One thing is certain, bloggers are story tellers. Our local news folks would like to make todays weather the major story. We are near record-setting lows for this day in history No kidding!!! With so many bus cancellations or delays, many people might just stay home.
Even Blossum looks worried but she’s happy to have a warm fire to enjoy. Mittens, scarves and a toque people! DO NOT worry about looking trendy today!!
The weather might be frightful, but I’m happy to be inside to finish up a project I’ve putterd on for over a week. I keep getting sidetracked, does that happen to you? I started with a new paper collection from Kaisercraft – Secret Admirer paper. It’s got the vintage themes that I love but in new funky colours. I like the ying-yang of it all or as the professional art critiques might say “I like the tension”
One of the hottest trending stories in scrapbooking is ‘hexagons’ and I’ve fallen for them hard. I’ve collected the stamps, the die cut and even found a stencil.
Over the next couple of posts, we’ll look at some easy techniques that helped go
One ideology of scrapbooking is to finish pages quickly and use as many photo’s as possible. For me, a good scrapbook page is a combination of both your favourite photo’s along with artfully placed accoutrement that help tell your story. Just like life, my pages include a lot of layers and today it’s a reflection of ‘Boomdeeadda’ . It’s ’One of a kind’ and Petals and Blossum are an important part of it all.
As you know, I never use just one collection. By starting with a paper that has a lot of colour in its design, you’ll be able to add more interesting elements to your project. None of these papers or elements are part of this Kaisercraft collection but I like how they complement the project and will use some or all of them to make it interesting
Some items aren’t necessarily for scrapbooking at all. Remember the map I used to create the turntable in my craft room? I’m using the remnants on my layout here! I thought the colours were perfect and reminds me of all the great friends I’ve made around the world by blogging.
Todays tips for artful story telling:
- Pick a theme (I choose hexagons) and repeat it.
- Starting with a paper that has a lot of colour gives you more flexibility
- Don’t limit yourself to one collection
- Don’t limit yourself to scrapbook product, an unexpected element (I used a map) can add interest
Thanks for spending time here at Boomdeeadda! I so appreciate your visits and comments. If this is your cup of tea, pop by Friday for part two of ‘Artful Story Telling’.