STORY OF THE PAGE: When I got my first digital SLR camera back in 2004, I took a selfie with my then five-year-old shadow. Seventeen years later, he granted me a new one. I love scrapbooking spans of time, even though it literally shows me how fast this life goes. I truly love seeing these two photos together on a page.
DESIGN STUFF: This page sports a very symmetrical balance. Visual content is nearly the same from side to side. The little year tabs mirror and reflect from each other, also adding a bit of repetition with the color black on the page. More repetition is added with the small, blue epoxy hearts. I added a bit of patterned paper just for a bit of color and to ground the design a bit.
TECHNICAL SHIT: This is a classic hybrid page. I used this template as my base, and broke things out to print them separately. What does that mean? I printed the two photos by creating a new 6 x 4 document and adding one photo at a time (complete with its layer mask) and printed them out on photo paper. Next, I took the rectangle shape you see where the patterned paper is, and turned that into a PNG, which I then dropped into my Silhouette Studio software so I could cut out a piece of paper with a circle right in the center. Then I sized down the circle art to fit one of the punches I have laying around, and printed it and punched it out. Lastly, I printed out the journaling and all of the other stuff onto a piece of white card stock. Then I assembled it all for the final look.
I love how minimal the page is. It suits a page about my now teenaged boy. Simple. Sleek. Cool.
Patterned papers and embellishments are from Studio Calico.
This is the template I used to make the page. It’s part of a handful of new releases.
Here are the rest of my new releases. They are on sale today for 20% off. (Click on images for more details.)