Anyway, because I've been unable to bend forward the last few days, I haven't worked on anything new until tonight. My neck injury reminded me so much of my age that I decided to finally finish my birthday layout. I even sketched and measured my photos! Looks like I'm growing up.
I wanted to have a border around my pages but I didn't want to waste an entire piece of patterned paper making a photo matte so instead I sliced thin strips of the patterned paper to glue them into a border. When I type it out, it seems really simple and obvious, but I thought I was a genius when I was doing it. After everything was placed and started gluing though...I still went straight to improvising. Sketching just isn't for me. I'm not sure I love the finishd product, but surprisingly my neck doesn't hurt as much anymore...
All Patterned Paper: Me and My Big Ideas, Stickers: K&Company, Stamps: Unknown
It's obviously a two page layout, still hard to show together. Here's a close up of each page: