My two-page layout for August follows my typical pattern – a layout featuring lots of pictures, usually from some trip and often including family. I loved the vintage look of the papers. My
challenge was how did I fit enough of the pictures in to share a special time my son and I had on a visit to Louisville. I began by designing a background mixing the black and whites and a little color. I used Teresa Collins Notations Music for the left background and the Teresa Collins Notation Journal (dictionary print side) for the right. I then used the Off the Record Village Linen paper, which is a 12” x 12” paper that consists of an 8” x 8” square of four of the prints with the design being smaller than in the 12” x 12” version of the same paper. On the bottom of the left side I used two of the newsprint squares and on the right side two of the green print squares. I inked the background and the newsprint with Black Soot Distress Ink. I added strips on each side cut from the Off the Record Border paper. This is a great way of adding color and interest without using several different strips of paper. I really like the measuring strip piece.