Weekly layout – week thirty six

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.

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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.