Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Anniversary Album 2013 - Part 2

For this page, I decided to go simple with a couple of layers and a few embellishments. I used some Sharpie paint as a border to the whole page to tie together with the white letters in the title, and the white polka dots in the patterned paper. The kraft photo corners add a bit of an anchor to the photos.

For this page, containing photos I absolutely love, I chose to bring in lots of hearts and a larger title. Lots of energy and texture on this layout, and it's one of my favorites.

A little bit of variety in colors for this page, with yellow as a more prominent accent color. I used the rick-rack trim to mimic waves and the kraft background to coordinate with the sand in the photos. My favorite detail, the yellow frame to draw attention to my favorite photo of the four.

Fun layout with some 3x4 cards, including the map heart embellishment cut from a fourth card. I like this simple design of photos in a vertical row, the accent photo last, and of course the subject of this layout makes me love this page even more.

Another page putting those cards to use, this time 4x6 cards, trimmed down. Again, a little more yellow added in, and a fairly simple design with just enough embellishment.

I admit the design of this page went a little awry with the odd placement of the patterned paper and journaling label, along with the arrows stamped to add some motion. It's not my favorite, but it tells part of the story, and it's a bit eclectic, which I always appreciate.

A little more simple than most of the pages, but I love the chipboard frame drawing the eye to the accent photo, and I like the other minimal embellishments. The background paper is one of my favorites from this kit, and I thought it was perfect for the subject matter of this page.

At first, I was uncertain about this patterned paper, due to its busy-ness, but I like the end result. The doilies are a great addition to frame the photos, and there's just enough contrast with the wooden hearts.

Another favorite page, this one came together so easily. I especially like the labels to hold the journaling, especially since there wasn't too much of the story to add to these photos of what we ate for that special dinner. I really like how the colors compliment each other, too.

For the last page, I wanted to use that background paper because it's a happy profusion of hearts. I like using the strip on the bottom of patterned papers, and this one made a good "shelf" for the photo. I used part of a cut-apart sheet as a sort of subtitle, and I brought out the red with stamped arrows.

To unify the pages for this album, I used a kit with many love-themed products, a color scheme, hearts and arrows, and I flicked drops of shimmery spray mist on every page to add a bit of sparkle. The pages were completed in a relatively short amount of time, a little over a week, I think, and I love the complete project more than I expected I would. This is the first time I've done an album for our anniversary with anything but autumn colors, and I couldn't be happier with the result.

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