Hello OA fans! Melanie here today to challenge you to scrap those Spring time activities, yes you heard me right, SPRING time activities!!!!! March is finally here and hopefully it means that the beautiful weather is just around the corner, waiting to bring along all those fun activities like going to the Sugar Bush. I know this is more a Northern activity but I thought I could still share it with you. The sugar bush is a yearly tradition with my family, we plan an outing to our local Sugar Bush to enjoy maple syrup, large amounts of pancakes and taffy on snow. It was my youngest daughter’s first time tasting taffy, at first she was very skeptical and unsure of that “sticky” stuff but she quickly developed a taste for this sweet stuff and nothing could come between her and her taffy. The SaturdayMornings collection ideal to document such an activity!
When I first sat down to create this layout I wanted to do a grid design using the Memory Card mix, after a copious amount of moving things around, I decided to go back to creating with layers, it’s what I do! I still used with the Memory Cards but instead of using them as focal points, I used them to create layers. I also recycled a glassine bag to create a subtle layer, I collect (ok hoard!) these glassine bags, I love how they bring a touch of softness to any project. The Memory Cards were also ideal for incorporating my journaling, which I did using my vintage typewriter.
After establishing my layers, it was time to create clusters using the Saturday Morning Tidbits, Designer Brads, Daily Flash Chipboard Stars and Daily Flash Tin Pins. When creating clusters I will always repeat the same elements, in this case I used stars, brads and stickers. By doing so it creates a cohesive design that is intriguing but not overwhelming. Also by layering the embellishments you will create depth and dimension, which is also always eye catching.
To finish my design I used the Daily Flash Roller Stamp, the OA roller stamps are my favorite in the scrapbooking industry. I always reach for my OA stamps, they have become a staple in my projects. This time I used gold ink to compliment the gold mist splatters.
I hope you will be able to go out and enjoy some Spring time activities! If you decide to use the Saturday Mornings collection to scrap those activities be sure to upload to the October Afternoon Flickr gallery, post it on our Facebook page, or connect with us on Instagram via #octoberafternoon.