Weekly layout – week thirty

Welcome to week thirty.

Here’s another layout of a story that had been waiting to be told for a few years now. The problem was that it’s one of those stories that is important to me. So the pressure to get the layout just right mounts and I ended up not getting it told at all. It is a flaw in my scrapbooking that I am fully aware of and sometimes I manage to just get on with a layout and other times I procrastinate. I hate to admit procrastination usually wins.

But at last I thought about the story and how I wanted to tell it and got it down on paper. Here is the photo.

Originally when I thought about this story I was going to use four pictures of the ‘something’s’ but when I looked at the photos I took of the four items I just wasn’t happy with them and that’s when I hit on the idea of finding a photograph of me wearing the four items. Luckily, I had a shot of me flashing my garter! Which also includes the other somethings too.

Once I went for this picture and had it open on the computer I wondered what it would look like with the words around the shot. I tried it out and loved the result so I printed it out.Being a sort of wedding layout I wanted pretty floral papers and picked a couple of those. 

When I saw the photo on that pattern I thought about cutting swirls out of the paper to overlap the photo.

A simple but effective embellishment to the layout.

The I decided to pull the black from my dress and mount the photograph onto black cardstock to help balance the stark black within the photograph with the rest of the layout. 

Because the background is so busy I didn’t add anything else apart from the title which I selected from wonderful American Crafts thickers in silver – again just a splash of contrast to the overall look – and my journalling.

I’m really happy with how it turned out. Simple but I think it fits the subject perfectly and I loved the type treatment on the photograph. (And amazed I managed to get it to run down the page!)

And there we have week thirty.

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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.