Friday, June 14, 2013

SOU Die Cut Challenge Reveal: Sun

Hi all!  This week Stuck on U Sketches has a die cut challenge.  The theme is something to do with the sun. I have had this picture since Labor Day last year from the End of Summer Party my Sister in Law had.  Dawn, the subject in the photo is an absolute hoot.  She always hams it up for my pictures.  She gave me a big Whoop! for this pic.

The subject matter called for warm colors. Even though the picture had pink and blue, which are cool colors, I opted to surround dawn with the warmth of the sun with splashes of blue and pink in the elements and title to tie it all together.  I have loved the sunburst die cuts for a while and was thrilled that I had a subject matter to use with them.  I cut two to provide balance. One bursting from Dawn, who is pretty vibrant, and the other from the title so it wasn't just words.  The sun was an Echo Park die cut they have in the Silhouette shop, as are the sunshine and smile cards.  The bottom needed something so I selected the trendy arrows to give the page a little action and movement. I think the photo looks pretty active, so I wanted to mirror that in the elements.  I cut two of each button and stacked them to give them more of a chipboard look. I used plain string to tie in each one.  I placed them in a triangle around the page being sure to emphasize Dawn and not  the pool or her daughter.  These trendy new looks intimidated me at first for the elements were so small. But I am finding they are actually easier to work with than bigger elements.  They actually give the page dimension and are a fabulous tool for placing emphasis where you want it to relay the overall look and feel of a page.

So head over to Stuck on U Sketches and read the details of the challenge, put on your sunglasses  then go and  get a little sun on your pages.  Summer is almost here!  Please be sure to share it with us.  We would love to see your ideas.

5 comments:

Tracey said...

Oh Holly.......this is such a fun layout, love the bright colours, Perfect!

Margie said...

What a great layout, Holly! I love the excitement of it all!

Brenda said...

What a fabulous layout Holly! I love all the bright colors, it just screams SUMMER! How nice to have such a great person to ham it up for you! Looking forward to being on the die cut team with you! Hugs!

Sheila said...

This is such a happy layout! I absolutely love your title work, it is perfect for this page!

Fern said...

Hi Holly!!! What a fun layout!!! I don't know about warm/cool colors but they sure are bright!! Love it!!!! Hugs!!!