We adore the vintage softness of today's layout from CP Gal, Lisa Dickinson. She's gone back in time to document an old summertime memory; bike riding. Read on to find out more about this sweet, pastel-rich page.
I recently went back through some of my photo archives to look at shots taken in summers past. I loved looking through the pictures of us doing all our favorite summertime activities - swimming, camping, riding bikes and sidewalk chalk included! It inspired me to scrap one such activity from a few years back - when my daughter learned to ride her bike.
I knew that I wanted the page to have a fresh summer vibe that would let the photo shine. Since I had applied a vintage a filter to my photo, I took color cues from it and selected a palette of pinks, soft greens and grays with just a touch of yellow.
The pink polka dot paper ('Mae's Cafe' from the Open Road collection) was ideal to set a girly tone, and I used it in the largest amount. But because I didn't want the page to feel too feminine, I also added in pieces of more neutral patterns - the map paper ('Scenic Route' from Open Road) and a gray grid background ('Main Street' from Open Road).
A few die cuts and journal cards from the Open Road collection also mixed in nicely to create a layered backdrop for my photo and journaling. Then it was time to have fun embellishing. I selected various bits and pieces based on color - touches of aqua, yellow and pink were what I sought out in my Crate stash. I ended up pulling pieces from Oh Darling, Love Notes, and Stylebook to accent the layout.
The Banner Thickers from the Oh Darling line were a great way to add texture and dimension to my title when paired with a die cut word. I also added several chunky pieces of chipboard around the page, using the Black Speedometer from Open Road right next to my photo to draw the eye there. I also tucked in three die-cut vellum doilies (from the Styleboard line) to form a visual triangle around my grouping. They are soft and subtle but help frame my focal point.
I hope you've been inspired to pull out your Crate stash to scrap a favorite summer memory! Just let your photo dictate your color selection and don't be afraid to mix and match to your heart's content. Happy scrapping!