Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Hilde Aaslund - June DT Reveal

Good morning , Hilde here to ask how you are doing this Tuesday morning?
Today I’m going to talk about one of many sources for inspiration: titles. Often the title is thought of late in the creative process, but the title can be the perfect starting point for telling the real stories. Let me give you some examples:
Mother and Sons

I was sent these chipboard words: Mother And Sons. Actually I have never scrapped about that theme and it was about time to do it. I browsed through my photos to find a photo of myself and the kids, and found a not so perfect one taken in London, UK, this Easter. But it was perfect for my theme. The journaling tells how fun it is to have kids old enough to enjoy exploring city life, too. If I hadn’t had this title in mind when I designed the page, the layout would probably have had the title Tourists and the journaling would probably be about our stay in London. Quite boring and obvious.
Chipboard title inked in black
Memory Maze Product used: Mother And SonsNumber 3
Other products: papers (Basic Grey), flair ( ScrapButtons), bling (Prima), pen (ZIG), ink (Ranger) 
Sweet Dreams

When I see the title Sweet dreams I think of cute, innocent babies. I don’t have that anymore. I have one snoring, farting teenager and one snoring, farting teenager wannabe. But I have cats. And cats have a completely different view than me on the concept of Comfy Sleeping. So the title Sweet Dreams give this layout the perfect touch of irony, showing my youngest cat using a measuring tape as a pillow…

Chipboard title inked in dark Brown
 Memory Product used:
Sweet Dreams
Other products: Papers & cut outs (Lemon Owl), flair (Cre8tive Cre8tions), twine (The Twinery), pen (ZIG), ink (Ranger) 
The title is the starting point for this layout. The journaling describes what teenagers are like, and the  photos are just illustrations to emphasize the theme.  I think this layout sums up my teenage son’s year better than if I made one layout showing him and his buddy on the trampoline and one with him gaming, with matching titles…
Chipboard title inked in green. Brown pen in the middle
Memory Maze Product used:
Other products: papers (Basic Gey – background, Studio Calico – others), cut outs (Crate Paper), flair (The Paper Bakery), Acrylic Button (Epiphany Crafts), fibre (AC), pen (ZIG), ink (Ranger) 

Thank you for stopping by – I howpe you got some ideas on how you can let titles be a starting point for telling the real stories.


  1. well you really caught those themes so perfectly ♥ Amazing pages ♥ especially the last one

  2. Great use of titles love the sweet dreams one

  3. Love the whole teenage thing as my boys went through that...they are now 25 &27 and still growing up! Beautiful work.

  4. Good use of the words.Very attractive pages.

  5. beautiful projects, Hilde!

  6. I love them all Hilde, especially your cat one