Hello Clique Kits friends! It’s Marcia here today. I wanted to give you some insight into what inspired me for my latest layout. It was this 4×6 journal card from the Echo Park Creative Agenda collection. It reminded me of the musical Rent and that made me think of my brother-in-law Dave who is battling cancer. When you are in a battle for your life, you realize just how precious time is as well as those people we love to spend that time with.
Last Spring, my daughter and I participated in the Minneapolis Bladder Cancer Walk with Dave and lots of friends and family. So I dug out the few pictures I had from the event. Then I looked for a sketch that would work with my photos and journal cards. I found this one at Stuck?! Sketches.
I don’t always use a sketch, but find they are helpful when you need inspiration. Working with multiple photos in a grid design is not typical for me. Every once in a while its good to try something different though. My next step is deciding on what papers and embellishments to use.
But I wanted the emphasis still to be that journal card, so I used my Silhouette to cut the words out of my background paper. It makes a bold statement. Here is my finished layout…
The Good Morning sun was fussy cut from another journal card. Don’t be afraid to cut into your journal cards like this. One of the add-ons for the kit were these fabulous paper clips from Freckled Fawn and I cannot get enough of them.
I spritzed some Heidi Swapp color shine in tinsel on my camera ephemera and layered some chipboard stickers on top. Using foam adhesive adds dimension, making the layers pop.
I used my computer to add my journaling as I don’t especially like my own handwriting.
December 5, 2014 at 12:09 pm
What an awesome layout!! I love that in scrapbooking you can document all aspects of your life. I do hope that your brother in law is doing well!!
December 5, 2014 at 12:47 pm
Definitely a great idea to make the background like that! I love it!
December 5, 2014 at 6:47 pm
Great layout. Love your layering!
December 5, 2014 at 7:57 pm
beautiful layout and inspirational subject matter. prayers are with your family, and especially dave!
December 5, 2014 at 10:04 pm
I love this!! And good luck to Dave as he battles cancer! I’m sure it helps to have supportive family members like you behind him.
December 7, 2014 at 9:27 am
This layout speaks volumes!! Fabulous way to document you family & Team Dave!!
December 8, 2014 at 10:57 am
That card makes me sing the Rent song every time I see it too- and it is powerful as a large die cut background! This layout is a really touching tribute to Dave and his battle. Awesome job and thanks for sharing with the Clique!
December 8, 2014 at 9:17 pm
What a meaningful and beautiful layout. I love seeing your process and progress from the first and second photo.
December 10, 2014 at 10:30 am
Great Layout….this is so special!! Thanks for sharing!!