STORY BEHIND THE PAGE|I was going through my California trip photos when I came upon this imperfectly perfect shot. I had just enjoyed my favorite meal of the trip, Pollo Fundido at Casa Guadalajara in Old Town, San Diego. This dark photo brought me right back to that time and place. Sitting on the quaint patio with its twinkling lights, fountain and mariachi band playing in the background. Sometimes it those technically not great photos that capture the best, simple memories.
DESIGN | The On Trend collection by My Mind’s Eye is all about generic stripes and dots with splashes of mint, pink and orange. I chose it because the pale colors set off the very dark photo. It has just the right amount of pop and festive (in the colors and polka dots) to set the stage.
I kept this design very simple with just two major areas of layering. The first is the background made up of vertical strips of patterned paper layered on a horizontal stripe background. Next, a bed of layers to make the photo pop were created with a polka dot transparency, chipboard frame and tag. SUPPLIES | My Mind's Eye On Trend | Avery Elle Inks | Epson Wide-Formant Printer
I love this paper + glue thing. I love my boy and nieces + nephews. I love a good story (listening to one, telling one, or reading one). I love anything aqua and being married. I love to travel and especial Disney. I freelance in the corporate world and I (sometimes) love that too.
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