Photos with a lot of green have been confounding me lately and I never know how to scrap them. I'll sort through my papers and nothing feels right, especially when there are no bright colors for me to latch onto. For this layout I picked out a few papers from Echo Park's This & That Charming, papers that had all those nice natural colors that I thought should work with my photo. But it didn't thrill me...until I added a little washi tape goodness. The orange chevron tape was just the punch it needed. I used it to frame my photo, set off my title, and otherwise spice up the design. It's an improvement.
Then there was this one little spot of "white space" that I couldn't leave alone, so I sketched an oak tree with inked foliage, in deference to the tree my son climbed in the park. Once he scaled it, he became unsure of himself, and didn't know how to climb down. I certainly couldn't come up and get him! Eventually, I coaxed him down to a point where he could drop into my arms. Yep.. it is a fun(ny) memory for sure.