Hi Pocket Page SCT Fans!! This month, I wanted to share a few ideas that I put to work on one of my projects for the May Gossamer Blue gallery. Sometimes things don't always go as planned, but that's never a reason to toss it and start over. I often have one idea in my head, but when it doesn't translate well to a project...I work around it. :)
This page started with the sad photo of me welcoming in 2014 with the realization that I needed reading glasses, lol. I sifted through the bits of the May Gossamer Blue kits that were strewn about my desk and zeroed in on the ones that were the same melon color as my sweater. I LOVE the transparent diecuts that Heidi Swapp designed for Pink Paislee...and used 7 of them on this page. They are perfect for layering and adding subtle touches of color, which was perfect since my other photos were black & white.
I discovered the clear stickers from the Simple Stories DIY line while away at Crop&Create in Moncton this Spring, and picked up a set. I was happy to see them in this kit as well, since so many of the phrases are 'me' lol...they paired well with the transparency pieces, and i layered a few on the OUTSIDE of the page protector.
For some reason, that photo in the top right corner didn't print quite right to 4x6...but photo paper is expensive and I refused to toss it! I added a melon colored border and some random elements to the right side where the print border was off, and you'd never know. ;)
The 'total' transparency die cut was actually 'totally'...but I snipped off the '-ly'. I always remind people in class: 'just because it came in the package that way doesn't mean you have to use it that way'! It's totally OK to snip and cut to better suit your needs.
In the end, I loved the color combo of teal + melon + black...it looks pretty sleek, even if the gal in the bottom photo wasn't feeling quite so spry. ;)
Hope to see some of my friends and meet some new ones at Crop & Create Cornwall (registration now open!) and Crop & Create Thunder Bay (registration opens June 7th!)
Did you see Nicole's pocket style article in the Spring issue? If not, just click HERE!