I know if you are a reader of this blog you know I have designed a set of four layouts to honor our 4 legged friends and that I will be teaching the techniques used in these layouts in a workshop Saturday August 17th at 11:00 am.
I want to tell you just a little about the process of creating these layouts.
First you have to have an idea!
(dog days of summer was my idea)
Then you find your papers and embellishments.
The papers were easy-ish. The pet papers all come from Canvas Corp and are dog themed. Easy so far but as I looked at the papers laying on my work top I realized immediately I wanted color..so I put this color and that color with my papers to add a pop! I love red, red is a classic color addition to any neutral layout.
In looking for the perfect red papers to go on the layout I went to our Christmas section. Now I know to some people this may sound strange but really RED is a CHRISTMAS color and what better place to look. Besides I knew we had just received the most beautiful red and kraft Christmas papers designed by our dear friend Margie Romney Aslett for Bazzill Paper Co.
They are wintery/Christmas-y but some were neutral enough to go perfectly on the layouts.
So here is the end result of one of the layouts!
Look not for the obvious choices when choosing papers for your scrapbooking....look in the unlikely places too! I think it will be the beginning of a wonderful adventure!
IN OTHER NEWS!.....
TERESA COLLINS' PAPERS and EMBELLISHMENTS FOR HALLOWEEN AND CHRISTMAS ARE NOW IN STOCK AT GIRLFRIENDS!
These collections are to die for! We have picked the best of the best from the many scrapbooking companies! I hope you like them too!