It’s CHA Winter 2016 reveal time over on the Bella Blvd blog! There are 6 new collections, along with new embellishments and a huge Illustrated Faith release. We are starting the reveals today, and will be continuing all the way thru Monday of next week. Today we are sharing the new Let's Go collection.
I created this layout for the catalog, using some photos I borrowed from my good friend Erin Terrell Clarkson. When it comes to travel photos, she always has amazing pictures. I'm extremely limited on travel photos, so I went straight to Erin. I'll be totally honest here, and tell you that I only had three patterned papers to work with for this layout, as the full collection wasn't ready at the time. There's definitely a lot of white on this page, whereas after seeing the full collection (after creating this), it's full of colorful patterned papers.
When doing catalog work, I also work with mock up products when it comes to papers and stickers. Which is why my cute little green scalloped border "sticker" wasn't quite the full twelve inches it should have been to go the full length of the page ;) I decided to use the white and grey airplane patterned paper for the main part of my page, where I knew my title and embellishments would go. I knew they would stand out the best against that paper.
I used the text patterned paper for the sides of the page, making the left side quite a bit wider than the right side. I worked the aqua airplane patterned paper into the bottom of the page, below my two photos, where I knew my journaling strips would go.
For my title, I combined the "go see do" from the chipboard icons, the "travel" die cut from the paper pieces die cut package, and the word "together" which is from one of our new chipboard sheets (coming later this week). I ended up outlining the word "together", along with some of my other die cut pieces, with a black pen to help them stand out a bit more against the white and grey patterned paper.
I really love that the paper pieces are back. The new die cut packs have a lot more designs to choose from, and they're different for each collection. Our previous paper pieces had all of the same shapes, just different colors/sayings, for each collection. I incorporated a few banner pieces, a fun tag, the word "travel", and several clouds from the package. I also worked in a few chipboard elements, with the clouds and the airplane.
Head on over to the Bella Blvd blog, HERE, to see the entire collection, piece by piece, and to enter the drawing for a chance to win-it-before-you-can-buy-it! The randomly chosen winners for ALL of the reveal giveaways will be announced on Saturday, January 9th.