Welcome to week four. I’m still here keeping on scrapbooking and getting it all down how I got to the final page.
This week I didn’t use an old page as a jumping off point but I’m sure I’ll get back to that process. Instead I drew on inspiration from a new to me blog. I found it through the The Green Frog Studio blog.
I was inspired by Marcy’s unique pages, her use of white and limited other colours. I had pulled out a couple of old photos and they were very pale as they were all snowy and I was drawn to use Marcy’s style to scrap them.
Anyway I wanted to keep muted colours on this lo so as not to distract from the pictures. As I say these are quite old pictures taken about 14 years ago and are 7 x 5. Initially I was going to crop them but decided against it. I think because of the white background larger photos still works and the final page doesn’t look too crowded.
I don’t know why I do not use white more often. Maybe because I can’t resist buying the pretty coloured cardstock and then I make myself use it. I love the white and every single lo I’ve done using a white background I adore. Hmm……
I used a Crafters Workshop stencil from Julie Balzer (love her!) on a tag with antique linen Distress ink.
I moved the elements around on the page for ages before I went for this placement. And I like it not just because the three groupings act as the old triangle and direct your eye to the pictures.
That ‘G’ stamp was a happy purchase from Papersource when we were in the US in 2008. I may have only used it a couple of times but it makes me soooo happy.
I used a Hero Arts woodgrain stamp and stamped it onto kraft cardstock with black ink. I punched a scalloped circle and another circle punch to make a hole in the larger one. You can see the Crafters Workshop stencil better in this shot too. I think it might be a new fav.
I added a metal tag from the ideaology Tim Holtz line and a 7 Gypsies brad.
And there we have it page number four and I have to admit I love love it.