Weekly layout – week twenty nine

Welcome to week twenty nine.

This week, in keeping with my efforts to get those stories I want to tell told, I have chosen a photograph of my Gav and my niece playing Jenga. The picture doesn’t relate to the story particularly – it was taken on the same day and does involve the two of them but that’s all. The story is about how Gav was teaching my niece a line from the Godfather and how it was funny because she couldn’t remember to mess the line up!

Anyway here’s the picture.

I found a piece of Basic Grey paper and pulled other supplies to match.

I messed about with the long strips and orientation of the larger piece untill I liked the look.

Using my lovely new stamps I made a journal box.

And found some older rub on letters that I thought I’d use for the title. I was going to journal in the white box but then decided to use it for the title.

Tried the block in a couple of places to see which looked better.

Went for the top position. Added the rub ons and adhered the papers and label.

The the embellishments. I used a white piece of card to balance the white of the title block and then cut a strip of the stamped image and a few stars. I cut the three ticket’s from a Do Crafts patterned paper. Liked the film reference.

I wrote the journalling and thought the page didn’t look balanced so I added a teeny group of papers at the top left.

Then I went round the paper with a brown dashed line and added the date and two initial stickers for their names.

Happy with the look and that I told another of those stories on my list. Yay.

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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.