Good morning and happy Wednesday SCT friends! You may have seen designer Wendy Antenucci's beautiful work in our recent issues and we thought it would be great to invite her as a guest designer to the SCT blog today. As a designer for Simple Stories, Pebbles and Bella Blvd. we knew Wendy would have something great to share with us today...and surprise, she has a giveaway too! Please give a warm welcome to Wendy...
"Hi my name is Wendy Antenucci and I am honored to join you all here today on the SCT blog! When I received the e-mail to share with the SCT readers I was working with the Good Day Sunshine collection from Simple Stories and I just had to share what I was working on!
Have you ever looked at those bold directional papers and wondered how to use them? The Good Day Sunshine collection has a woodgrain page with a bold chevron on it and I decided it would be the perfect background to showcase my boys digging a BIG hole in the sand.
I thought I would give you a step-by-step on how I assembled my layout. I began my layout with my picture and the chevron paper. I chose to have the point of the chevron going down to emphasize that my boys were digging to the bottom of the earth (or so they thought). I pulled out the pieces I knew I wanted to include on my page.
This page was basic, but already a good page and really you could stop there. My next step in my thought process was to add in some fussy cut details (because they are my favorite)! I added in the word adventure cut from the 4x6 journaling card, a sand bucket, and a saying. I love using my deckle edged scissors to give a washi tape feeling to pieces of paper.
Now I really like the layout, but I would like a little more color above my photo as it is a little dark against the woodgrain. Using some Sn@p! cards (which is my go to method for quick layering and I don't have to cut into my beautiful paper) I was able to add some color and texture with the cut-outs to my layer and more interest to my page. I also added in a die-cut word that was sitting on my desk to tie my photo block into my title. This gave me my final layout with the sense that the hole that you see is extending to the bottom of the page using my paper to direct your eyes.
Here are a few detail shots:
Here is another page I created.
On this page I used the chevron design to further the idea that my son was moving forward (both as a big boy and on the road) and so I rotated the chevron to continue the movement on the page. I used some 3x4 journaling cards to layer behind my picture and to provide a spot to journal on. The fun bike was the perfect touch to my page on his first bike ride without training wheels.
Thanks so much to SCT for inviting me and thank you all for joining me today! Simple Stories was gracious enough to give me a Good Day Sunshine collection pack to share with everyone too. So join me over on my blog for a chance to win your own amazing collection to create with! See you there, http://antenucci.blogspot.com/2014/07/simple-stories-giveaway-and-scrapbook.html
~ Wendy Antenucci