Designer’s Choice | Surrounding Spring

By Jenni Calma

February 11, 2015

Hi there!  This is Jenni here sharing one of my pages using the February ‘Today Is Beautiful‘ kit and a couple pieces from the ‘Dream Big’ add-on.   The photo I am scrapping inspired every decision about this layout, from the color palette, to the repeating squares, towards the embellishments pointing to the center.

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I do have to give credit to my husband for this Instagram photo he took! My daughter had a friend over and they spent hours playing in the backyard.  Later we found the project they had been working on,  carefully placing white gravel and red berries in a heart shape around these new daffodils!  It was such an unexpected surprise to come across that it had to be documented.

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I really wanted the photo to stand out, trying to keep it as simple as possible, using a few embellishments all directing your eye to the center, literally with arrows.  I thought this red polka dot paper from Authentique was perfect, but used vellum on top of it to tone it down a bit.  I also wanted to soften it a bit more by tearing the corners.  The vellum curled around the torn edges and gave me the inspiration for the title.

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One of the best exclusives in this month’s kit are the gorgeous colored vellum die cut cards.  Obviously, the red one was perfect for this.   I chose a few other vellum die cut pieces from the Maggie Holmes ephemera pack.  Over embellishment is easy for me to do, so I had to show some restraint to keep my page simple.  I am a huge fan of pretty papers and products, but the photo was the most important part of this creation.

I hope this finds you all surrounded by a little love too, in whatever form it may be!  Have an amazing day!

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