Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Out On A Limb

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.



12 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

too cute! great job

Sue Althouse said...

You're right, that pop of orange is the perfect touch!

Rather Crafty said...

I think everything is great and colour coordination is perfect.

I especially like the improvised tree sketch, real personal touch :)

Heather Landry said...

I love what you did with the washi tape! I feel your pain too. Living here in Louisiana we get lots of photos with too much green! LOL

Christina Collins said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous.
I love the tree you drew! I wish I had that kind of talent. I love all the layering you did. There is just so much detail!

Cindy said...

Wow great page! Love the design and the tree you added is perfect! A funny memory but not funny at the time I am sure! Great mix of patterns and colors!

Izzy Anderson said...

Total cuteness!

Becky said...

Love the colors! Can't believe you sketched that tree! Awesome!!

Danielle said...

Super cute! And orange goes really well with the green, so great choice. Love the story that goes along with this page.

Nirupama said...

I have a hard time leaving white space alone too. Love your drawing. Funny story too!

soapHOUSEmama said...

oh what a fun story! LOVE what you did with the white space and the washi!

Whosthischick. Laura said...

Love this layout. Like all the title work and embellishments