Afterwards I realized how “non-sand” colored the playground really was. I should have not made my sand so tan. Oh well, there’s contrast. I kept the layout simple since my focus was on the idea of Tiny Tot on the swing in such a contemplative mood, it seemed. My base for this page is from my very old pack of “In Colors”, the very first one I bought back in 2006 I think, and a pattern by Pop Culture that goes well. I used two solid SU card stocks for the title cut from the Hello Kitty Font Cricut cartridge. Kristy had a piece of turquoise chain that was perfect for accenting the chain of the swing and the color of the outfit in the photos. I was first going to just use the one photo, but instead add 3 smaller ones, creates a nice balance. I have been re-reading Ali Edwards book “A Designer’s Eye for Scrapbooking”. I am reminded to create more journaling. I used to be a writer and yet II ‘m lucky to have a title on my pages. I have so many feelings and impressions of this wonderful and precious Tiny Tot, there is no reason I should keep them only in my head. I create these pages for posterity, and one day my memory may falter. If I put it down now, she may enjoy the albums more when she is grown.
I used watercolor crayons I bought from Stampin’ Up years ago. Although I would love to really get into watercoloring on a larger scale, for now my pencils and crayons are enough and so much easier.
Have a happy weekend, leave me a comment about your ideas on watercolor if you care to. Thanks to stopping by.