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.


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.


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.


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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