For once I started with the papers and designed the page with no idea of which photo to add. It felt a little weird because I don’t normally work that way, but it’s good to push yourself outside of your comfort zones sometimes.
In parts it was a little freeing, but when it came to adding a photo I found the frustration kicking in as I had to trim my photo much more than I wanted to in order to make it fit, but im sure you probably couldn’t tell that from looking.
Did you spy the journaling card which I chopped up and added? This is one of the free downloadable journaling cards which I made for this Thanksgiving Project. I cut out the bracket shape and used this as a stand alone embellishment in the bottom right quadrant then used the rest of the card for writing my journaling on the top right section. You can still download these journaling cards if you are wanting to get your hands on them. Here’s how
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The middle section was a bit of an experiment. It started life as a piece of stripy paper – i used a craft knife to cut in between the stripes, but left a couple of inches uncut which is the section on the left under the button. Leaving this section untouched made it easier to stick to the layout and also easier to create the waves in the thin pieces of paper. The little arrows are left overs which i cut at a 45 degree angle in order to make the pointy-bracket shape.
I also got to use up some old supplies – these chipboard starburst shapes have been in the stash for well over three years i think! I have absolutely no idea where they came from, who made them or how they managed to find their way into my chipboard drawer. heehee.
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