Together | These days Layout | Anna Komenda

Hello Friends. We are having themed week and we are focusing on frames and borders. When I saw it in the schedule, I started thinking of where I can find those. We have some frames in ephemera packs and as a pattern papers. Borders are printed on paper with bunch of other elements to cut out. As I am a bigger fan of frames, I decided to focus on them this time. One of the papers from brand new “These days” collection, called “Wall of fame”, has plenty of doodly frames on one side, so I cut out some of them. And then… I started to wonder how can I incorporate them into layout. I decided it’s time for some fall project! I am not a fan of gloomy and grey days and rainy weather but I totally love first few weeks of autumn with all of their fantastic colors and “These days” collection has a lot of them added.

I took set of leaf dies and I cut out a lot of leaves from beautiful “Daybreak” paper. Ombre pattern with green, yellow, orange and red was made for this kind of projects! Next step was to create a matching, mixed media background with my beloved watercolors. I picked five colors and made few vertical strokes with each of them. Nothing fancy and complicated. When the background was dry, I splashed each color with a matching mist to add some color drops in more vivid shades.

I printed four pictures in small size and filled four frames with them. Rest of the frames became part of the background. I glued them directly to the base I prepared earlier and added photos. Next step was to arrange leaves, color on color, all around the background.

I went through ephemera pack and picked few trees to add them to by composition. I also cut out few colorful butterflies from “Take flight” paper. Color on color technique always gives fantastic results and helps you orginize the page easily. You don’t have to think much on where to place the embellishments – it kind of happensĀ  naturally.

Thanks to my light background I could use some clear stickers included into “These days” collection. Brush strokes matches the messy charakter of my page perfectly. I also added more trees here and there. Puffy stickers and wooden buttons are perfect finishing touches. And there is nothing better for the title than beautiful foam word stickers! Black color stands out great from the backgrund.

I had so much fun making this page and it all came together very easy. I think it’s because of this fantastic color palette. Frames are great for smaller photos and make the shapes of them less common and obvious.

Thank you so much for stopping by and see you in two weeks!

XO Anna