Monday, November 19, 2012

Deep Within

Guess what? I've got another layout to share with you tonight!

I'm in with this one- the sketch (#158 over at Lets Capture These Sketches) was stinkin' awesome, and what came of it just blows my mind away!

Here is my take.

Rather than making the left hand column a vertical photo, I changed it to include hidden journalling. I made a booklet, of sorts, by punching two holes at the top, and tying ribbon through to secure it. Then, I adhered the bottom page to my layout, and the top page flips open from the bottom.

I'm completely in love with the K&Co embellies that have been appearing in my projects as of late. Aren't they gorgeous!? I added some pop dots to the bird to give her a little more dimension, and make her stand out from the other bird that I adhered just below my title work. Everything works so well with the neutral background I chose- I wanted the title block to shine- and the self portraits.

I won't go into details as far as the journalling is concerned, but I will say that it (basically) outlines the feelings and turmoil I felt at my lowest point(s) before things finally turned around. The title work hints at it, too.

Have a fabulous evening!


  1. Oh I love how you did the hidden journaling, what a great idea. Those embellishments are gorgeous too!

  2. I can see why you love this page so much, Ali! It is just fabulous! I am LOVING the hidden journaling so much!!! Here's wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving today!!! I am thankful to have met you!!! Thanks, friend!!!!!