Welcome to the May Studio AE Blog Hop From Technique Tuesday.
Technique Tuesday offers a monthly stamp club that features a limited edition stamp set designed by me each month. You can check out past stamp sets (some are still available) here.
This month's stamp set: Pure Magic
Here's a look at my layout:
For this layout I started by looking through some of my current photos. I wanted to do an "early June" layout that included a few photos I could place behind those great chipboard frames from Crate Paper.
The "totally" love stamp (love the shape) was a great way to start my journaling for this page in the area next to the photos.
It's hard to see in this image but I did draw lines for my journaling using a Tim Holtz Distress Marker (Spun Sugar).
The journaling pen I used this time was a Staedtler Lumocolor Permanent pen. I wanted to try it after hearing Wilna talk about it on a recent Paperclipping episode. It's a little thicker than I've been using lately but I liked it for sure - really nice for when you want a thicker, bolder journaling pen (this was the Fine point).
The wood veneer "June" is from Studio Calico's Project Life® kit this month.
On top of the Crate Paper frames (and on a couple photos) I added white/clear stickers from Simple Stories, navy blue numbers from Pink Paislee to number each photo and pink and black label word phrase stickers from Cosmo Cricket.
One of the biggest things for me as I worked through this page was the decision to add the details strip along the bottom. I want to make sure I'm including some of those basic details (I could have added more). Sometimes it's too easy to write in general terms and skip over the details (and vice versa) - I like when there's a mixture of both.
This layout felt really old school to me when I was done. Not sure exactly how I feel about that, it is what it is in the end. Something about the placement of all the elements - probably especially the strips along the bottom reminded me of layouts I've made in the past.
- Add more details. I couldn't let this page get away from me without adding that detail strip along the bottom of the images/journaling. Yes, I could have included those in my journal block, but I liked having that space for more general thoughts and then getting a little more specific down below.
- Use chipboard frames to create homes for your photos. There are a bunch of sizes included in this Crate Paper set.
- Add more stuff. Now usually you hear me talking about keeping things simple, but sometimes it's really fun to layer things on top of each other (it can still be simple). Here I layered different kinds of stickers on top of those chipboard frames and photos.
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