I'm laughing at myself here. I was just about to type Finally, February when I realised that it made no sense. I was only saying it because it sounded like a good way to start. Because January disappeared in a puff of smoke, or at least here it feels that way,, and I'm finding it a little hard to get my head round the fact that I have my February Gossamer Blue pages ready to post today. But ready they are,: two smaller sized layouts this time, both 8.5x11.
The first has some Little E action going on. It's been a while since he made it onto a page!
Here he is causing mischief by snapping pictures of his big cousin after he had been warned not to bother. The photos are a couple of years old now; but I'm glad I went back to them, because when I showed the page to the other main character, she said she couldn't remember it happening at all. That's the power of scrapbooking.
Instead of patterned paper this page relies on a selection of Life Project cards to add colour and pattern. That top one, I know, is a phrase more usually associated with "love": but I think it works just as well to describe the activities of a six year old rascal.
I actually had three bigger photos printed; but I went back and made them smaller so my photo strip looked more energetic and a little more comic-book-y. Why did they give that different effect? Maybe simply because it doesn't take the eye as long to move along them. But it's one of those trust your instinct things.Try it, but don't be afraid to change it!
I made changes to my original version of my second page too.
First time round, I wrote my journaling straight onto that beautiful green Basic Grey paper. It was a touch dark, but I was fine with that (because sometimes that's a good way to pull a reader in a little closer): no, what I didn't like was how flat it looked. So I decided to echo the speech bubble shape by gutting the green and slipping more white underneath. That's more like it! The little house stamp is included in the Main Kit in February, as is the speech bubble veneer, which I managed to use on two different layouts. There'll be another one to see in the Inspiration Blog Hop later on in the month.
Both pages put together with items from the Main nd Life pages kits, and the Life Pages Add Ons available here