I have really been thinking about my scrapbooking style and getting those pictures on pages and in my albums. If you've been following me you know that I'm WAY behind (in scrapbook land it's 2006). I'm OK with that but I do want to start making a dent in getting those memories in our albums. Soon I'm going to be starting a current Project Life album and I can't wait! I'll post more about that soon. In the meantime, these older photos need to be scrapped and put in their albums. If you remember one of my New Year's goals was to use up supplies I had before buying more. I will admit that I have purchased a few supplies here and there. I just can't help myself! I've also started a subscription to the Studio Calico monthly Project Life kit. I will be using this for the above mentioned current album to be started soon. I tend to keep supplies around for the 'perfect' page. I don't want to use up the good stuff on photos that aren't so great. I've decided to change that attitude. Even if the photos aren't stellar if I printed them to go in the album they are worthy of great paper. That's where today's layout comes in.
I've been watching a lot of The Adventures of Glitter Girl recently and love the way she uses layers and patterned papers. I challenged myself on this layout to do some layering and use patterned paper as my background. I think I succeeded! I knew I wanted the black grid paper to anchor my photos but was having a hard time with the photo placement. That's when I turned to my Pinterest Sketches Board. I found this sketch that had the photo sizes I was working with and changed it a bit. I love using sketches to give you that little bit of a jump start.
Now that I had my photos placed I needed to add some of those layers. Using scraps of patterned paper from another layout I made with the Oliver collection was perfect! I used up paper and made a great layout. I inked all the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink to make them all work together. Using a paper collection makes this so easy.
- cardstock- The Paper Studio
- patterned paper- Basic Grey (Oliver Collection)
- stamps- My Mind's Eye, Heidi Swapp
- ink- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Black Soot)
- alpha stickers- Basic Grey (Oliver Collection), Lily Bee Design
- tools- Perfect Layers, American Crafts (Project Life pen- 05 Black)
- misc- pop dots, sequins, Ranger (Glossy Accents)