After couple of weeks break I am back with another walk through of a layout.
This was a great little story that popped into my head while I stared at the photo I printed a couple of months ago. Basically I was wondering why on earth I’d printed a picture that cut off the tops of my subjects heads but then an idea struck me.
Here is the photo.
The moment I looked at the picture for inspiration about colour scheme I picked up on the grey in their jumpers, the pink and the that gingham pattern on the chair behind them.
I found a piece of pink cardstock that I had already splattered with grey paint and then cast aside. This was perfect and the pink checked paper was also a perfect match. I just happened to place the paper at an angle on the card – something that usually makes me twitch! – but it seemed to work so I went with it. I like the fact that although the paper is at an angle there are still vertical and horizontal lines in the overall scheme.
I added the photo in a couple of spots to see which worked best.
I went with the second option. I also added a few grey paint splatters to the checked piece of paper.
I had these sweet little paper bags and thought they would be good here so I pulled them out.
A couple of options for decorating them up.
I liked the round mirror die cut paper brads best. Only later did I notice their similarity to the metal brads on the strap of the grey card my niece is holding.
I tucked the enveloped behind the photo.
Cut out a couple of pieces of white card for the journalling cards.
Added a strip of Basic Grey paper behind the photo as it looked a little plain. And the title in mirror Thickers – love those ones.
Here are the journal cards in the envelopes.
Then as a final accent I added a scalloped circle smaller pink circle and a star from the alphabet set to complete a little triangle of mirror accents.
And that was the page finished.
Weekly Layout is a series of blog posts that I am doing every week in 2012. I am walking through the process of putting the page together with a bit of background to why I picked the design and embellishments for the page. I hope to develop my style and push myself by taking on this challenge. You can see previous weeks here.