Hello, Jenn here!!! One of the goals I've set for myself this year is to embrace simplicity. I love embellishing and sometimes I can't help but want to put all the things on every layout, but often, my favourite layouts are the ones with a little less. Not every layout needs all the things. This is especially true when you have a meaningful, and/or really gorgeous photo, and a great scrapbooking collection.
While looking through some old pictures I came across the pictures I took way back in 2009 when my daughter and I flew back home for the first time after moving out West, for Easter. It was my daughter's first time flying and she was so excited. I knew that the gorgeous black and white airplane paper from the Where to Next? collection would be perfect to document this story. It also was the perfect background for doing a little watercolour smooshing. I mixed up some green and some turquoise to match the colours from the collection, and used a stamp block to smoosh the colour onto the paper where I wanted to put the picture and an embellishment cluster. While that was drying I used more paper from the collection to matte my photo. I also pulled out some quotes, and pieces of luggage from the ephemera pack.
I decided to keep the manufacturer's strip on the background paper, which says "Say Yes to Adventure" because I thought it fit perfectly with the photo. I cut a quarter inch from the top of the paper to make up the difference. I decided to turn the paper on it's side so that the planes are going right to left instead of up. I used the reverse side of the strip I cut from the top of the paper, along with a strip from another paper to layer beside the original strip. I also added a strip of the black paper horizontally, to create a shelf for the photo to sit on. I adhered the photo layers with some fun foam to give it some dimension, in the lower right hand corner.
I used a flair, and some suitcases to create a little cluster in the bottom right corner for the photo. I put a camera ephemera and little tag beside the photo, and then staggered the rest of the suitcases diagonally across the page, up to the top left corner where I put a small cluster with more of the black paper and a quote. I fussy cut the white borders off of the ephemera pieces because the background was white, and I felt like it made them stand up off the background better. I finished the layout with a title using little October Afternoon tile letter stickers that I outlined in black, and then scattered around the little black planes ephemera and some SpiegelMom Scraps sequins. I added little bits of journalling to each of the little, tiny, tags I added to the embellishment clusters and then outlined the whole layout with a black pen.
I love how much the photo stands out in this layout, it really is the focus, with lots of little details all around it. It was a very simple layout to pull together, but I just love how all of the details come together to tell a story. If you love this collection as much as I do and want 10% off of it, please use discount code DTJENN at checkout. And head over to my channel if you'd like to see how this layout came together, as well as the companion layout I created to go with this one (coming soon!!!). Thanks so much for popping by, and until next time, Happy Scrapping :)