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Winter Ball by AMANDA KING
Hello Mad Scrappers! Amanda here with a second page made using Vicki Boutin’s Storyteller collection, and this time it’s a double. I’m making a university album for my daughter and she gave me six photos from their 2019 Winter Ball.
I was in two minds about my background, choosing between the quieter navy script b-side of Patchwork and the bolder navy print of Stardust; in the end I combined the two, with a strip of Stardust across the top of the double page with the script below and a line of photo-strip washi tape along the join.
It became literally a page of two halves as some of the photos had very dark backgrounds and the rest were much lighter and brighter. On the left side, I aimed to lighten up the darker photos by placing them on a large shape cut from the ombre b-side of the Medley paper, and on the right side I matted the lighter photos on navy cardstock before layering them on a panel of Patchwork paper.
I think this balanced up the disparity in colours between the photos and made for a harmonious double. I then aimed to tie the two sides together with my extra elements. I started with two strips of the Sequence paper, one at each end of the photo block, and then I fussy-cut the strip of tickets from the Plot paper. I added a few at each side, positioned to look like one long line, and tucked a starry branding strip in with them to repeat that pattern from the top of the page.
I added my title vertically on the right-hand side using Avenue Thickers from Pink Paislee’s 5th & Monaco collection; these are my current favourite font and I may well buy another pack while I can.
I used three hearts from the Cardstock Sticker sheet as the basis of my embellishment clusters, which I popped up on foam squares above labels die-cut from a pink tag on the Plot paper and some gold glitter tape from my stash.
There’s such a lot going on with a double page that I find myself being quite restrained with the embellishments. There are some lovely pieces on the sticker sheet, but I couldn’t make most of them fit and I just added a navy blue phrase sticker, which I ran vertically to match with the direction of my title. I finished off with trios of enamel dots in five places plus a liberal spattering of gold mist.