Sunday, April 24, 2016

SIWAS 2016 04/April Challenge Circle of Life by Elton John

Wow! If time doesn't seem like it isn't flying by, I am not sure what planet you are living on!! I guess I am pretty in tune to time going by fast because our baby girl is about to graduate from high school in May and there is plenty going on around here.

That being said, my design for the Scrap It With A Song aka SIWAS challenge for April is complete and even my grandbabies are verifying that time is runnin' by at a quick rate of speed (ZOOM) and we have grandchild number six here and that's how we spent part of our spring break.
Meeting sweet baby boy Asher and of course, we think he is t-o-t-a-l-l-y adorbs!

So basically this layout was an inspiration from Laura Whitaker design layout sketch (see my not so great pic BELOW of how I interpreted it), -me definitely taking some liberties regarding placement. The SIWAS pop song challenge was Elton John's Circle of Life. And trust me, the Disney Lion King DVD was played generously, make that over-generously, in our home while our 5 children grew up, so this well-known song resonates with me for sure. AND how easy it was to envision our young and little grandsons being the perfect example of a Circle of Life scrapbook page!

The paper that started it all was a black background with the white chevron line pattern (purchased from Tuesday Morning, 25 pages of double-sided pink with white scallop design on reverse <'perfect for a granddaughter page'> by American Crafts/Amy Tangerine Plus One). I'm into chevrons, so picking up on that I continued with that play on most of the entire design, using the color scheme plus red and grey. The die cut was Tim Holtz Alterations Chevron and the scraps from those cuts were ran through the Xyron create a sticker tool, and used as accents throughout. I already had the heart cut-outs and perfect to include since hearts are demonstrative of the title #GRANDSONLOVE - a hashtag I also use on my Instagram & FB posts. The letters are chipboard white with silver lines from Thickers (purchased at Tuesday Morning, also Amy Tangerine). I used a variety of washi tape as well. The polaroid style mini prints are of big brothers to the new baby/top left, the youngest tribe member/center, and cousin/bottom right, all with a stick-on trim element in red to accentuate each photo. The pics were from my phone during our visit-so to get a quick print out, I used my phone app and sent wirelessly to the Instax Printer (love this technology age we live in)! Hope you enjoy!
What would be your Circle of Life inspiration?

1 comment:

  1. What a great page ! Love the chevron diecuts over the background pp. Looks really awesome ! And thank you for taking time to read and comment on my special post at SIWAS, much appreciated.