When the Notes & Things collection from Crate Paper came out, I had to have it! The feminine touches, color palate and overall feel of the collection just spoke to me. So much so, that putting together this last layout was a breeze.
The background is actually two of the patterned papers, if you look closely. On the left hand side of the page, you will see the thinner lined "arrows" overlayed over the thicker lines, leading into the picture. As that particular piece of paper didn't have the darker contrast in it, I used both sewing maching zig zags and the black frame to bring the darker splash of color to the left hand side of the page. The visual movement of the arrow and lines leading into the center of the page and the picture worked sublimely!
Layers, layers and more layers! I always am drawn to layering Crate Paper's goodies. More so than any other collection. I think it has a lot to do with Christine Middlecamp. She "is" Crate Paper to me. My introduction to Crate Paper came via her and I have alway been a huge fan of Christine's layering and innovative uses for supplies.
There is journaling! It's hidden journaling on that tag that you can pull out from behind the picture. Though the picture reflects a happy time and a happy memory, the journaling is about a bit of a rough patch in our marriage. The week leading up to this moment, I wasn't sure we would be on vacation together. Somehow that trialing time paving the way made the vacation so much more memorable. Not that I want to precede each vacation with such turmoil!
A touch of washi from Little B in the corner to bling things up a tad. What would a layout be without washi? Especially when one has enough to wrap up the house in washi for Christmas!...
Do you have certain scrappers whom you associate with particular manufacturer's too or is it just me? Christine Middlecamp is the epitome of Crate Paper to me, Allison Davis is the epitome of sketches and Debbie Standard is the epitome of Core'dinations. I can't think of any others off the top of my head.