Love all the blue - it's my favorite color! The pp paper strips and all the circles really make the layout. :)
Video - Kristina's Picks 9.24.10 (ocean shore sunrise)
I have been wanting to scrapbook the photos that I took on this morning for a long time. I took so many on that walk down the beach. It was a memorable day for us. When the Seaside collection [twopeasinabucket.com] from October Afternoon arrived, it seemed it was the perfect opportunity to print one out and have a go at it.
I don't use vintage items or imagery in my layouts or projects and there is a lot of vintage imagery in this collection, so it did take me a little while to figure out how to use the great colors and patterns with my photo. My photo was more muted than I thought it would be, and so I didn't want to overwhelm it with a lot of patterns and colors. I wanted to stick with the blue tones and patterns to add to the feeling of the photo rather than detract from it.
I used the swiss cheese punch to take away a bit of the imagery on one of the papers, because I liked the colors. By punching the holes in it, it took away the bulk of the pattern, and actually gave it a new feeling altogether. I like this punch a lot, and like how it can be used to give the feeling of bubbles. When I finished with the punch, there were little paper dots everywhere and some got pushed on to the layout…. and I liked how they look scattered there, the positive piece from the punched negative, that I glued them randomly to the layout where they had fallen.
I really like the banner paper in this collection. But it just didn't seem right for the layout, and the feeling I was going for. I played with it for some time, and tried to make a horizon with it and use a yellow bump as the sun and it just didn't work out. so I ended up cutting it all up and using the blues as part of the borders and strips. I like the large section of blues together, with the darker blue down at the bottom to create a gradient like the feeling of real water.
I did end up putting a yellow bump on the layout… I put a strip of the lighter yellow patterned paper at the top, just adding a little color to the otherwise monochromatic layout. And then I added the yellow bump from the banner to represent the sun. I even cut out some scrap papers into rays that I was going to put down, but ended up leaving it more abstract up there at the top.
Just a few stickers and blank labels to round out the layout, not a lot of embellishments. It didn't feel like it needed anything more.
I used the stand by Doodlebug alphabet stickers and then the 2 stickers that came with the Seaside collection. They all worked out really well together.