Howdy, everybody! Welcome back to 31 Pages in 31 Day, our annual blog challenge series! Every day during the month of August I'm sharing inspiration pages, tips, freebies and free layouts for all my scrapbooking friends. Today is Day Three!
Be sure to read all the way to the end to get details on our first GIVEAWAY!
Today's inspiration layout is a double page "bleed" style, which is actually awesome for those times when you want to use up a single, odd color 12x12 sheet. In this case, I used one sheet of Basic Gray and one and a half sheets of Pumpkin Pie. Those two colors are about as hot and cold as you can get, so I used Balmy Blue for an accent color, which is actually a bright, "warm" blue. The intensity of it matches the orange and together with the gray they all combine in a sense of controlled excitement. Perfect for a racing page!
TIP: to counteract the strong vertical stripes, my embellishments are circles, the arrows run horizontally, and my journalling piece is tilted at a little angle. Placing the headline vertically would have totally changed the feel of this page by actually working against the flow as you stopped to read it.
My Scrapbooking Summer school participants will be making this in class this week! Here's what they'll be using to complete their pages:
Stampin' Up Product List
- Regals 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Cardstock 
- Neutrals 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Cardstock 
- Balmy Blue 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock 
- Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock 
- Silver Foil Sheets 
- Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad 
- Labeler Alphabet Photopolymer Stamp Set 
- Enjoy Life Photopolymer Stamp Set 
- 2-1/4" (5.7 Cm) Circle Punch 
- 2" Circle Punch 
- 1-1/2" Circle Punch 
- 1-1/4" Circle Punch 
- 1" Circle Punch 
- Other: stapler, arrow punch
I LOVE graphic design and scrapbooking has been a perfect creative outlet for me. I'm so glad you're following along this month to share in our examination of what makes great design and how to take our layouts up a notch!If you love that kind of stuff, too, I hope you'll consider taking Scrapbooking Summer School along with me next August.
Now, for the GIVEAWAY!!! Win one of this week's layouts plus a FREE 12x12 patterned paper pack, just by entering our drawing! Leave a comment below telling us how long you've been a scrapbooker. I'll draw the winner's name on Monday, August 6th. The winner must contact me by August 10th with their shipping address in order to receive their prize. US residents only, sorry! No purchase necessary to win.
See you tomorrow for Day Four!