I created this layout for a Crate Paper challenge called 'Love Red'. My page was featured as a runner-up on their round-up post HERE!
The colour red has been sneaking back into scrapbook collections more and more, and I love how it really stands out on my projects!
I used the cork-board Storyteller 'Archives' paper as the background, so that the photos and items look like an eclectic mix of bits and pieces, all pinned together. I framed the cork-board paper by layering it onto white cardstock, and then onto some red & cream patterned paper (Fourteen 'Connection) - this defines the edge of my page, but because the red is patterned it doesn't dominate the rest of the layout.
I had fun using some doily bunting, and a moustache, from the DIY Shop collection pack, to make a focal area for my title:
You can just about see in the next picture that I stuck the photos and tags down flat at one end - the end they were 'pinned' or 'taped' at, and then used 3D foam dots at the opposite end, to enhance the effect that they'd been quickly attached to a cork-board:
I made the polaroid frames myself from white cardstock, adding some gold and grey mist droplets at one bottom corner, and a heart snipped from the Fourteen tag-cuts sheet at the other corner:
You can also just about see some white crepe paper dots. I'm using crepe paper on all my layouts about my 30th Birthday, to bring them all together. I just punched these ones with an ordinary hole punch - they add a subtle detail to the background.
I love this page because the whole feel of it reminds me of the crazy fun me and my sister were having, grabbing random bits and putting them together for a silly costume photo! And the bold touches of red are perfect. Have you used the colour red on any projects lately?
Bye for now, x