Monday, 14 July 2014

"The Sun Never Lets us Down"- Scrap 365 Magazine Publication {Aug/Sep 2013}

Hello again!  Back with another 2013 publication in Scrap 365 Magazine, to share.
I remember that this was for the Weather Gallery.  Now here in Durban we have
a lot more Summer than we do Winter.  We have a couple of months of colder
days but I can usually last all year round in my flip-flops & just add a cardigan!!

As you can see I created my photo mats with washi tape, which was a fun
 way of using it.  I also misted & splattered a bit.  I used to be a great fan of 
long titles but haven't done them now for quite some time as alphas are no
 longer in fashion compared to die-cut titles now.

I love fresh, white backgrounds.  I think they are totally timeless & great as a base
 for pops of colour, but I've also seen that for print publications they don't
 photograph very well.  The white alphas that look great here & in real life hardly
 showed up in print (white on white = not a good idea for print pubs in future).

This is an example of how you can layer things up without making a very
 bulky page.  The Prima wood icons are thin, as is the washi & the die-cut 
{Cheery Lynn} doily.

The Studio Calico mask is one that I don't use a lot {in fact I think I may have sold
 it in my recent destash} as it's too modern for my style, but went well with the
 SUN theme.  Thanks for looking today!!  Have a good week :-D


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow! This is gorgeous! I loveeeeee the colors and that title!!!!!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Gorgeous page Helen!! Brilliant to use washi tape as the layers under your photo and I love the bright colours!! Stunning all round!! ox

yyam said...

Love the fun fresh feel of the page. And those washi tapes as a photo mat look awesome!

Lynnda said...

Gorgeous page Helen!! Hugs x

Lizzy Hill said...

You got me moving, Helen - finally put up some of my 365 LOs too!!! LOOOVED this one when I saw it in the it still. It has SUCH a summer vibe:):)

dstandard said...

Love the use of the washi tape! Fabulous page!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Fun fam layout! Great use of washi tapes and I love the typography!:)

Sandi Clarkson said...

That yellow just really makes this page! Such a fabulous color against the white! The stencil you chose couldn't be a better match for this sun filled page!

Helen Wallace said...

Fresh, fun and summery. Love the washi tape mats and the misting/masking. The longer title looks great too :D

Unknown said...

Love it!! ...and yes ,it's SA,the sun never let's you an ex-South African,living in Canada now, I can't agree with it more...<3

Lynette Jacobs said...

Beautiful page what you did with the washi and your awesome title too. Wouldn't mind your weather right now.

Mitralee said...

ADORABLE! Love that photo! And your post was very helpful & cool to read! hugs!


Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous page Helen....that dotty washi tape is just gorgeous! Love the long title and design....a lovely, sunny and fun page! ;-)

Marjie Kemper said...

Super LO! I really love the big title and the mix of fonts you used.