Hi there! Typically I like to use LOTS of different colors when I create my scrapbook pages…. mainly because I love all the colors and can’t help myself! Haha! But, after seeing this (mostly) monochromatic layout by design team member, JessyJessy, I am totally inspired to step outside of the box! I LOVE so much how she pulled all of the blues and created her page with such a strong color focus. And then the little pops of gold and black really stand out as well. Thanks for the inspiration Jessy!Hello again! Today I would like to share with you a layout I created using shades of blue with a hint of brown that I scouted around in Maggie Holmes’ collections – Chasing Dreams + Gather. I love the fact that all her collections can work with each other! With the family theme in mind, the shades of blue sure created a warm and cozy feeling to my layout. Well, I have to admit that blue couch in the photo truly inspired me in picking out all the blue shades! Haha
To begin, I picked out as many blue based patterned papers as possible. Once that was done, I tried to match them side by side to see what worked and what didn’t. Then I moved on by cutting and adhering them together. I also added the gold glittered acetate to jazz it up a little. Next, I decided to ‘tone down’ the polkadot paper by applying gesso, with the intention to allow the photo and all the little elements to pop out. Once the gesso dried, I adhered the family photo and also some stickers. The journaling is based on the stickers that I adhered in the middle section of the layout. So yeah, they were carefully selected so they could be linked to the journaling, which is a story of how we built our little family, with God in the center of our relationship. We are truly blessed!
The title “gather” is perfect to represent us in the photo. I just love that!