Wednesday, October 15, 2014


When we were in San Francisco last December, being on the Big Red Bus was definitely one of the highlight of our stay. We love listening to the stories told by our bus drivers as we were taken around The Bay Area. I should have recorded the trip/the stories, somehow, as I've forgotten to note down a couple of important stuff that I really would like to remember forever. Oh well, we must make an effort to come back to San Francisco soon, I guess!

Today on October Afternoon blog, I was challenged to create a layout based on an inspiration piece. 


storytime closeup

I was immediately drawn to the wonky lines in the inspiration piece and decided to take that element and run away with it. I cut tiny, long triangles out of patterned paper, making sure I get the word 'storytime' from the Public Library 'Journal Cards' patterned paper.

I also layered 'Storytime' patterned paper underneath the vellum to emphasize the 'storytime' theme on this layout.

I added random lines of machine stitching, some 'Photo Booth' and a red heart Daily Flash - Flash Chips, a 'Bundle Up'  Tin Pin and some Pop Drops to complete my layout. My journaling is, as usual, at the back of the layout. :)

If you play along, please give us a shout out @sashafarina and @octoberafternoon with the hashtag #oadesignerinspiration on Instagram. 



Nirupama said...

Just gorgeous!! I want to scrap loft this so bad.

Unknown said...

wonderfully fun layout! I LOVE how you muted the paper with the vellum!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! I loveeeeeeeee the stitching and the circles!!!!!

Lilith Eeckels said...

SO SO SO amazing. You are an inspiration.

Alexandra Boehnke said...

Wow - I really love your layout. Great idea with the pictures as circles around.