I have 2 projects to share today that I created for the Simple Scrapper Design Team. Jennifer has upped her game this year and created a member's only magazine, Spark, with dozens of pages of inspiration. I encourage you to check it out! It's awesome.
Anyway, back to the projects. The first is a layout featuring my favorite wedding photo. Actually, my favorite photo. Ever. I really didn't want to take anything away from the photo so I kept things simple. I used a neutral color palette with a few pops of watercolor flowers from this Studio Calico 'Printshop' paper.
I used part of the Project Life 'Midnight' kit next to the photo. Instead of making a title, I circled words with a gold gel pen (might sell out soon!). Like I said, the picture is the main event so I wanted everything else to be simple.
I went a little crazy with the wood veneer details, but I really like it. I think that the sprinkled wood shapes grounds the layout a bit. I also used a thick black border to keep your eyes focused on the middle of the page (aka, the photo).
Here is my second layout. I decided to scale one of the templates down to 6x8" and create a title page for a mini book I'm planning to make. The Story theme over at Simple Scrapper this month is 'Lists' so I enlisted Billy's help in creating an Austin bucket list. We're starting this in 2014, but we really don't have a time limit. It's quite the list, plus there are many other adventures we're going to stumble upon as we get out there and do things. I just wanted to create a list to keep us excited about exploring this new city of ours.
I don't know about you, but I have dozens of Thicker sheets with a lot of letters, but not enough to create full words or titles. Austin is a funky town, so I decided to make a funky title by mixing a bunch of Thickers together. It was so much fun. I stuck the letters to the edge of a clear ruler before committing and putting them down on the paper.
I added a small border around the list to make it feel more complete. The bucket list items were typed out and printed on vellum. I stuck them down in a semi-random list to fill about two thirds of the page. The title takes up the other one third. And then I finished it off with a piece of Dear Lizzy flair. It's perfect for this!
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