In continuing my focus on storytelling this year I first started my layout by spreading out all the beautiful products from this month’s release. Next, I looked across all the products to see what stories the products sparked. When I saw the wood veneers I knew that I could use the veneers as bullet points in a letter to my boys.
For the base of my layout I started with two 8.50 x 11 pieces of white card stock. I chose to keep the bulk of my creative paper work to the left side of the spread and my story with the accompanying photo on the right.
I cut various papers from the march kit and the Sunny Days collection in the shape of a pie chart. The pie chart is the main design focus of my spread. I used the wood veneers to act as a tie to the left and right side of the spread through the numbers and journaling.
On the right side of my spread I printed a large photo of my boys right now. Under the photo I added my extended journaling.
For my extended journaling I numbered each of my bullet points with the coordinating wood veneers. I wrote a kind of advise letter to my boys. A letter telling them things I want them to remember as they go through life. You can read my journaling here.
I added a few small embellishments to the right side to tie it in with the left. I wanted to make sure that I had balance across the entire spread, in both weight and color.
I love the final spread! I love the story focus and the way the goodies from Elle’s Studio helped me to dive a little deeper and tell a more complete story. Give this a try the next time you sit down to be creative. Start with story, find the sparks and dig a little deeper.
Have a beautiful day!