playing along with the "Blues" and Lasting Memories!

Grace Tolman said...

Interesting take on the sketch. Beautiful photo too. Thanks for playing along with us at SID

Wendy said...

This is great - the creativity is simply fabulous! Thank you for joining us at Lasting Memories!