It's Jennifer Larson again, sharing the page I made about what I love about summer. Monday I shared some ideas of how to generate your journaling for such a page, and Tuesday I shared some ideas of how to select photos for this page. Today I'd like to share the page I made:
Now let me share how I went about making this page:
1. The first design decision I made was to cut the journaling into strips, something I love to do. (My friends call me a stripper.) I had thought to put the journaling on the left and the title on the right, but it made more sense to put the title on the left, since the journaling was in response to it.
2. Next, I decided to split the page between two pieces of patterned paper, the busier pattern in the top third and the one-tone paper in the bottom third.
3. I went through my scraps to find coodinating strips to divide the two--more stripping to be done, apparently!
4. Since the design was so linear already, I tucked the photos at an angle to break up the lines a bit.
5. I selected the kraft mini letters and cut the title out of kraft paper with my Cameo (Wisdom Script, if you're interested) because the darker color contrasted well with the bright colors of the page.
6. I stitch down journaling strips and small letter stickers anyway because they tend to migrate, but I added more stitching on the strips for visual interest. I intended the stitches to be straight, but it ended up crooked somehow, so I'm saying that I did that on purpose for whimsy.
7. I wasn't going to add embellishments, but I loved the button. I tend to put embellishment clusters by the title, the journaling, or the focal photo; there was no focal photo, and the button and stickers looked better next to the title.
Thank you for sticking around with me these few days as I've shared with you how I build a page! Come back this week for even more scrapbooking inspiration from the team.