Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Another WIP Layout

Today I'd like to share another layout I made using the November Work in Progress kit. I think Trish had autumn in mind when she put this kit together, but to me, it's so much more versatile than that. The Making Memories Paper Reverie seemed perfect for this heritage photo of my great uncle, who I never got to meet because he was killed in World War II. My Gram always talks about him with fondness, and my mom was named after him. It makes me sad that even my mom never got to meet him. (If you click on my page, you can read my journaling better.)

I love the design on that ledger paper. The black doily designs were printed on the opposite side of the paper, but since I scrap 8 x 8, I couldn't get both the bordered design and the larger doilies on my page, so I cut one out and tucked it behind the photo and journaling block. The orange sparkly border was cut oof of the edge of one of the die-cut papers that came in the kit.

I thought the title needed a little something extra, so I cut a swirly design from of that same sparkly die-cut paper and added it to the title. The ledger letters are from the Making Memories Paper Reverie collection and come in the kit.

Once I had adhered everything, I felt lik the page was top-heavy and I had left too much space at the bottom. That's when I decided to add the punched border at the bottom. I love "happy accidents" like that. Had I adhered everything lower on the page, I would never have added that border, and I think it adds so much. At the last minute, I added the pearls.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and looking at my work! I'll share some more WIP layouts later in the week.


Alia said...

What a special page!! lovely!!

Murphy's Law said...

beautiful page. i love the colors. and happy accidents rock!

Tracee said...

Great page I'm looking I'm looking lol
Tracee x

Monica and the team said...

love the orange pearl accents. Didnt know you scrapped 8x8 . Learn something new everyday!

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