The Bright And The Subdued

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Today I wanted to share two of my CHA Summer layouts with you, mostly to show you how you can use your Maya Road products to create layouts with completely different feelings.

Here's my first layout:

 On this layout, I used bright, happy blues, pinks and reds and coupled them with black and kraft to create a bold, happy layout.

Just in case you want to read it, here's the journaling:

My sweet boy just like your brother you are one happy boy. You love being goofy and making us all laugh. You love hearing others laugh and will always join in even if you have no idea what we're all laughing at. Which, of course, makes us all laugh again. I have no idea how I got so lucky but I am so grateful that both my boys are so joyful and happy. I love you so much.

And then I made this:

See how different it is? It's using the soft white on white with the elegant and subdued yellow and light pink. I also used canvas without painting it. Similar products but a completely different look.

The journaling on this page reads:

You are proof that boys can be sweet and quiet too: I know little boys and even big boys can be super loud and you make your share of noise in the house, but you two also can be really quiet when you look out the window together or color together and I love watching you even more during those quieter moments. My boys can be so very sweet!

This is what I love about Maya Road products. I didn't use any patterned paper on either of the pages. Just by using my blossoms, trims, canvas and kraft, I am able to achieve completely different looks. 

Next time you create a layout, I hope you try to challenge yourself to use no patterned paper and see what the outcome looks like. I often try to see what I can do with only patterned paper and then see what I can do without any. If you do take the challenge, I hope you leave a link in the comments, I'd love to see it!

Categories: Art Journaling
Tags: arts-and-crafts, boys, home-decor, journaling, trims