Thursday, September 17, 2020

Life Crafted Album Spread with Shannon


Hello there, crafty friends! Shannon here with a Life Crafted spread mostly using the September 2020 add on kit. I used a mix of Instax page protectors (coming to the Citrus Twist shop soon!) and a full-size page. I really enjoy the variation in sizes on either side! Plus, the alpha in the add on kit is large and certainly calls for a larger page size.

I did use one item from the September 2020 Life Crafted kit, and that is the journaling card in the upper left corner. I used the digital version of the card so I could resize it to fit in the Instax-sized pocket. All I had to do was type my journaling on it and print it out. Next to it, I added a photo that I made into an Instax print using a Photoshop template that I made (you can find the free download in the Citrus Twist Kits Fan Page group on Facebook). To jazz it up a little, I added a few bits of ephemera from the September 2020 add on kit. I wanted to make sure I had some silver/holographic ephemera on there to be a common thread throughout my spread. 

In the wide horizontal Instax pocket below that, I created a cluster full of all the pretty ephemera pieces from the September 2020 add on kit. The ephemera pack included is from Heidi Swapp and it's so full of a wonderful variety of pieces in her eclectic style. I pulled out pieces that matched the color scheme that I used throughout the rest of the spread. The polaroid frame would have been perfect for a photo but I chose to use the Good Life stamp set to fill it in with a sweet sentiment instead. I also used the True Life stamp set to do some repeated stamping on the "today was" label.

I tried to keep the right side of the spread fairly simple and neutral since the left side has a lot going on. I used the woodgrain paper from the September 2020 Life Crafted Kit for the background. The kit and paper pack are sold out but you can get the digital version still. I picked out a few pieces of ephemera from the September 2020 add on kit to put around my photo. I liked the photo corners but I didn't like them on my photo so I put them behind it for a different look. The tag at the top of my photo pulls the silver/holographic color onto this page. I finished it all off by splitting my title on top of and below my photo using the large coral foam alphas from Simple Stories.

I hope you enjoyed this walk through my process. I can't wait to see what you create with the September add on kit!

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