As you know, I've caught the scrapbooking bug lately. This week's Basic Grey's Weekly Challenge (Creating a Project with Scallops) gives me another chance to make one to my heart's content.
I decided to make a page from David's 2011 Latin class trip to Italy. These two photos have been printed out a long while ago. I often struggle with the ideas as to how to present them in a meaningful way...so I never did till today.
Lessons that I learned from making this layout:1. You can still make a floral page for a guy! Even though I used the floral pattern from Basic Grey's Piccadilly, the page still looks fitting to the theme. (David did say that it's still "girly"--gah! I don't think so--and I insist!)
2. Scallops are not just for girls. Here I utilize the scallops as a border and keep the photos in focus.
3. Red and green do not have to be limited for Christmas projects only. Thankfully the colors of the Italian flags are green, white and red. I think the colors are perfect for this layout.
4. You don't have to have scallop border punch to make scallops. I used my circle punch to create the scalloped borders (see half circles on top of the photos).
All the sentiment from this layout are from SRM Stickers. They really make the creating part a cinch! I also used a bit of Japanese washi tape for the photo corners. The scalloped oval is a stamp from Hero Arts' Sweet Threads Labels . I stamped it over Basic Grey paper and cut it out. The title "Italy" are stickers from Basic Grey's "Indie bloom" collection. I also stamped the text with Newspaper Eiffel Tower and distressed the edges.
Thanks so much for your well wishes on Dr. John's birthday yesterday. He lives vicariously through my blog and your sweet comments really make him smile!