It’s time to say goodbye to 2017, and hello to 2018! Do you have any fun traditions for New Year’s Eve? We usually just stay in and watch movies or go out to eat at one of our favorite restaurants. A few years ago, we took the kids bowling. Our youngest had some “interesting” bowling moves, to say the least! I thought it would be fun to document the photos with the new Good Vibes collection. It’s got a little bit of a retro vibe, that worked perfectly with the Black & White photos that I used.
Since I was working with a collection, that didn’t have a New Year’s theme, I had to get a little creative. I decided to create a large title that tied together the NYE theme and the bowling photos…and came up with NYE Ball Drop. I cut the title on my Silhouette Cameo from the Passion patterned paper and then backed some of the letters with the You Rock patterned paper. These papers created a great contrast with the Hashtag patterned paper that I used for the background, and added a masculine look to the page.
When it came to embellishing the layout, I used a mix of stickers, chipboard and ephemera from the collection. Any time I use a large title, I like to layer my embellishments and photos over the letters. I placed the photos at the top and bottom of the layout. Then I created three embellishment clusters in a visual triangle on the layout.
I love to add visual interest to embellishment clusters with a mix of different textures, so I usually mix dimensional pieces with flat pieces. I also like to mix cork embellishments or puffy stickers into the clusters too. Pop dots are a great way to get even more dimension on your projects!
I hope you’ve been inspired today with some fun ideas for documenting your New Year’s photos! It’s always a good idea to think outside the box, when it comes to themed layouts and photos.
Good Vibes Products Used: Crate Paper Good Vibes You Rock (344304), Crate Paper Good Vibes Passion (344305), Crate Paper Good Vibes Hashtag (344309), Crate Paper Good Vibes Stickers (344314), Crate Paper Good Vibes Ephemera Pieces (344313), Crate Paper Good Vibes High Five Puffy Stickers (344316), Crate Paper Good Vibes Chipboard Stickers (344312)