Memories Layout
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Sunday, 13 June 2010 07:06

Using my scraps of left-over patterned papers and cardstock is one of my favourite things to do. The mismatch of patterns and colours has a certain charm and appeal that is difficult to describe. For this layout I scratched in my pile of off-cuts and grabbed some patterns that complimented each other perfectly.

Memories by Jowilna Nolte (Page 1)

Memories by Jowilna Nolte
I chose a single photo for my layout – one that tells it own story but have no 'friends' that would enable me to create a double page layout. Instead I focused on the fact that the photo shows me at an early age with my brother watching over me.
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics. Patterned paper by 7Gypsies & Making Memories. Stickers by 7Gypsies. Rub-ons by Jenni Bowlin. Flowers by Prima. Other: Diamantes & embroidery thread.

Memories by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 1)
Memories by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 2)
Memories by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 3)
Memories by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 4)

The layout consists out of a grid divided into 3 parts using patterned papers. I chose the papers with their creams, gold, yellows, brown and blues for their old world feel to match my photo. The papers compliment and carry through the colours found in the photo to the rest of the layout. The brown matting behind the photo makes it stand out against the paler shades of the background. The beautiful fabric flower used is a focal point in an accent colour and completes the visual triangle together with the two circle accents. A sprinkle of diamantes adds a touch of whimsy and glamour to the layout. The photo is double matted onto a dark brown cardstock. The first matt is smaller than the second one and both are distressed using an edge distresser. The tone on tone effect is really subtle but gives a nice effect. The edges of the patterned papers are inked in a light brown to hide any white edges as well as give them an aged look.