Looking back through any given week of scrapbook postings on the blog, it's not too hard to see I rely heavily on my Silhouette Cameo for most of my page designs. When I got the machine (back in 2010, maybe?) it really changed the way I scrapped. All of sudden, I could cut out any shape, letter or design I wanted quickly - no more painstaking hand cutting! - and it really opened up my imagination.
Whenever I'm stumped as to where to begin a page, I often turn to my Silhouette. I love creating large background designs that can be filled with papers or embellishments. These type of cut files create little "homes" for things and it helps take a lot of the guesswork out of designing a page.
To scrap these photos of Hayden triple jumping, I designed an arrow background to get me rolling. Why arrows? They are a great way to add motion to a page and look especially ideal on sports/athletic layouts. Arrows can also be used to show progress or a goal being reached. And both of of these happen to fit the theme of my page!
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Once I had the arrows cut, I used my photos to help me select supplies. The aqua, orange, yellow and black papers were selected because they complemented the photos without taking focus away from them. It may seem like a lot of colors to include on one page, but having each of them "contained" inside the white arrow helps minimize their visual impact.
If you'd like to download this arrow background, it's free over at the BasicGrey blog today. There's also lots of project inspiration to be found there, so don't miss it!
Thanks for joining me for today's celebration. And here's to celebrating scrapbooking every day of the year!