Technique Talk

Technique Talk

Hello! This is my first post of 2015 and I am so excited to start another year of memory keeping!

It’s no secret that I love revisiting baby photos and scrapbooking them. Some of them I’ve scrapbooked before, but that’s okay. I like spending time with these cute pictures!

I found a sweet picture of my son when he was a baby. I scrapped the entire page using the black and white image before deciding that I like the colour version better. That’s the beauty of digital though – it was super easy to swap out and re-save the completed layout.

Color:

Forever My Baby

Black and white:

I started making the page with a neutral background to let the design take centre stage. I love how the paper included some paint along the edges for interest.

I added my journaling and title using the Claire Hand font. By blending the font, it allows the texture of the paper to show though. (See the tutorial on Fonts Don’t Float for more on this technique.) I also added staples to hold down the ribbon strip.

I placed a paper strip, some paint dots and a paper element to the bottom edge of the page to ground the design. I added some red washi tape to add more red to the bottom part of the page which links it to the top part of the design.

I tried to use the placement of the red elements to help to establish the flow of the page:

For this page, I worked with Blagovesta’s beautiful Captured kit which was included in the Digi Files #69 and is now available at her store.

Captured kit by Blagovesta

I’m so happy with how the page came out and that I was able to scrap this little memory for my son.