With summer finally here, and the weather at least this past weekend was beautiful and warm. I thought I would create a summer inspired layout. The second installment of my Anatomy of a Tracy Page series. I will take you step by step through the process of picking paper for this layout.
The layout itself is based on the sketch below from The Paper Girls Challenge Blog.
So, here we go...here is what goes through my mind when I'm picking paper for a layout.
First, I knew that I was doing a summer layout so I chose Echo Park's, Hello Summer Collection. The pattern below is what I started with. A pattern that caught my eye, and will be the focal point pattern for the layout.
Then I chose a stripe. The striped pattern in a collection will often incorporate all the colours in a collection, which then pulls all your colour choices together.
I chose this third pattern because I simply liked the flags. Bonus to these patterns is that they are all double sided, so I was able to use little bits of the other side as well in the design.
Then I chose the cardstock to be used in the layout. As always I chose a dark and a light neutral, in this case being dark brown and white.
Then I chose colours to pull out, I chose the golden yellow and green.
Here is the base of my layout.
Now the layout has all of it's patterned layers.
Then finally here is the complete layout with the matted photo and stickers added for the title and embellishment.
I hope this helps you a little the next time you are standing in front of a sea of paper wondering...."What should I buy?". If you would like to take the challenge as well, stop by The Paper Girls Challenge.