Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Going Monochromatic

After creating two pages with the colorful papers of My Creative Scrapbook's Main kit, I decided to go a different direction with the one below. After misting and splattering teal/aqua on a sheet of white cardstock, I stuck with the same color while assembling the rest of the page. 


I also used photo frames in an unexpected way, adhering them haphazardly behind my photo, instead of framing the photo in a more exact manner. I think it gives the page a more playful feel!


Die-cuts and stickers are layered with the frames, drawing the eye towards those boys in the picture.


An abundance of letter stickers on Jillibean Soup's Bowl of Dreams sticker sheet helped me to create a little crossword of sorts, using words to describe their relay and the strokes that were swum.

Although I LOVE colorful pages, it's good to mix it up a little. And going monochromatic is an easy option!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Studio

Here's another page created with the May Main kit from My Creative Scrapbooks. It looks like a pretty simple design, with rectangles of patterned paper arranged on a white cardstock background. But did you notice the doodling? That's where I really had fun!

This is the paper, a colorful polka dot from Jillibean Soup's Bowl of Dreams collection.

Before:


After:


A black American Crafts' Precision pen was used to draw imprecise circles around each of the dots. Then the fun begins! Stars, hearts, smiley faces, flowers, arrows, numbers, words, and more fill each of those colorful circles. I even drew hair on a couple of those smiley faces...not my best attempt perhaps, but fun nonetheless.

To see more examples from the design team using this or any of their other kits, visit My Creative Scrapbooks.

Monday, May 8, 2017

B Is For Beach

Today I'm sharing a very different type of scrapbook page...one without patterned paper! Yes, I know, this is VERY unusual for me. I'm a patterned paper fanatic, and it's typically "the more, the merrier" when it comes to mixing and layering papers on my layouts. But not this time...


I began with a big "B" painted on white cardstock. Then, I further defined the letter with all sorts of goodies from Jillibean Soup's Bowl of Dreams collection, a mainstay of the May Main kit from My Creative Scrapbooks.  

As you can see, I made up for the lack of patterned paper with an overabundance of little embellishments...chipboard, buttons, die cuts, and stickers. Fun stuff!



Check back all this week for more pages created with the Main kit from My Creative Scrapbooks.