Monday, July 15, 2013

Tales of a Craft Class Junkie: Hello Story

Last week, the Hello Story class began at Big Picture. I have never taken a class with Ali Edwards before but I have always heard wonderful things. She definitely goes above and beyond with content and videos. I spent an evening watching them all and taking her suggestions in.

I enjoy classes which allow me to really put my own spin on things. This class was no exception. I have been wanting to document how my son spent his first half on life in one country and the second half( so far) in another. Part of my issue centered around finding a way to use the colors of both flags on the same layout without it looking garrish. After seeing the prompt for the first week of Hello Story, I decided to create an infographic style layout.

1/2 American and 1/2 Bahamian by Christy Strickler Supplies| Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup, My Mind's Eye, Webster's Pages, Studio Calico, Bobunny; Letters: Kelly Purkey, American Crafts; Brad: Making Memories; Bingo Card, Bows: Jenni Bowlin; Die Cuts: Kelly Purkey; Tape: My Mind's Eye; Wood Venneer; Artchix Studio; Pens: Sakura, Pilot, Ranger; Other: stickers, flags, sequins, jewels, label maker, kraft cardstock

I used flags to create a timeline. I also added some pie charts to depict how many homes my son has moved to in each country. 

I am looking forward to more lessons from the Hello Story class. Hopefully I can keep up with the class by incorporating some of the layouts into my creative team efforts. Meanwhile, Technique Toolbox starts today. Perhaps I will see some of you in class and around the gallery.

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  1. Great design Christy! You did a great job incorporating the two flags, and I love the different embellishments you used!