Friday, 18 May 2012

Simpler Style

I have a couple of layouts from this week to share. I am excited to have finally killed my April SC kit, City of Lights. I do have a few scraps of paper and some left over file sheets from one of the add ons but they are going into my scrap pile now. I have really loved this kit. It has been easy to work with and I am generally happy with the layouts I have completed with it. With my May kit still missing in the mail I am working on my oldest kit currently and trying to reduce it to a few scraps as well.

This was my favourite piece of paper in the entire kit selection for April and I knew I wanted to use it in its entirety but I just wasn't sure how. The pie graph just seemed to fit with all the ways I am pulled currently - none of them very exciting either! I love those wooden muse alphas. They are stunning.

I am really in love with the KesiArt papers. They are so bright and beautiful and super easy to use. I used the graphic Heidi Swapp file as a background sheet for the photo. The photo mat is the reverse of the bright stripey KesiArt paper. The school theme of the words on that paper really went well with the photo of Scarlett in her uniform..

I really like the simpler style of these layouts and the reliance on patterned papers. In part, using the kit means that there is a limited supply of embellishments and that has necessitated a cleaner style of layout. I am starting to feel more confident in leaving the layout be and am less tempted to over do things.

Have a great weekend. I am catching up with an old friend from High School this weekend which I am really looking forward to!


  1. Love these! I really like the simple approach

  2. Gorgeous layouts Claire! Love how you used that rainbow stripe piece under your photo!

  3. Good job on using the SMASH page divider. I haven't been able to use any of them yet.

  4. Very simple but cool layouts!