We're trucking right along with our summer blog series, 31 Pages in 31 Days! Thanks for joining us here at Song of My Heart for a fun month of immersion scrapbooking. Are YOU up to the challenge?
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Today's inspiration page, if you're playing along, has a fun nautical-theme and makes great use of 3x3 squares.
It's hard to beat bright red, classic navy, and crisp white--and when you throw in some aqua and an understated taupey gray, you have a great combination of old-school and upbeat.
Suggested Color Combination:
The right hand page is a traditional color-block layout, which I use a lot, but I did a little different treatment with the center this time. The white crumpled mat in the middle is 5x5 inches square and overlaps the four corner squares--but it overlapped itself by the remaining four squares. It really added to the nautical feel when I added the silver metallic buttons, I think.
TODAY'S TIP: crumpling a mat or layer is a great way to add texture and subtle interest to a layout without adding to the expense or the busy-ness of it. Don't over-do the look, however--the effect we're going for is not "trashy," but "texture." If you have super thick cardstock that's hard to crumple, spritz it with water to dampen it first. The water will help break down the bonds and be way easier on your hands.
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