Right Now

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Morning! Happy "fall back" day to all of my USA friends. It's lovely to have this extra hour to knock off some items on the old to do list. Usually, I relish the extra hour of sleep. But I feel that the older I get, the harder it is for me to sleep in. It's cool, I like feeling productive anyway.

On to the layout sharing! 

I had so much fun with the Wildflower collection! I wanted to figure out a way to get as many of these awesome patterns as possible, together on one layout. So I took a page out of the Art + Science playbook and used a photo collage. The photo was for a blog post I did during the summer, about what I was planning to take with me to Chicago. I thought the colors in my clothes would work perfectly with the colors in the collection. 

I already had the collage put together, so I simply added a few Studio Calico brushes over top. And then I had my theme, me right now.
I printed my journaling on a gray shipping tag and slipped it behind my photo.

Recently: A two week back to back work trip. First to the UK (London, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Newcastle, London) then to Lafayette, LA
Currently: Planning for a trip to Nashville in a few weeks. Worrying about who’s going to watch Mac

Recently: New Girl, Mindy Project, BBC Classics’ Emma, Nashville
Currently: Project Runway All-Stars, The Walking Dead, Hostages, Harry Potter

Recently: English tea (milk, one sugar), Neon Pink, Netflix
Currently: Gold, iPad, Green & Navy top, RadLab

Recently: For a big huge break from work
Currently: A new job! A new scrapbooking design team or community to join

Recently: The Signature of Things by Elizabeth Gilbert, A Fault in Their Stars by John Green
Currently: Naked by David Sedaris, The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

Much like the page I did about Urijah's Four Birthday Parties, I cut the paper down into strips the same size as my photos. Added some of the collection stickers at each corner and punched out a few flowers from scraps, using a Martha Stewart punch.

It's in these details shots that you can see the awesome texture the paper has! I mentioned it in my other post.

The final touch was a vellum banner strip and gold thickers. I think gold is the perfect neutral for this collection!
This was never a photo I planned to scrap, never a story I thought to tell. And I'm so glad that I had this collection to play with, otherwise I wouldn't have done.

I'm conscience now that I didn't actually date the page. That would have been a good idea, huh?

Wrapping up now, but don't forget to comment with your favorite flower (wild or otherwise) and a way to get a hold of you, for a chance to win the collection!

cheers & besos,

1 comment:

  1. I uber love this page Jamie! missing our chats from the YS'er days... but never stopped secretly stalking you! This one was instantly added to my inspiration book... to join all your others that are there ;)