I woke up early the other morning and found myself with an extra thirty minutes before I had to leave for work. I hadn’t touched a piece of paper in days so I knew exactly how to put that time to good use. I grabbed a photo I knew I wanted to scrapbook and started looking for paper.
Selecting products is one of those tasks I can do separate from the actual scrapbooking part. I don’t have to be in creative mode, I just have to get a feel for the mood I want to convey and then go on a search.
I started with my stack of new papers first. Some of these papers aren’t really new anymore, but something keeps them in this easily accessible pile. I just haven’t had the heart to move them into my manufactuer files yet.
Here’s the first collection I pulled out. I think the pink tones are working here, but there’s too much black in the photo and I don’t like how that looks with the brown in the line. Next.
OK, this is promising. Older Heidi Swapp. I like how different these papers are and both of them pull out something different from the photo. It could be really interesting. But I think the mood I’m going for is more subdued. Next.
I just got this 6×6 paper pad in my last order (it’s on sale!). Let’s see if there’s anything here that would work.
Now we’re talking. I really like this. The color is a deep teal but is dark enough to pass for charcoal. I like how the print is open and kind of mimics the look of the branches in my photos.
I also like this. Water marks. Clouds. I like where this is going.
While this is my favorite pattern in the collection, it’s not working with my photo at all. I will have to save this paper for another time.
Yes! Love this. It pulls in the peachy pink color. Perfect.
I added a few other sheets and then pulled in a few more patterns from my scrap drawer in subtle prints in the same color tones. I was doing pretty good on time. I still had about ten minutes so I went on the hunt for background papers.
On a whim, I pulled out my Sassafras stash and pulled out a couple of potential backgrounds. I also have a sheet of white card stock there. But I’ve been using white cardstock in the background a lot lately and I’m thinking I need to go in a different direction for this one. Not that I can put it away quite yet. Because it will work if the others don’t.
At this point, I have no idea which direction this layout will take. I love playing around with the 6×6 size. I might cut them into strips or blocks. But sadly, I was out of time and had to run off to work. I may be able to carve out a few more minutes to play and figure out where this layout is going on Wednesday. (Super busy schedule this week…sigh.) Until then, have a great week!
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