Monday 6 April 2015

The Memory Nest - Make It Monday 37

Time for the first Make It Monday sketch for April. Be sure to join in and play over at The Memory Nest - remember you can use the sketch for a card if that's more your thing. And great incentive to link up - the chance to win a gift certificate to spend at The Memory Nest shop.

I love this sketch and knew immediately I wanted to use it for a Spring based page for my 2015 album. So off I went out into the garden and took photos specifically for this page. And that set my colour choices - loving the clashing contrast of yellow and purple, nature always get it right!

A quick rummage through my paper scraps and the page quickly came together. I decided to use the sub-title spot for a dictionary definition of Spring. And boy did it take a while- and several bin jobs -  to get the font sized and centred so I didn't snip it off when I punched the corners!

As the photos really told all the story I hand wrote a poem about Spring instead of journalling. I was hoping the contrast of the typed card and the handwritten poem would create balance and contrast. I'm liking how it looks - what do you think?

The main title words are both die cut in a purple to match the crocuses. A few sprinkled sequins just added a touch of movement and sparkle to my page.

Papers: Bazzill Basics, plain cardstock; KN, Hip-hip Hooray; scraps from my stash
Dies: Cuttlebug alpha, Hippy Chick; Clearly Besotted, Hello
Punch: Woodware, inverted corner
Embellishments: sequins from my stash 

So pleased to have you visit today, your time is appreciated. Remember to hop over to The Memory Nest to be inspired by all the gorgeous DT creations!

And keep crafting!

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1 comment:

  1. This is a great layout - I agree with you that the handwritten poem contrasts well with the typed definition.


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