Cherish Layout by Shanna

shanna noel for amy tangerineOften times when I want to create a page but am uncertain on where to start, I just pick one thing that I know I want to work with and let that set the tone. For today that item was the hello let's chat  cut file from The Cut Shoppe. I love speech bubbles and I adore how these really make a statement on a page.  shanna noel for amy tangerineFrom there I cut out the file and then just started to brain storm. What kind of story could I tell here? I will literally make a list; a layout about thoughts, adorable quotes I have heard, a conversations etc. etc. etc. you can really go on until something sparks. Once you get the spark, run with it. I had this adorable photo of Addison in my photo box and the look on her face just says so much to me I wanted to explore that a bit.  shanna noel for amy tangerineWith that simple prompt this layout came together so quickly. I used the stickers from Plus One as my color guide. So when I was adding watercolor behind the speech bubbles I selected colors I knew would work well with the line, then I used that color guide to easily select the stickers I wanted to use. I love the yellow in this line and wanted to use it for my base color, then created a color blocking effect by adding that pink washi across the center of the page. The sentiment thickers in this line are my favorite so of course I had to use them again and I love the statement they make on this page. The word "cherish" just lends itself perfectly to the journaling. Just like that I had told my story! shanna noel for amy tangerineI hope this helps you get going when you may need a starting point. What is your spark today?

Have a wonderful day! Shanna

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