August 13, 2011

August Re-Do Challenge by Julie

Reader Julie submitted these layouts for the August Re-Do Challenge. She said:

Here is my version of the re-do challenge. The first layout, beautiful baby, was done years ago, very early in my scrapbooking days. It tells the story of the birth of my oldest son. It is very typical of my early style - no patterned paper (it took me ages to get the confidence to use pp), double and triple matting on hero photos, journalling and title done on computer and printed on vellum, hand-punched embellishments, multiple photos on a 2-page layout. Those cute little babies are actually made using a bear punch with the ears cut off!

My Re-do layout, Brand New Dad, was done very recently, uses just one of the photos from the original page and highlights a much smaller part of the story - how proud my husband was to be holding his newborn son for the first time. This page is pretty typical of my pages today - having the confidence to use multiple patterned papers on the one page, border punched strips, stamped flourishes, stamped vellum butterfly, title made using sizzix. I still like to do double page layouts covering major events and milestones, but I now also like to do this type of single photo pages as well. What hasn't changed is that I would still rather spend my money on tools such as punches, and stamps rather than one-off embellishments, and as much as possible I like to use off-cuts and scraps for photo mats and embellishments.

Julie Hearn

Now it's your turn to take the August Re-Do Challenge. See all the details HERE!

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  1. That's just gorgeous... what a great way to high-light the smaller part of the story!

  2. Love this layout Julie!! Great job!

  3. Great redo Julie! What a dramatic difference in the two layouts!

  4. Love your use of pp and flourish stamps on the redo! Looks great!!

  5. Great job on the challenge... love both your layouts!

  6. I really like how you were able to highlight the relationship of Daddy & baby in your re-do. Great job!