Monday, July 20, 2015

Watercolor Memories

I recently picked up a couple of sheets of the new Ken Oliver Watercolor Memories Papers along with a coordinating Ephemera Cut Apart Sheet to create a layout for the Scrappin' Goodtime Design Team. These are not papers that I would have normally chosen for myself, but when Susie showed me this new line I decided to challenge myself to create a layout.

I had some extra time while I was at the store, so I actually created a layout without photos and came up with this.


When I got home and flipped through my storage binders, I found some photos that I thought would work well with these papers. However, my photos were the wrong orientation, so I ended up rotating the layout and adding additional embellishments to make it work.


I'm sharing more photos and information on how I adjusted this layout to fit my photos over on the Scrappin' Goodtime blog today - check it out HERE.

Have you ever created a layout without photos and then needed to make adjustments for it to work once you were ready to add photos and journaling?

9 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

Wow! Those worked out great. I like to new orientation much better.
Rinda

MonicaB said...

These are not the type of papers I would normal use either, you did a great job getting out of your creative comfort zone. The page is beautiful.

Sandra said...

Wow, that looks amazing

Cheryl M said...

Love the watercolor papers but I would use them to create a cute little mini album....HOWEVER, you did a wonderful job with them...nice choice of photos!

Missus Wookie said...

I like the colours, met Ken Oliver at the trade show I went to in February. Enjoyed watching him creating backgrounds.

alexa said...

Wonderful colours ... I love the papers but would struggle to use them, I think. So you have my additional admiration for having made such a great job of making the two blend so well together.

Sian said...

I love how you added the extra embellishments and made it work the other way. That's very clever. I have sometimes made pages without pictures but I've never tried this. Inspiring.

Becky said...

This looks so good! I've be ever created a page without the photos, I always choose the photos first!

Cheri said...

This is exactly the kind of papers I would choose and you did a beautiful job with them!