Monday, October 21, 2013

Super Slide

Hey guys.
Just dropping by very quickly before the dinner time crazy hits.
I have layout to share of chloe going down a super big slide with my uncle Neil.

I took inspiration from many different places for this one:
Sketch from PageMaps

The minute I saw this sketch I though of this moment. The strip down the middle reminded me of the slide and that's what I tried to make it look like using grey and orange cardstock.

Normally when I see a sketch I automatically see all the different sections of it as different pieces of patterned paper, but as you may have noticed I'm really into trying new things atm so looked at other ways to include the design features. I made the outside square by stamped boarders using down pointing arrows (to go with the down the slide idea) and just a squiggley thing that kinda reminds me of grass. For the other main section I used a old gift card to spread out some pain gesso.

I've also done a bunch of stamping on this page which I am slowly getting the hang of and really liking the effect.

Quote from Wow Chipboard

"Here's To Never Growing Up"

This is a fantastic quote that I could probably it on every single layout I do! It really spoke to me for this page for two reasons. One: I absolutely love watching Chloe go down slides, it would have to be her most favourite thing atm. She always says "weeee" as she goes down and has a little giggle at the bottom before saying "more" jumping up and doing it all over again. I really hope she never out grows this simple joy! Two: for Neil. I'm not too sure who enjoyed going down the slide more, Chloe or Neil. Just goes to show there's still a lil kid in all of us!

I have used a whole bunch of WOW goodies. I really do love their chipboard. The film strip over the photo put a an angel and the arrows are WOW and help to add to the going down the slide idea. Also the words play and fun are from a word back.

And a colour challenge at Kraft It Up.
(although it can't be entered because it combines other challenges I thought I should still recognise their help)

I will come back after dinner to share some more about this layout.
Thanks heaps for stopping by and any great comments that you leave. I love hearing from you!
XoXoX Nicole.

Kraft Cardstok
WOW Chipboard - Film Strip
WOW Chipboard - Narrow Arrows
WOW Chipboard - Life Element Words 2
Paint - Gesso, Orange and Blue
Echo Park - So Happy Together - Jot It Down
American Crafts - Thickers
Jillibean Soup -Game Day Chilli - Soup Labels
MME - Miss Caroline - Dilly Dally - Adventures - Sticker Labels
Stamps - Kaisercarft, Studio Calico, 


  1. That is one cool slide! My 2 year old daughter would LOVE that, she's obsessed with slides. Great layout, I love the framing around the photo. :-)

  2. Fantastic once again Nic. Great Uncle Neil will be proud to see this layout. I'll show him when he gets home tonight. I really like your border idea, really clever. Keep it up.

  3. This is another fantastic layout. I agree with you there is a little kid in each of us trying to get out. I love how you see things and interpret them on your layouts... absolutely awesome. The filmstrip just makes the photos pop and I love the colours you used. Beautiful work.