(This post is part of my Focus Your Craft & Soul Blog Event – see the list of all the posts HERE!)
I’m good at taking pictures of people and places, but I need to remember more often to zoom in close to the detail too! I really want to capture these things to look back on in years to come.
For this layout I’ve focused on my daughter’s hands doing up her shirt buttons, something she still struggles with but is so proud of herself on the days she manages it:
I really like the ‘don’t be pushed by your problems, be lead by your dreams’ Ralph Waldo Emmerson quote from a piece of Webster’s Pages Dream In Color paper. It’s such a positive suggestion to turn your worries around and work towards goals instead!
When I started this page I’d originally planned to put the photos on a grid paper background with a coral-pink cardstock border:
But I decided it looking boring! I think I was drawn to the grid paper because it’s such an everyday photo with not much colour in it. But who says everyday photos should be on plain paper?
Once I switched it to this special piece of Crate Paper Craft Market Gold Glitter Accent Paper it looked much more fun and positive, plus the chevrons pointing down act like arrows and create a focal point down the middle of the page:
I wrote my journaling on a thin strip of grid paper, and adhered it to a ‘shelf’ I cut from wood patterned paper. Then I flipped it over and added two layers of foam tape just along the bottom of the shelf:
I stuck the ‘shelf’ along the bottom of the layout, then tucked buttons all the way along it! I also used a button in my title for the ‘o’:
The dark brown of the ‘shelf’ was a bit dominating, so I made sure to use brown at the top of the page too, with bronze alphas and a button for the word ‘buttons’ and the word ‘them’ has brown letters. I also punched a couple of tiny stars from the wood paper and added them to the page with pop-dots:
The ‘shelf’ was a fun way to use up some of my button stash:
Do you spot the pink triangle enamel shape on top of the left-hand photo? It’s pointing as an arrow towards my daughter’s hands. I also used a geotag as another ‘arrow’ on the quote piece:
Everything helps to keep your eye moving around the page!
Use a ‘special’ piece of paper for an everyday photo or card
Make a shelf and put buttons along it
Use a triangle or a geotag as an arrow
What do you think of the swap to the special paper – are you a glitter paper lover or not?
I’ll see you again at 1pm!