December Daily - Day 17 - Grace's Christmas Dance Recital
I FINALLY had a really good reason to use all of the pink in my stash. Woot woot! All of this pink paper and stars are from the Ali Edwards December Daily Kit from 2014.
Granted my niece Grace is wearing purple but purple and pink go together like peanut butter and jelly so I figure it's all good.
The entire layout. I had fun with this one. Did some different things I don't normally do. I'll get to all that below but looking at this page I will say I used the visual triangle again to connect the two pages.
Visual Triangle: Stars on the top left (#17), a star on the bottom right picture of Grace twirling and a star within a circle on the right page in the layout.
It's one of my favorite design techniques. I like how it can draw the eye across a layout so even if you have a lot going on but make sure to have the obvious "triangle" it'll help keep your layout cohesive.
I had a hard time deciding which pictures of Grace I wanted to post because, and trust me on this, there were A LOT. Most of the time when I photograph her dance recital I just sit there watching her through the lens of my camera snapping away hoping I get something good.
You just never know what she's going to do. What's going to look fun. What will look cute. etc.
For the day 17 I used two pieces of paper. One had the little thin stars on it. I used that as a background and cut out a circle (which I used on the bottom half of the layout) and then stapled a plastic star in there to fill up the space. The 17 are silver thickers from American Crafts.I put the 17 on a punched out circle on pop dots.
I liked the 3 different levels represented; recessed, flat and raised.
The picture of Grace was just her posing for me. I needed to have just one where she wasn't moving.
This picture is my favorite. She's biting her lip, twirling, her skirt is moving, legs crossed...it's so cute. I added a pink gradient on the bottom of the picture using Photoshop Elements. I thought it would match nicely with the pink theme of the layout...and let's be honest, cuz I just learned the gradient trick and have been desperate to try it out. This picture definitely fit the bill.
I used a circle punch on the star paper to get this attachment. It served two purposes; one of which I didn't even realize. 1. to cover up the little girl (who I don't know and didn't have permission to post a picture of) and 2. to complete my visual triangle.
This is my contact sheet. I thought it was a good way to include all those pictures that I loved but just couldn't justify as a main picture to blow up to 3x4.
I have a Canon Pixma printer and as part of the printing capabilities you can make a contact sheet. All I had to do was pick out the pictures I wanted then print it out. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. :)
I made this embellishment using a circle punch of a piece of the pink paper, a smaller circle punch of white paper, a pink plastic star from Ali and the chipboard "make merry" sticker.
Thank you for reading this post. If you have any questions or comments please post below. I'd be happy to answer any questions that you have on this layout or the processes behind it.
Have a great day!