These Are the Days! by Cristina Sales

These Are the Days! by Cristina Sales

Hi everyone, welcome back on the Simple Stories blog, Cristina here today to show you a new project made with the Hello today brand new collection.  

I share with you a mini album with the dimensions 8x4.5 inches. 

Finally a breath of fresh air thanks to the soft colors and versatile designs of this  collection. Each sheet is dedicated to a month of the year and you can choose to use the side with the full-page pattern or cut out the back using the journal cards or the various drawings inspired by the month.




I wanted to make a gift to a friend who had lots of unused photos of a vacation with dear friends and I chose to print the photos in black and white to give more prominence to the  decorations.  






The structure was created as I added the pages without a precise starting idea and it was really fun to find out what I had done at the end. Probably if I had to do it again it would be completely different this time, lol :)  





I printed the photos full-page to be able to dedicate the decoration part on the previous page having a lot of space available and then I'm able to apply the decorative techniques I prefer such as layering, clustering and the rule of thirds.  

I think that studying the decorative composition of a photo is essential to obtain a high impact visual effect, who knows if I succeeded? ;)  




This is my project full of decorative elements that Simple Stories collections offer us, as usual my favorites are brads and puffy stickers, but in this album I also  used foam stickers a lot because the big phrases are perfect and also perfectly match each other, ephemera die-cust, lbel, tags and chipboard allowed me to create well balanced and harmonious combinations.  

I hope you like my project and if you have any questions please leave me a comment in the form below and I’ll keep in touch with you.  

Thanks for joining me today and see you next time.  


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