As I’ve previously mentioned, I wasn’t entirely convinced by the class examples included with my box of goodies from Crop in the Country … but with some creative thinking and encouragement from The Best Friend, I produced several layouts I’m happy with. I focused my efforts on updating early pages from The Boy Child’s albums.
The example layout called for flowery patterned paper but, because my chosen photos were vibrant, I flipped the paper and used the spotty side. I really liked the grid design and wondered if the designer had also been inspired by one I saw on Instagram and have used a fair bit.
I’m not one for using paint on a layout. In fact, I would go so far as to say it’s only ever something I do at a scrapbooking retreat. My finished spread looks very little like the example – that was so fussy, with paint and ink everywhere. I love this photo of The Boy Child walking home from an outing to the park with Max, totally engrossed in a couple of long twigs.
I didn’t like the patterned paper and was happy to have the opportunity to cut it up. 🙂 I added the paint smears simply because I don’t have the blue and brown spray inks used in the example spread. The example also included random circles and butterflies cut from black cardstock, which I thought were totally out-of-place. Looking at my layout now, I’m wondering if I should have placed a hexagon behind the embellishment cluster.
What have you been creating?