We're on day TWO of our charting expedition here at the Crate Paper blog. This week, the motivating source of inspiration is the traditional chart! They're a super convenient means of documenting information that is more easily understood when separated into sections, or individual parts that come together to encompass a whole. They're also a tremendous resource in terms of composition and do a wonderful job of defining paths for the placement of photos and journal entries. They're even great for compiling and presenting small bits of random stuff from either an event, or vacation! There's a sample in today's mix that does just that, Claudia's trip to beautiful Paris, France! Read-on to find out more...
CP Designer :: Anabelle O'Malley
When I heard that our Creative Weekly for May would be 'Charting', I immediately thought of a "Week At a Glance Calendar'. You know, the very kind we all carry around to keep pace with our busy lives. I have been wanting to scrap the pictures of Ryan's birthday week (yes, it truly turned into a week long celebration) for a while now, so I thought this would be the perfect format to do it. I even cut my page into the shape of a file folder to give it more of a "chart-y" (is that a word?) feel. The papers are from the Little Boy Blue collection. I love that they're so versatile and can be used on more than just baby pages! Also, Accents and stickers from the Story Teller and Pretty Party collections make an appearance, along with chipboard from Little Boy Blue! All work together to help tell the story a week-long celebration that won't ever soon be forgotten!
I really like to stay organized, and not surprisingly, charts help a lot! A chart is a graphical representation of data and there are so many ways to pull it off. One of them is the radar chart. For this chart-inspired project, the data is a set of quotes I found at Pinterest. I chose ones that motivated me. After typing them out on cardstock, I arranged them around a polaroid frame in the same way that one would plot data on a radar chart. I then added a vellum envelope to the mix, which holds additional quotes. Overall, the process is a personalized approach to this whole concept of charting. As of right now, the layout sits on an easel on my table - I love peeking at the quotes once in a while because they mean a great deal to me and they're arrangment is so much fun!
Claudia here with a project submission for Creative Weekly - Chart It! I immediately knew upon hearing about the weekly theme that I wanted to chart my weekend in Paris, France, a trip I took last March. For the most part, I vacationed in the french countryside, though eventually made my way to Paris before coming home. Paris was AMAZING! I spent a lot of time consuming the famous artist attractions in and around the city -from the Eiffel Tower to Versailles. To create the layout, I used the Story Teller collection, just the perfect paper assortment for documenting the unforgettable trip!