Hey! Hey! It's looking like I just might get to the blog this week! Today I have a layout that I created for The Project Bin with a newer stamp set called #bff. I just knew exactly which pictures I wanted to use and the Millie and June collection from Fancy Pants is the perfect compliment to both sentiment and subject!
What you cannot really appreciate from this photo or any of the close ups is that background isn't as "messy" as it looks. I used gold shine mist "smooshed" onto the white cardstock and it truly adds a lovely subtle sheen to the background. The pink with gold pineapple and pink "hello sunshine" with gold flower washi's from Michael's compliment the gold found in the patterned paper that is the header of the page. Lots of subtle shimmer and sparkle that reflects the subtle shimmer and sparkle of my Miss Mia!
My original intent had been to stamp this sentiment three times across the width of the page with the word "beautiful" being stamped in three different colors. It was too busy and rather redundant. Once is just perfect! Beautiful! Just like this free spirit with her Dollar Spot fedora!
The contrast of the black and white photo and the color pics on either side of it really played nicely with the stark contrast of the colors in this Fancy Pant's collection. The emotion conveyed in a black and white picture is different from that of a color picture. It has a different volume, per se. Do you like it?
That heart patterned paper was what drew me to this collection in the first place. It grabbed me, sucked me in and made me look at the whole collection. I would have overlooked it otherwise. And I would have regretted it. This is a superb collection! I just ordered a small sampling and wish I had more! Lots more!