Layout a Day February 2013 has started and I am on my way to completing 28 pages in 28 days! As I complete my layouts, I will share with you throughout the month how the prompts inspired me to use my stash.
Day One Prompt – Scrapbook without Words – Wha??? This one did leave me speechless! Journaling isn’t always my favorite part of the process but to not even have a title was a little much to wrap my head around.
But soon I was thinking of these extra large photos (8×12) I had printed a couple years ago and thought if I don’t have to leave room for words perhaps taking up more space with the photo was a good solution. When I saw this photo, I knew it was the one. This is the kind of photo where adding words or journaling would take away from the reflective and ethereal feeling of the picture. I added some Creative Imaginations paper I had set aside just for pictures of this trip. The striped paper has copper foiling which shows up dark here, but really works in real life! (I promise!) It looks like I used a full 12×12 sheet but the stripes didn’t frame the picture the way I like, so I cut the paper right between the design I wanted at the top and bottom of the photo, then I mounted on a piece of cardstock (doesn’t matter which cover because it’s covered up!). Now I have a nice 8×12 piece of this lovely paper to use on another page or two about this trip!
The flower motif is from a paper in the same collection and I fussy cut it around the design I wanted to use as an accent. Leaving me with the whole rest of that paper to use on another project as well. It’s an easy way to stretch your supplies! I layered with a punched piece of the base paper and a jewel and gave it some dimension by attaching it to the layout with 3D Foam adhesive. Viola, I’ve created my own embellishment!
How about you? What picture or pictures would you scrap if you couldn’t use any words? If you create a layout without words, link it up here! I’d love to see it!