Today’s tip to step outside your comfort zone may not be a great one if you are trying to get back into, or get started, on your scrapbooking journey. However, it is a great one if you find that you are in a rut and need to spice things up a bit.
By suggesting that you step outside your comfort zone I don’t mean that you need to try something that scares the heck out of you. I mean unless you want to. It can be as simple as using a colour, or colour combination, you rarely use. Or using a product you haven’t yet used or trying a new technique.
I did something I rarely do on my layout that I’ll be sharing today. It’s nothing big, it’s just something small but I rarely do it so it was fun to try to figure out a way that I could do it but still be happy with the finished layout.
My challenge with this layout was that I had seven 4″x6″ photos, a ticket and 2 brochures tucked into my pocket. But only one page to fit them all in. As I went through the photos I realized that 3 of them were quite similar so I tossed 2 of the three. I also realized that most of them could be cut down to 3″x4″.
After laying them out I felt the page was too plain with them as 3″x4″ so I thought I would cut them into a tag shape. This is something I rarely do. I like my photos either square or rectangle (and on occasion circular). But the layout needed something to jazz it up and this was my solution. I really love how it turned out. FYI – an easy fix would have been to change out the background paper to a different colour. That was too far out of my comfort zone lol. White it is 90% of the time!!
The background was created using a stamp set from the Holiday Catalogue that has images that are close to snowflakes. They were stamped using white shimmer paint. You can just barely see them in the photo. They add just a bit of sparkle to the background.
I loved the blue in the top right photo and wanted to repeat it on the layout. Balmy blue was a close match so the title was cut from that colour card stock and then splattering was added with the same colour ink.
With the completion of this layout, I have now finished another album! This is the third one completed since I started this series! Woohoo!
Have a creative day!
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