Saturday, November 22, 2014

Pages that are for the birds

The pages I did for Simple Scrapper next month interestingly both involve birds. Here they are:

This first page I did used a sketch from December and a Story Starter from August. I loved using so many Project Life cards on the page. (The grey card, by the way, is the one I cut from the photo real tree paper I blogged about last week.) Here's some details:


Again, I used a doily on a page! Whoa. I liked how the bright aqua popped on the yellow background.

I made this page cropping with a friend at Paper Made, a new scrapbook store in Apple Valley attached to the October Afternoon warehouse. It had a great scrapping space, and I loved their product selection, which was a lot of OA plus other stuff. That's important because of the shot above: making this page I remembered I had wood veneer feathers that I could (finally!) use on this page. But they were at home. So I went to the store and found a piece of OA paper from their Girl Talk line I remembered had feathers, cut out the feathers, and adhered them in a little tied bouquet. I like it!

Here's the next page involving birds, or a bird, actually:

For this page I used a story starter from December, the theme of which is Magic, and a sketch from June.

I had the interesting phenomenon of wanting to tell a story about which I didn't have photos, so this page is very journaling-heavy to make up for the lack of photo. I got the idea of selecting a landscape photo that looked a lot like the exact scenery I had been looking at when the bird flew in, so I searched through my photos at the time until I found one that looked similar. I printed it 8.5x11 and planned on using it on its own page.

I added the paper to the journaling-page, then the title, then stepped back. It looked unfinished. I wanted to represent the bird somehow, so I stitched the swoop, which I hand drew before punching holes and sewing. I knew I had to add something to the swoop and played around with different jewels before deciding on the stars and white jewels. And check it out: I finally used the wood veneer feather!

Thank you for checking out my pages and reading a little about my design process! I'm in the last week of the term, so I have a lot of grading, but I should be able to get back into the scrapping groove with the start of the new term!

1 comment:

alisonm said...

Seriously, where do you find the very cool stuff on your LO's?? Damn girl!