Our newest challenge at Frosted Designs is Scallops. This is a 2 week challenge, so no pressure to speed through your project! Please link up your Scallop project on the side bar of the Frosted Designs Blog!
I recently went to a weekend scrapbook retreat - my first WEEKEND retreat and it was a treat!!! I got both of my boys' albums mostly caught up!!
This page is for Tanner's album and is a page of our Mexico trip we took last October. We spent most of our afternoons in the pool - it was amazing!!
When I scrapbook, I start with my photos and build my layout around them (colors, papers, titles, layout) and I like to showcase as many photos as I can without looking like a photo album!!
I knew I wanted a big background piece, so I started with this scallop circle from CTMH Artiste sized to 11.12 inches. This shape is on several cricut cartridges in case you don't have Artiste.
I planned on placing it off the page a bit and I wanted it to be pretty close to filling up the page.
For the titles, I used Splish Splash and Pool Party from the H2O cartridge.
I sized Splish Splash to 3 inches and cut off the Splish.
I sized Pool Party to 3.47 inches. I cut it out three times so I could create a layer for the drink. We had lots of drinks (virgin drinks for the kids) and we all enjoyed swimming up to the pool bar!
I cut out the cup in silver and the lime in lime green. I used lime green stickles to fill up my Margarita! I had more pina coladas than margaritas, but I did not have the perfect color of yellow stickles!
I overlapped the photos with my title - it was more important to me for the words to stand out on the orange background than the drink!
I also journaled below the title.
I put the splash at the bottom.
The reverse side of this blue paper is a bunch of strips of patterns. I cut 3 inches off another piece and adhered it to the bottom of my blue paper. I trimmed a strip of flip flops and ran it over the layout just below the pictures.
This was a fun layout to create. I wasn't until my stickles was drying that I realized the layout met the Scallop Challenge (score)!! I did not take as many photos this time for that same reason (bummer)!!
I hope you join us at Frosted Designs with a new scallop project of your own!!