Saturday, 23 January 2016

My Sahin Designs Layouts_Cover Page 2016 and spread 01 and 02

Hey guys,
Hope you all doing fine there.
I have a great announcement today! I have been selected by Elif Sahin from Sahin Designs to work with her amazing designs! I am really thrilled and happy as I love them all!! YAY!!!
They are so inspiring... and today I wanted to show you some of the layouts I made with them. You may also go check them in her blog here as well!
I finished the Cover Page of my Project Life for this year 2016 with the gorgeous Midnight Collection so, the layout turned out to look like this:

As soon as I saw the black, lots of white space and touches of gold (always gold!) from the Midnight Collection I knew I had to use it for my Cover Page. I wanted that soft look as the main characters of my cover were going to be my two daughters. The soft toys lay around all the house so, the theme of the cover was settled. The cards really fell in their pockets like almost naturally. One picture of each detail of every daughter and the soft toys in the middle and the page was done. If you would like to know how I made every card I share the hybrid process of this layout up on Sahin Designs blog! Go check it out! :)
So the layout turned out like this:

 And I made some close up shots of my favourite corners:

 The embellishments were minimal as the way I like!

 The next layout is about the first spread of my January Project Life for this year. Not only the Midnight Collection had those great colours that made up a soft and elegant palette but a hot pink that drew my attention and did not let me think about any other card! I actually thought through the next two layouts based on this 6x4 pink stripped card. 
I am not much into bold colours or layouts but this one blew my imagination away!
So the first layout turned out like this:

I have two girls so everything around my house is pink, perfect match! As before I used some of the cards from the collection but also elements and to make up journaling and decorative cards. 
As it is the first month of the year, I wrote a bit of what is going on with my daughter, her achievement on using the pot to go the toilet :) and what she likes, how she is, etc at this stage of the year. 
The calendar I used as a card is from past collections. I though it would be quite appropriate to use it on the first spread of the year! 

On the left bottom corner, you can see the gorgeous stripped pink card which I fell in love with!!

An on the opposite corner I made up a card with papers from the same collection and a nice alpha 'hello' (white on white of courrrrse!!)

The next layout is basically dedicated to my second daughter as the entrance of the new year for both! I am not sure whether I will make more layouts for this month of Jan... I decided this year to go with the flow, just make as many layouts as time/pictures I have, so STRESS FREE PL!! yay

I love going minimalist and show lots of white space with soft just makes me happy!
I used here some of the elements from the same collection and a few embellishments to finish it up! 
Also wrote the same principles for my little Aleca :)

The closer looks just shows the minimalism I have chosen for this layout in particular.

And that is basically my contribution for this month having fun with Sahin Designs!!
Hope you guys like it and wishing you a crafty and productive beginning of the week!