We are happy to announce that Michelle Hernandez is now a permanent member of our Inspiration Elevator Design Team! We are also happy to have Denise Morrison as a Guest Designer this month! Welcome to both of you!!
This month we have the very talented Laura Whitaker issuing a challenge for us. Here is Laura's challenge:
"As we welcome spring, scrap something to do with a new beginning, it could be an opportunity, a relationship, or even the world's reawakening after it's long winter's nap. Don't forget to journal and describe why you have chosen your topic."
What a great challenge for this spring-time season! I decided to scrap a photo of my niece's baby that was taken just a few days after he was born. His birth was such an important and life-changing new beginning for my niece, Danielle. She encountered many obstacles leading up to his birth and yet, sweet Nolan is the biggest blessing in her life!
I kept the layout clean and fresh - just like a newborn!
One fun element that I added were the clouds that I cut with my Silhouette! I cut them out of the paper and added pen stitching with my Silhouette! Very cool! Then I added pattern paper behind each cloud for a fun look.
I also used the Silhouette print feature to add Nolan's birth information to my background paper.
I decided to work with different strips of paper to create the base for my photo. I also misted a couple of paper doilies to coordinate them with the colours of the papers.
My journaling was placed on a hidden tag and it reads: New beginnings are not always easy... but a Mother's love conquers all!
Thanks so much for looking at my design for this month's challenge :) Be sure to stop by each of the blogs of our other designers. I am sure you will be amazed at their talent.