There are simply some pages when everything seems to be working with you. Perhaps to start off with, you may really like your picture. Or the paper came together nicely. But mostly in my case, it happens when I have a very good foundation which is the layout for the base papers. Once I have that, everything follows because embellishing now is a breeze. I just have to make sure that the colors and mood of the embellishment works with the base and I am guaranteed a page I am going to be pleased with.
This is an example of an easy layout. It is mostly cut and paste. I did not do any inking on it to maintain the fresh and crisp look to match the casual picture. I really had fun in embellishing this page. Even ruining the first set of chipboards I attempted to use for the titling did not dampen my mood. When I discovered that I am out of the letter “o” for the alternative font, I simply followed the common trick of replacing some letters with large, circular brads.
Journaling reads: Nothing beats the summer heat better than going bare top and having a tall, cool drink in your hands. - Summer 2008
Materials used: DCWV cs; BG Romani pps (Pooro; Amber); Romani tag; American Craft thickers (Gift Box); Prima flower; Scenic Route cardstock stickers; Daisy D’s cardstock die-cuts; K&Co. Kimberly Hodges grand adhesion; Foof-A-La epoxy stickers; Artline acid-free pen; Simply Scrappy deckler and stitching guide.
Others: Button; Brads; Rick rack; Various ribbons; gold staple wire; Needle and thread.