I am a fan of scrapping "in the season" - making back-to-school layouts in the fall, bright summer pages in the heat of July, and jolly holiday pages in December. But creating for manufacturers and magazines who often work a good six months ahead of the season means that isn't often possible. So when I recently had the opportunity to create a page for BasicGrey using the new Aurora collection, I jumped at the chance to use it with some recent photos of Hayden sledding. The mix of cool colors in this line (like navy, aqua, purple and grey) make it a great match for those snowy winter shots you are probably snapping right now!
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Since my photos were predominately white, I opted for a colored cardstock background to help them pop. This particular aqua is patina from Bazzill and I buy it in bulk along with kraft, white and black because it's surprisingly versatile (and it's just a really yummy color!). Along with cool colors like the ones in the Aurora collection, it also plays well with red, yellow, orange and coral.
The argyle die-cut (available as a free download on the BasicGrey blog) was a perfect framework for incorporating a few of the patterns. After adhering the papers behind the die cut, I stitched it in place for a bit of added texture. Then I layered lots of the chipboard and arylic shapes over the top. I used three groupings of circular elements to help create a visual triangle in the design and balance the straight lines and sharp angles of the diamonds.
I'm looking forward to snapping lots of seasonal photos in the next few weeks and hopefully scrapping them in the new year! So what's on your work table this December?