Monday's Spring in Color includes a full step-by-step tutorial for creating a true-to-style Marcy Penner layout; simple, modern and mildly layered.
One of the reasons I love using white as a background is that colour pops right off it! While the grass is still not entirely green just yet, it hasn't stopped me from dreaming about Spring colors.
I've been waiting to use this color combination I found on Pinterest for a while now. The colors are just perfect: Tangerine, Strawberry, Mint, & Aqua
I paired it with a photo of my youngest climbing a rock wall last summer. The little color splotches mimicked the foot-holds so well...it's a great match! With a photo that has so much sky in it, I wanted to make sure that I pulled out the airy happy colours from the inspiration.
I started by going through the papers from the newest releases and pulling out the colours in the inspiration piece.
I chose one colour to mat the bottom half of the white cardstock with. Then, I layered additional papers on the right side and arranged my photo on top.
I glued them down once I was happy with them.
I thought the "Take the Scenic Route" from the Journey wood package would work wonderfully next to my plain manila tag. My initial thought was the wood piece would nicely overlap the photo where there was a lot of negative space.
I then tried placing the sign in the center of the white portion of my page and immediately fell in love with the arrangement instead.
I pulled out some arrows and other die-cuts that benefited the idea behind my page and I clustered them around the tag.
Some journaling, stitching, a few more embellishments and I was happy.