Weekly layout – week eight

Welcome to week seven.

These photos have been waiting for ever to be scrapped. So I grasped the metal and did it.

I had cropped them to this size a while ago when I intended to scrap them before so this was the size I was working with. I laid them out in various positions on a 12 x 12 sheet.

I was getting quite frustrated at this point as the pictures were just too big to fit on a single page and leave room for some journaling and a title. Part of me wanted to put them away again and leave this LO or even re-size the photos to make them smaller or larger and do a two page lo instead. But I had a flip through Donna Downey’s book, A Photos First Approach to Scrapbooking and decided to keep going and use the pictures as they were laid ou

But I changed that blue cardstock to white.

It seemed to me that there was quite a bit of black in the pictures so it needed a lighter feeling. Plus the story behind the pictures is fun and the white was a better choice for that.

Then I tried a couple of sheets of patterned paper.

Although the red stars was fitting to the USA theme I preferred the Echo Park Dots and Stripes pale blue sheet.

I placed my title on the page next, an old sheet of Basic Grey stickers. I still had not solved the journaling space problem at this point but I just kept working through.

More colour was needed so I pulled out some other papers. I went for orange to balance that bright sunset in one of the photos.

In the end I went with more Dots and Stripes form Echo Park. I also altered the title to read ‘….. self timed’ rather than ‘……self timer.’

Layered circle punches and stamped initials made up the little embellishments and that splash of orange was balanced out with a circle at the top of the page. I a compromise I added the journaling to a tag and tucked it behind the bottom right photo.

The result looks great and I’m pleased to have told this funny little story and used those great shots of us and all those wonderful sights. I love the colour combination too. White, blue and orange. It works.