Hi everybody! I'm so excited to announce that The ScrapGals were asked to be guest designers for Jenni Bowlin Studios for May 2014! I'd never done anything like that before, so I was really thrilled to be asked. Admittedly, I also felt a little pressure. I took my goodies home and spread stuff out on my desk. While I was waiting for inspiration to strike, I separated the papers first into potential layout groupings and then dived right in.
I decided to start with a group of recent pictures that I had from a girls' luncheon with Tracie and her sister. Here are a few of the supplies on my very messy desk.
This is the beginning of the layout. I'm just playing around a little with photo placement, paper combos, and some ideas of embellishments.
I decided to go with a long, title that ran up the left hand side of my layout. Those thickers don't seem that big until you start working with them, and I didn't want the title to overpower the layout. I grounded it with a coordinating paper strip to give the letters somewhere to rest. This also helped me line them up better. I also added a small embellishment grouping between the letters of the title. Not only does that hide the seam of the patterned paper strips I used, but I draws the eye to the title strip.
I didn't have a lot to say about the photos, but I wanted to include a little bit of journaling. I decided to write on some strips of white cardstock and layer them between the photos. I also used some flower sequins as decor at the left edge of the photo block - this balances the price label I use at the bottom left.
Aren't these doilies fun accent pieces? I cut them in half and used part of one at the top right hand side of the photo and one on the bottom left hand side of that photo block. I liked how that created a sense of movement through repetition.
Here's the final result: