If it's the first of the month (July! Wow!) then it's Reveal Day at Gossamer Blue. And that means I'm happy to be able to show two new pages today. When I opened the box I was lost for words (and you know that doesn't happen very often): there are so many different ways you can take these kits and still have a nicely coordinated look.
Both of these layouts are smaller sized: 8.5x11, which is what is feeling right and do-able at the minute. Oh, go on, then: I'll admit it. This first one actually started out as 12x12
I've been building pages on the smaller cardstock - partly because I can fit it in the typewriter and I'm liking a clean typewritten look at the minute - and then deciding how to mount it. I can go large with a full sheet of patterned paper, or add a simple border and stay small. Rain on the Parade started out big (and without the yellow stars); but at the last minute I chopped a slice off and added the Disney magic of stars, as a border and on the page in the form of that little stamp (from the Life Pages stamp set). You have to have stars on a Disney page. There's probably a rule about it. That tiny yellow arrow? it's covering a typo. But sshh..you won't know unless I tell you. Oh..
My second page didn't need quite so many last minute adjustments. The Start of the L began with the big letter L (main kit add on)
and that Evalicious Flair badge, which is probably one of my favourite pieces this month. And what are we marking here in 2015? Another Learner Driver on the road. She's not sure about the whole idea: but she'll do it. I'll make sure of that.
Some of my other picks for July are those Journey Wood alphas from Crate Paper in the main kit (very versatile. They will be appearing again)
and the Life Pages cards which I've been using to layer behind photos. Lovely, lovely things. Gossamer Blue.