Happy Friday, friends! Jana Eubank here. I have always loved the feeling of going back to school! The freshly sharpened pencils, the new box of crayons with their perfect points all lined up in beautiful rows, new clothes and shoes, seeing friends, and the feeling of a fresh start.
For this Back to School page of my son, I decided to use the iconic school symbol ... the apple ... as inspiration. I found this beautiful image of an apple on pinterest HERE to get me started.
I love the simple colors of an apple ... the red of its shiny skin, the green of the leaves, and the black of the stem. I decided to use these colors for my page.
I lined the photos up in a single row in the center of the page, with a block of the Football Throw It paper in the center, cut to the same size of the photos. I decorated this block with Oh My Stars star paper pieces and used an Oh My Stars gift tag for the journaling.
The photos and journaling block are then anchored together with three rows of border stickers from the Soccer Fundamentals Stickers.
Along the top of the photos is where I placed the title; using the "New" acrylic word along with alphabet letter stickers from the Soccer Fundamentals sticker sheet and Tiny Text Pumpkin Spice Stickers.
I decorated the centers of the two letter "O"s with a couple of star die cuts, a button tied with twine, and a clear gem sticker. The green arrow and circular star stickers add a bit of fun to the title as well.
With my design centered in the middle of the page, I felt like it needed to be framed a bit. I decided to "bookend" the top and bottom of the design with strips of the Oh My Stars McIntosh Stars paper with its clean and simple plus pattern. I then used a border punch to add a decorative strip of black cardstock below the top patterned paper strip.
Next time you sit down to scrapbook a page, try using the colors of a simple icon or image to guide your color choices. It was a lot of fun!
Oh My Stars Collection: McIntosh Stars Paper, 6x8 Paper Pad, Gift Tags, Paper Pieces; Football Collection: Throw It Paper; Soccer Collection: Fundamentals Stickers, Ephemera; Acrylic Words: New & Sweet; Tiny Text: Pumpkin Spice Stickers