Apparently I decided to take a little hiatus from the blog for March. It wasn't planned, but work projects, kids' activities and a little spring fever may have had something to do with it! I did notice that I've added quite a few subscribers in the past few weeks, so I wanted to say welcome and let you know that I typically have more than two posts per month. March has just been crazy (but good!) and blogging always goes to the bottom of the priority list when life is hectic.
While I've been absent, the newest SCT issue has gone live (you can download it here!) and there are brand new spring kits from SCT Delivered available now (I'll share my projects from the kits in the upcoming days!) And even though Easter has come and gone, I thought I'd share my holiday page from the spring issue here today in case you are looking for inspiration for your Easter photos!
S U P P L I E S :
This double-page spread actually got printed with the right & left half reversed, so the clusters of die cuts and embellies look a little skewed in the magazine. I had designed the embellishment groups (all pieces from the Pebbles Spring Fling line) to create a visual triangle around my pictures and also fill in some of the "blank spaces" that are inevitably part of a two-page layout.
On a few of the flat die cut pieces (the bee, the bunny and the butterfly) I added tiny bits of stitching, just to give them some texture to match the other dimensional elements in the clusters. I love mixing these different types of products together, as they add such great detail to an otherwise simple page! The rosettes, puffy stickers and die cuts are so easy to layer they add a softness to all the straight lines on the page.
The clear rhinestones are the only thing I added to the mix, because you can't forget the sparkle! I used white cardstock for my journaling strips and title, which coordinate with the white photo borders and help add a crisp, clean feel to the spread.
Be sure to check out the spring issue of SCT for even more seasonal ideas and projects. I'm looking forward to perusing mine while on the beach next week, most likely with a margarita in hand (a nice reward for surviving a busy March, no?!)
Hope spring is bringing lots of sunshine & flowers (and maybe a few beach drinks?) to your world!