I’m trying to get into the rhythm of photographing and blogging about my projects. There is so much amazing talent out there that sometimes I’m a bit self conscious about my attempts. But I have to remember that I do it all for myself, no one else, and it is all part of my creative journey.
The Underground main scrapbook kit didn’t really inspire me at first. I wasn’t sure how I’d put all the different papers together. But I was inspired by this Sunday Sketch and decided to take a stab at utilizing this particular kit.
For my first layout I decided to rotate the sketch and split up my photo into quarters. How beautiful is that view?? It was from the last stop on our honeymoon, the Six Senses Yao Noi resort, which was definitely one of the most amazing places that I’ve been lucky enough to visit. I thought the different shades of green worked nicely with the colors of the sunrise (we woke up super early one day to catch it – it was worth it!), and the bright coral doily played off of it as well.
The second layout used the sketch as it was, and I love the way the patterned papers go nicely with the fall-themed photo. I thought my puppies looked adorable with the fall foliage in the backdrop when they were back home after their walk.
The patterned vellum is so pretty, and I wanted to use it for my journalling. The journalling lines are from Ali Edwards’ Get Real Story Stamp, and the rest of the stamps are from her Prompts Story Stamp. I’m a huge fan of Ali and her scrapbooking style, and her stamps are great for sharing any story. I used Memento Luxe ink in Tuxedo Black and Grey Flannel for this bit of journalling.
I’m pretty proud to have completed multiple projects with each Studio Calico kit for The Underground (scrapbook, card, and Project Life). Sometimes I don’t have time to get to everything, and things may sit there for a few weeks without even being opened. I’m re-evaluating all of my subscriptions right now, since I have accumulated so much stuff in the few short years that I’ve been dabbling in this hobby.