Often 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.
From 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.
With 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!
I hope this helps you get going when you may need a starting point. What is your spark today?
Have a wonderful day! Shanna
Seriously so lovely - I adore the use of watercolors! Other Design Team member posts can be found here. Shop for Plus One at your local scrapbook stores and online at Scrapbook.com and Simon Says Stamp!