Spring is definitely in the air here in the United States and of course spring means gorgeous flowers. This month we’re highlighting some great floral products from the store with some fun projects.
Melanie created some pocket pages with Bright Ideas Elements by Paislee Press.
1. Tips on photographing pocket layouts:
I bought a 2×2 white board from Home Depot, and I use that as my background. I always take my photos in the room that gets the most natural light in the house. I also take the cards out of the pockets and put them on top to get a better photo. I use RadLab in Photoshop to brighten the photo & make the colours stand out a bit more.
2. I always try to use colour to create visual triangles in my pocket pages as a way to tie everything together. Here I created a triangle with dark blue elements. The pink flower also matches the colour of the bricks in the photos, creating another triangle. As well, I process all the photos with the same filter. These photos are from my iPhone & I used VSCOcam to edit & process all the photos.
Anne: I got this photo from Facebook, and it had a lousy angle and bad background, so I used my quick selection tool and extracted her fairly quickly.
I messed a bit with the perspective too, twisting her a bit.
I knew having Jaque’s cool Launch Pads vol. 25 – Ditzy Florals would be the ticket! Then the fun sticker word art and a few elements from Paislee Press Bright Ideas were perfect! Imagine my happy at the way cool alpha found in the Crazy Cat Bundle by Mommyish! I used her stitch and just popped a small shadow on each letter, and the effect, is a stitched on tag alpha. If you are looking for the cursive NO in any of these kits, you won’t find it, unless you check out the word art in Paislee Press’s Bright Ideas, I cut out the ON and yep flipped it horizontal, so I got a weird looking NO.
Sarah decorated a daily planner page with Little Bunny: Planner Kit by Allison Pennington.
Sarah: The stickers in the kit were the perfect way to add a bit of fun to my new daily planner. I was able to really highlight the tasks that need to be completed, while still leaving plenty of room to add notes from my day.
Anne: The papers in You Can Bring Me Flowers | Papers by Pink Reptile Designs and the whole kit of HYDRANGEA by ForeverJoy Designs go so amazingly together. The purple is just how I got the photo, and stacking the amazing papers from each kit for this page was a must. A nice dark mat on the photo from HYDRANGEA by ForeverJoy Designs brought it all together!
Cristina created some greeting cards with Pen and Wash Spring by Lynn Grieveson.
Cristina: I fell in love with these florals and decided not to add anything else to my project – I felt I didn’t have to, they shine on their own! I resized them to fit on the front of a card, printed and cut them with my Silhouette, and adhered them to some kraft card bases. And there you have it, a lovely notecard set.
Sarah also created some greeting cards with Fiesta Florals by Kim Jensen.
Sarah: Placing a simple belly band around a set of coordinating cards creates a fun and quick hostess gift.
Jewelle: My layout focused on the aspect of how flowers “bloom and grow.” This concept easily transfers to a layout page about how my daughter is growing into a young lady. Also a tip for those wanting to create hybrid layouts who do not have a wide format printer. Use a 12″ x 12″ template but resize accordingly to fit a 8.5″ x 11″ canvas. I’m really enjoying having these different sized layouts mixed throughout my scrapbooks!
Trista: Flowers, flowers everywhere. I loved the floral paper from the Tea Rose Paper pack and wanted to add even more flowers to it. I was able to layer flowers from the Tea Rose Element pack and blend them into the background allowing the underlying paper to still show through. I really love the seamless look. To add a bit of dimension, I layered 3D flowers over the blended flowers.