Saturday Scraplift: Colors, Photos, Embellishments, Action!

You just can’t go wrong with a color scheme of red, white, and blue. It’s great for Fourth of July pages as well as nautical layouts like Jana Holden’s (jlholden15) Lighthouses by the Sea. I was drawn to Jana’s page by the strong blue background and by the tightly clustered photos in the center. She did a wonderful job grounding her photos with a mat and brushwork and completed the design with perfectly chosen embellishments. Here’s how the Creative Team interpreted Jana’s page:


Amy (mymalloryboys) lifted Jana’s color combination for a fun Fourth of July page focusing on her three handsome sons. In her trademark style, Amy has tucked lots of season-appropriate goodies around her photos to extend the holiday theme.

sat_scraplift_fourth_of_july_traditions_web[1]Credits: Beneath Walls Paper Pack, Clipped Banner Flags No. 02, Vintage Photo Frames No. 32, Pinned Wood Veneers No. 01, Americana Sprinkled Clusters, Clock Parts No. 05, Bradded Photo Frames No. 01, Stacked Photo Clusters, Snap Frames and Edgers No. 01, Swimmies Element Pack, Hung Up Tags, Wooden Alphabet No. 02, Americana Clusters, Tagging Sentiments No. 02, Starburst Buttons, Stars and Flourishes Brushes and Stamps, Star Glows Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Americana Charm Freebies, Sweet Rose Bay Solids Paper Pack, Cut Ups: Summertime, Hand-drawn Frames: Number One 12×12, From My Bookshelf Blendables No. 04, Malabar Kit, Light as a Feather No. 02, Bookworm Alphabet, Typesets: Uncle Sam No. 01 Brushes and Stamps

Joanne (jcaruth910) also created a page about her sons – her grown up, golf-playing sons. I love the sophisticated color scheme she chose and that detail shot of her son’s cap and sunglasses. Her brushwork and layers provide the perfect background for her design.

SSL_071313_upload[1]Credits: Layer Works No. 337, Yes Awesome Brushes and Stamps, Fore! Mini Kit, Text Frames: Life 12×12, Journey Back to Ireland Paper Pack, Lens Flare Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Edge Overlays No. 01, Krafty Guys Paper Pack

My page is boy-centered, too – my grandson celebrating his seventh birthday last year. I lifted Jana’s multiple mats, a technique that really appeals to me. And I used a solid blue background, the color drawn from Sam’s giant birthday cookie.

turning7Credits: June Kit, Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 02, Americana Classics Paper Pack, Rope Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Paint Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Slide Reels No. 01, Symbology Spot Strips Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Roughed Up Notebook Paper Pack No. 04, Clean Stitched Borders: White No. 02, Taped Photo Collages No. 01, Banner Words Brushes and Stamps No. 10, Enamel Alphabet No. 01: Navy Blue, Hidden Meadow Element Pack, Dog Park Element Pack, Thankful Memories Element Pack, Drop Shadow Styles No. 02

Jana’s page is a gold mine of ideas for scrapping several photos on a single page. I’m anxious to see the page it inspires you to create. Post your lift in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery so we can leave you some love.

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2 Responses to Saturday Scraplift: Colors, Photos, Embellishments, Action!

  1. susan dingess says:

    Jana’s page is gorgeous; somehow the blue, red and white look so intense, beautiful.
    I love each lift, also!

  2. Jana Holden says:

    Wow! I feel honored to be this weeks scrap lift challenge! Thanks so much and I love seeing all the different takes! Happy Saturday!

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