Toontown, Disneyland 2014
The Park Ave scrapbook kit at Studio Calico was one of my absolute favorites from 2014. It was fresh and bold and oh so inspiring, and yet it sat, untouched, for the last three months...Taunting me every single day. December was such a whirlwind, and then January came and went, and February didn't even happen, and now we're almost in the middle of March. Cray.
So, a couple of weeks ago, I decided to stop the misery and make something. I ended up making a few somethings. Here's a look at my thought process for the first project....
Of course, I pulled that colorful buildings paper out first. It's the first thing I wanted to create with because of all the fun, bright colors and quirky, hand-drawn buildings.
My initial thought was to somehow piece together a princess castle out of the paper and scrap a family photo of us in front of the castle. Then I thought, I could just do random buildings and use a photo of us on Main Street. So I went with that. Random buildings, but with a photo of my son and I in Toontown. Buildings + chubby, little character houses in Toontown....get it? No? Yeah, me neither. I have no idea how I settled on scrapping this photo, of all the other photos I could've used but this is what I've got. We're going to pretend that my tall, skinny, paper-pieced buildings represent those cute, little Toontown homes.
I sewed a line through each block of patterned paper and then sewed around the entire column of patterned paper blocks to create the buildings. (I can see here that I should've used white thread instead of gold. I'm thinking maybe I'll sew over the gold with white thread before adding the layout to my album.) Then I used the pretty, copper-foiled diamond and triangle chipboard shapes to create decorative building toppers.
Once the buildings were finished, I adhered my photo to the page using pop dots for dimension, added a few little details, and handwrote my title.
I love how this layout turned out even though, looking back, there are things I'd do to "fix" it. Do you ever do that? Notice details you wish you'd thought of before photographing the project? Does it bother you if you don't go back and make the changes?
Thanks for joining me today!