Documenting Me by Nathalie DeSousa!
Nathalie with you today with some inspiration on documenting yourself. I know most of us have a hard time taking pictures of ourselves/selfies which results on the lack of your presence on your documenting. Here is where the new Simple Stories I AM 2020 comes in to save your day. All the papers and designs are just perfect to bring your story forward. Let me show you:
I started the page by, literally, copying the design the papers created when fanned out on the page. I used the b-side of the Blooming Paper as the background for the page; then cut papers from the 6x8 paper pad, 3x4 elements and Fierce papers to create the paper fan idea on the page. I took my time hanstitching the edges of the paper.
The starting point of the papers create the perfect spot for my pictures. However the stitched edges of the papers are a great place to add embellishments, such as phrase stickers, ephemera, brads and enamel dots. I even used the gorgeous foam gold alpha words to set my title in place along the stitched edge of the top paper.
I added a small piece of vellum behind the picture and set it at the corner above the paper fans. I pulled one of the journaling ephemera to anchor the cluster of embellishments to the layout and picture. All the floral in this collection are amazing!!!
Just to balance the bottom cluster, i added a second one to the top of the page. To make the page cohesive, i repeated a few of the banner ideas in the cluster, and added a butterfly to each of the major clusters
I love how my crazy ideas turned into this colorful an beautiful layout all about ME. I am sure the new I AM 2020 will become a new favorite of yours. Remember to share with us what you created with the Simple Stories collections.