scrapbook page of the day
Another “just finished” page, or as I like to say, “hot off the presses,” not that there are any presses.
Anyway. I did this one for a challenge at thedigichick.com. We were supposed to use a stark white or plain black background and use lots of color that “popped.” I chose to do black since I have no problem making layouts on plain white backgrounds (I like the graphic look of them). The problem I have with black backgrounds is if I want to print them it will suck up all my black ink and I like to print all my layouts.
Since my printer is out of color ink anyway I decided to go for it. I can’t print anything right now. I also got to use some new kits I bought last night from funkyplayground.com. They were all cheap. Two I got for full price (around $6) but the others I got for $1-$2 each and they were huge kits with lots of bright fun colors (like the heart, word art and green strip of paper).
I really had no plan going into this layout. I just opened the nicest black paper I had and stared at it for awhile. Then I picked a photo. I liked this one of my youngest daughter, Nora, because it was already pretty black behind her so her face just lit up. I extracted her and stuck her on the black paper and then stared some more.
I noticed the pink and green of her shirt really stood out so I knew those were my colors to use and went searching my stash for appropriate papers and embellishments. It was fun. I just grabbed anything that was in the color scheme and caught my eye. I also used things like brads and eyelets which I rarely put on my pages. Fun, fun, fun. Not sure if I will print it when I get ink, though. I think my printer would have a nervous breakdown, lol. I guess I’ll save it for when I have my pages professionally printed.