Hi Friends! It's Leanne here today with another Project Life instalment. This week - Week 22 | May 26 - June 01, I am sharing my last spread created with the Sassy Scrapper June Project Life kit.
With the remains of my kit, I still had quite a number of 'cut aparts' from the Crate Paper patterned paper and I didn't want any of them to go to waste! This week, I'll share with you how I layer in clusters, without adding bulk to my pages and at the same time, getting the most from the kit that was used.
My photos this week are quite portrait like. Not so much the 'everyday style' or 'kids in action' type shots. When my children are accommodating, I love to grab the camera and just take photos of them. Even if they are posing! And if we happen to be in a gorgeous location, well... that is just a bonus! But I am aware, that most of my photos this week, don't share the whole story of what we did during Week 22. I knew I needed to add some extra journaling.
Firstly, I positioned my photos. Next I chose which of the remaining PL cards or patterned paper I would journal on and then add them to my spread. After these two things were complete, I got to have some fun with layering the remaining embellishments.
I love using ledger paper to type on. I had enough of the reverse side of one of the patterned paper 12x12 sheets to create my own journaling card.
After typing, I simply trimmed my paper, punched holes evenly across the top and then used my scissors to tear from the top of the hole to the top edge of the paper. The journaling was then adhered to some left over cardstock and a small row of stitching applied.
The Teresa Collins stickers have been layered at the lower left hand corner of the journaling to ground the card to the 4x6 patterned paper base.
Most of the layered clusters on this week's spread have some machine stitching added. I have done this to add an extra touch of texture but also to create consistency across the two pages. Adding texture with a few rows of machine stitching easily eliminates the need for elements that may cause those extra lumps and bumps.
White space in photos also creates ideal areas for cluster placement. In the photo above, I captured not only my four children standing (somewhat) still, but the lake in the background. The sentiments on the 'cut aparts' were too beautiful not to use as a feature and so I decided to not worry so much about covering the water with my layers. Besides, I had made a note of what we were doing and where, in my journaling.
The Sassy Shop, currently has the Simple Stories photo flip pockets in stock. I have used one to include some journaling for events that I have no photos of and for some sensitive journaling to be documented underneath. The pockets themselves are very slim line and fit flat to the page.