Friday, June 13, 2014
11 Months - Page Maps Sketch
I ultimately decided on using Stationary Noted by Teresa Collins. I used this for another month photo when I was having the same problem with finding the right colors. Most lighter blues are more on the green side of the spectrum rather than a true light blue. This is one of the only collections that I have with a true light blue (and oddly enough, I hardly used any of it) but it also has a lot of red. The red looks great, even with the navy cardstock, but it clashed badly with the tan in the sticker, so I nixed that idea pretty quickly. I used a WRMK punch to cut out out the strip on the side of the photo and I love how it turned out. To get it to match up perfectly on the end without having to do any trimming, I discovered that if you match the cardstock up to the edge of the punch housing (not the outside where the diagram is) it gives you that perfect finished element. I did snip off a bit on one end because the design is a bit taller than 8 inches, though. I also included a piece of Stampin' Up vellum behind the photo mat for an added bit of interest and to separate the right side of the photo from the grey damask type print that is on the background. I initially inked all of the pieces to help with the separation but it wasn't enough. I had totally forgotten about the vellum until I stopped on the layout for the night and noticed it as I was cleaning up a bit. I wish I had seen it before inking because I would have used this instead of inking.
Since I had only two main embellishment clusters that went on the diagonal across the photo, I put photo corners on the opposite corners of the layout for another element of interest.
I still think the title sticker sticks out more than I would like, but the colors were so hard to match that I feel this was the absolute best option in my stash. I usually struggle with such soft colors when working on anything but very new baby layouts, so I am happy to have gotten a chance to use more of this collection when my son was a bit older.
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