Peg here today to share how I did my February "Summer's Day" challenge page. I struggled a little with the colour palette, so ended up with something that is not really my usual style, the process went like this...
I pulled together some old product from my stash, along with the pics for the story I wanted to tell (already with sanded edges and black matting). That is some patterned brown contact there.
I trimmed the cream card to a 10 1/2" square and matted it on the dark brown, after removing the middle for later use. I trimmed the contact to 5" wide and applied it to the left side of the page, then misted the salmon colour through a stencil and splattered the brown mist.
I added some machine stitching to edges, then stuck my photos down, using foam tape for the main one.
I added reference numbers to the pics, then corresponding subtitles and journalling with Dymo and a black gel pen. I trimmed a piece of patterned paper to 2 1/2" x 6", rounded the corners, cut it in two pieces and tucked it under top and bottom edges of my main pic.
I added the title with foam letters, inking over them lightly with a brown inkpad to catch the edges, then outlining to make them stand out more. I printed the quote on vellum and attached it using tiny staples. I painted the edges of the page with a metallic paint.
Lastly I added some bling and flowers and two lines of black stitching to help with visual flow.
Not my favourite page but it'll do.