I love how you mixed those patterns to go with the photos. Everything blends together so nicely.
Love the story behind the pictures and the design of the page!
Project - Beach Blanket Beatdown
by Jill Sprott
posted 07/02/13 at 03:16 PM
I created this layout using the July Papercrafting Kit from JBS Mercantile. I recently unearthed these photos of my mother as a teenager, and they make me giggle like an idiot, not just because the guy in the photo is not my father (isn't it weird to think of our parents dating?), but also because the second photo suggests what wasn't caught on film – someone got smacked. This is startling, considering how polite and ladylike my mother is known to be! I actually love knowing that this side of her existed.
I printed the journaling on vellum, which softens the busier pattern underneath. I also added vellum over circles punched from the balloon patterned paper in the kit.
The movie Beach Blanket Bingo came to mind when I saw this photo of my mom in her retro bikini, but after realizing what happened between the time the first photo and the second photos were taken, I couldn't resist playing with the title.
Thanks for looking!