And I think blue is the right place to start with the inspiration for this page – posted just in time for it still to be Technique Tuesday.
My pages are very often an amalgamation of lots of bits of inspiration gleaned from visiting all those lovely scraptastic blogs out there. This one started with the latest challenge at Scrap our Stash (something old, something new, something fussy cut and something blue) tucked away in my subconscious mind. In fact I’d tucked it away so well it took me a while to remember which blog I’d read it on! I’ve also been liking Sian’s use of two big blocks of pp, like this one.
So lets find a nice woodgrain; the Heyday collection has a parquet pattern – we used to have a parquet floor in the dining room when I was growing up. I have some photos of Li’l Bro (aka The Uncle)’s first birthday party taken in that dining room. And there’s a blue balloon paper in that collection and I could fussy cut the balloons. But my design only needs one photo and I have seven from his party – what am I going to do with all the others? Ooooo, what about a vellum envelope? – Miss Smith made some lovely pages recently with envelopes, albeit she used hers to hold extra journalling.
And so a page is born:
Please don’t ask how I made the envelope. I’m not sure I could explain. I just took a scrap of vellum and folded it round the stack of photos and cut it until I had my envelope shape.
So I have my old (just about everything on the page), there’s plenty of blue and I have fussy cutting. The new is the paper clip – I thought it would be cute to have him holding onto the brad balloons. I only had two blue ones and Puddle Duck selected orange as the colour for the third – just the pop of colour required for me to link up with the NSD challenge 3 at the Counterfeit Kit Club.
There’s a number there too, so I can link up to the Studio Challenge’s number challenge. I toyed with adding twine to my fussy cut balloons but decided on adding journalling as the balloon stings instead. So I think this more than qualifies for my belated Technique Tuesday post, don’t you?
Techniques used – fussy cutting, making an envelope for extra photos, stamping on wood and making a design feature out of the journalling. It sounds too much written down like that. What do you think?
P.S. I have been dying to use that title for a post ever since I named my blog.