Have you ever heard it said that it is impossible to be sad while climbing a mountain? I would add, it is also impossible to be sad while sitting under a tree or listening to the waves of the ocean crash. I have always loved nature and as much as I love to enable others when it comes to retail therapy, the truth is the best things in life really are free! I hope that you have been having a truly amazing summer taking advantage of everything wild and free that nature has to offer!
Today I am sharing a layout of my family (or at least a large number of us) on vacation in Colorado a few summers ago. My son Jack had spent a week at skateboarding camp at Copper Mountain near Vail, Colorado and the whole family got to go to pick him up when camp was over! We stayed a few days to enjoy the views and some outdoorsy activities together.
I can't believe how productive I have been scrapbooking summer memories using Glam Camp. I just love all of the juxtaposing natural, raw elements like wood grain, burlap, and cork with the botanical and flowery patterns. But what about that little deer? Have you ever looked at something like this and wondered where and how to use it in your scrapbooking?
In this layout I fussy cut from the large floral pattern and really went all out layering in the gold doilies and other gold foil ephemera. The Maya Road resin deer in that creamy mint color (which they actually call the aqua) really pops contrasted against the soft corals on top of the other wow factor-the burlap bow from Fancy Pants Designs.
Here is a design tip for you: When you look at a design element you may not have worked with before, such as this little deer, try not limit yourself to thinking about it literally. Maybe the color will add just the perfect pop of an accent color to an otherwise conventional palette. Or, maybe it will convey a certain theme or mood -whether it is artsy, modern, vintage, quirky, or any other style out there, you too can stay in step with the trends without getting lost in the woods!
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