Saturday, August 24, 2013
Thinking Deep and Beautiful Thoughts (SiP, SA & B71B)
We all change and grow as time passes. I think that even my scrapbooking style has changed recently! It used to be difficult for me to combine challenges. However, I now seem to do it frequently. The layout you see above, which is called "Conservatory," fits three challenges--Scrapbooker's Paradise, Scrap Africa, and Berry 71 Bleu.
For the page design I used the above sketch from the Scrapbooker's Paradise Blog.
As far as the color scheme goes, I used the combination of blue, green, & white (inspiration image shown above) from Scrap Africa challenge #20. It was also a requirement at Scrap Africa to use at least two photos. Did you spot my two? I used a cropped 4x6" photo of my son at the Conservatory, and I layered it on top of an uncropped 5x7" shot of some flowers at the Conservatory. Layering photos in this manner is a fun alternative to placing them side by side.
Last but not least, I was inspired again by the August Berry 71 Bleu challenge, which is to create page texture using textiles. As the close-up shots below demonstrate, I used handmade felt pinwheels, tattered burlap, and a web-like ribbon on my page.
Hope you've enjoyed this texture-filled layout. It was fun to make such a summery page. We are now on the cusp of autumn here in Minnesota, and I'll miss summer!