This month I decided to tackle one of my seasonal summary pages, WINTER! As if we, most of us throughout the U.S. anyway, haven’t had enough winter fun this year already. Am I right!?!
I actually don’t mind winter and snow, but all of these extreme cold days with no school can be over already. I am ready for spring! But I thought I would let the white stuff outside my window inspire me to document last winter’s fun before I start looking onward to the bright bold colors of spring.
Supplies: Now & Then – Milo: “This Week” Shimmer Paper, “Friends” Accent Stickers, “Little Things” Decorative Brads, 6x6 Designer Paper Pad; Izzy: “Happenings” Frolic Paper, “Happenings” Celebrate Paper, “Boys” Smart Paper, “Dream Big” Decorative Buttons, “ Happenings” Enamel Dots, “Good Times” 3x4 Cards; Other: cardstock, alphabet stickers, Quickutz Alphabet Dies, metallic specialty paper, twine, and string
I kicked my creative process by drawing my sketch after choosing my pictures. My seasonal summary pages always pack a bunch of pictures. I went with a block of 2x3 photos, a few 3x4, and one 4x6 as my focal point.
I laid out my photos on white cardstock to see how I liked the flow of it all. Sometimes a sketch is good, but seeing the pictures in place sometimes causes things to change. The pictures were a lot busier causing me to change up my path.
As you can see, I switched up my sketch a little from my initial plan. I decided I liked my son’s half birthday picture tucked behind the strip of focal pictures instead of down at the bottom left. I also ordered a few extra pictures because I was undecided which one I wanted as the focal point of my page, and how many I wanted to tuck behind the horizontal strip of pictures.
To balance out the long horizontal photo strip of focal pictures, I decided to bring a little more weight to the left side of the page with two strips of pattern paper, a few brads/buttons to embellish and create an “attached” look.
To draw my eye across the page and down to the bottom corner, I embellished with the doily accent stickers. I thought they would be a nice “wintery” touch because they reminded me of snowflakes.
For the title, I played around with various patterns, but then ultimately landed with a silver metallic specialty paper inspired by the lovely metallic chevron paper that I used on the top half of my layout. That paper is so pretty isn’t it!? I still kept a touch of pattern with my “i” which also brought that same diagonal stripe from the left side to the right side of my page.
At the top, there was the perfect opportunity to play with some of the new 3x4 cards. I dressed a couple of them up a little. One as a label and the other as a tag, which happens to be one of my favorite things to do with 3x4 cards on my layouts. I cut several of those little tag toppers out with my Silhouette and keep them close by in a small container for easy use.
Thank you so much for stopping by on this fabulous Friday. I hope I have inspired you to get scrapbooking and take on a double page layout this weekend!