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National Scrapbooking Day Blog Hop
Super excited to be part of the NSD Blog Hop. I struggled at first when I found out the theme for the blog hop was my favourite technique – I wasn’t sure I had one. I looked back through my last few pages and concluded that my favourite technique was clustering.
First step was to choose a photo and gather some supplies. I bought some London themed paper a while ago to scrap photos from The Shard. I took that as my starting point and put together a page kit with papers from the Discover England collection from Paper House and Shimelle’s True Stories collection and London themed puffy stickers and button badges.
I picked one photo for a 12 X 12 page and others for a pocket page. As I worked on the 12 X 12 I also worked on a 4 X 6 card for the pocket page to create two similar clusters on each. The 4 X 6 card was cut from the 4 inch strip cut from the 12 X 12 background sheet. I needed something to ground the clusters and True Stories has a great coffee cup paper to fussy cut.
I picked three blue cups to make three clusters to make a visual triangle over the two pages. I started with the largest cluster on the 12 X 12 page next to the photo. And built a second matching cluster on the 4 X 6 card.
I used a large button badge in the main cluster, while the smaller cluster has a smaller button badge and stickers with the three London landmarks from the large button badge. The large cluster connects the photo and title and having a similar smaller cluster next to the journalling helps to bring the two pages together.
The third cluster was based on the lid of a coffee cup and included the butterfly, London landmark and heart stickers.
This double page spread left me with the reverse of a pocket page to fill. So while I was on a roll I picked up the photos from the rest of the day and worked with the photo paper on the back of my 4 X 6 and another cut apart card with a ‘Mind the Gap’ logo.