Sunday, December 1, 2013

2014 Album opening page

"Welcome 2014" 

It finally dawned on me about 3 years ago to start my scrapbook on New years day...getting all my days into one book, starting like a calendar!  It totally makes things more logical.  So this is my opening page for my new album.

I started with Gecko Galz  HAPPY NEW YEAR BABY and VINTAGE CARD TOP ephemera.  I found some pretty paper in my stash, this was Cosmo Cricket, Love notes.

I also pulled some tones of beige to brown, including some craft paper.  This was really a challenge to me as I usually like a lot of color.  I cut my main page to 11x11 so I could use a lighter tone to frame it.  I double mounted the ephemera, inked all the edges with Antique Linen, including the paper frame.  I cut images that were reflective of the ephemera and added a glass for CHEERS.  I took the numbers that came off the clock and used them for my year.  I layered all the pieces giving balance and symmetry to the images and the colors.