It has been snowing and sleeting here in Minnesota, so I decided it was a great day to scrap a page about our summer visit to the lake.
I used mostly Simple Stories Sunshine & Happiness papers and embellishments.
Designer Tip #1: To keep the background from overpowering the photo, I used papers with the same subtle design.
Designer Tip #2: I wanted a large element that matched the papers in the upper corner, to break up the vertical strips and draw attention to the photo. It worked well to fussy the sun & cloud from the pattern papers.
Designer Tip #3: To make the photo POP, I used contrasting colors - orange & teal blue
Designer Tip #4: To add a little pizzazz, I added the horizontal border-punched strips in white. They bring interest and a playfulness to the layout.
This page is based on a layout sketch by Susan Stringfellow found on Rochelle Spears' blog.
This layout is entered in:
- Rochelle Spears' October Rewind Sketch Challenge
- The "One Word Title" October Challenge at GrandDiva's Creative Corner
- The "Anything Goes" Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp
Thanks for stopping by and stay warm,