Doing a layout that tells a story guides how the page comes together. Doing a layout with a nice photo that just captures a moment allows freedom to really make the page with any supplies.
I'm using this page as the title page for all of 2022. I had already printed the photo 5x7 so I just needed to create a background, add a title and embellishments. Months ago, I ordered some Strathmore 12x12 watercolor paper. It is the only paper that comes in that size I know of, at least that is reasonably cost effective. I wanted to use it for scrapbook backgrounds. For this page, I painted dahlias as that was one of the flowers growing in the garden we were visiting when the photo was taken. I used one of my own yellow dahlias as a rough guide for how to paint them. I added markers for a more graphic look.
The numbers 2022 were actually one of the more challenging aspects of the page. I do want to find different ways to do lettering as I'm not planning to replenish my Thicker stash when I finally wear it down.
Here is the process video:
Likely my future videos will be more technique specific. I enjoy making process videos but with only 100 views or so per video, I honestly do not feel I am reaching a large audience for the amount of work that goes into these. I so appreciate those of you who watch. I do plan to continue to scrap and make videos while looking for a way to create content that helps more people.
Thanks for watching!