Friday, June 21, 2013

Princess Merida

This layout came about as a result of the June 2013 Inspiration Challenge on Disney Scrappers. Originally I took the shield, round, wooden, metal and royal feel of the picture and it made me think of our pictures with Princess Merida from last spring.  I had grandiose ideas of making some wooden wheels with metal brads and such, but the kitten posted on previous entries kind of put the kibosh on that.
I have realized that I am going to need to stick with simpler is better for the time being if I am to get anything done.  So here it is.  Nothing special or fancy about it, but I love the pictures and am please with the layout.
 This layout follows a sketch by Susan Stringfellow for Basic Grey.  I got it off their blog. 

 I used MME Collectible paper and embellishments for this layout.  Because of the archery theme in Merida's photo spot and the archery range they had set up, I thought all the arrows and chevrons were perfect.

I hand cut the round elements from one of the paper pieces for this layout and yes, arranged them in a Hidden Mickey.  If you look in the bottom right corner, this is the photo that made me think of these photos for the inspiration challenge.  
The little metal accents are from 7 Gypsies

 The chevron arrows below are actually some October Afternoon paper.  I inked them slightly to make them look like the plaid worn by Merida and draped over the cart in the photo below.

If you would like to see the photo spot (which is no longer there) in more detail, I made a detailed blog post about it on my Disneyland Diva blog here.


blupixy said...

Love this! Love the hidden Mickey too.

Susan Stringfellow said...

wow that paper could not be more perfect for this collection! I just love your photos too. Oh LOL! arrows. I see why you chose this sketch - clever!

Lisa said...

Awesome layout! I love Susan's sketches. Love your paper selection!

Laurie Zeller said...

How fun is this?? The papers are perfection. Your interpretation of Susan's sketch is wonderful. And what a fun photo spot. Really too bad it's not there anymore!