Hi! It's Celeste bringing you another mini-album!
Ah the mini album! After a long hard winter, I thought I’d make a mini that celebrated spring in all its glory! I am not the world's best photographer so I went on a search for Creative Commons images to use in my mini-album.
Then I gathered some supplies. I started with these templates from Valorie Wibbens. They are 8.5x11, but that quickly translates to 4.25x5.5 when resized. I figured for the following pages, I’d use a similar pack from Val to get a cohesive look.
For supplies, I decided to pick a really large collection that had a spring vibe. When I scrap I like lots of choices, but I don’t like to have to go digging through my stash to find things, by choosing a collection I knew I’d get lots of choices without the work!
I chose the Memory Pockets Monthly over at the Lilypad. I love the spring color palette and knew I'd get a great choice of elements and papers.
Then I selected a whole bunch of the add-ons to the main kit. Lots of choices! Here are just a few of the kits I used. Aren't they lovely?
My cover page came together easily. I used a large print as the base for my title. The small simple photo stood up well to the busy print. A little washi tape and a button and the page was complete.
I love the paper shapes on this next page that let me mix up patterns. The journaling on the photo is fun. The thread is carried from one page to the next as a design element. It adds a lot of continuity and cohesiveness to the album. Repetition is a great design tool when creating a mini album to bring the pages together.
I love the wonky shapes on these templates. This next page really let me play with pattern! I also used my new favorite technique - using styles! For the title here, I took some word art from the kit and applied Mommyish's Essential Styles chipboard style to it. I love how it gives a little dimension to the page.
For my last page, I really wanted to use the tree with the buds on it for my photo. I kept the elements simple here so the large sketched tree would be a central design element.
Signs of Spring Mini-Album 4.25 x 5.5 | materials: kits(Memory Pockets Monthly by the Lilypad, Metamorphosis by Amber LaBau, Hello Pretty & Topography no. 28 by Valorie Wibbens, Growth papers & alphabet by Allison Pennington, Arboretum: Grow by Sara Gleason) + fonts (Manhattan Darling, Underwood Champion)
Enjoy the spring!