Mondays in May with May

While I’m not a big fan of the drink, the line Mint Julep by BasicGrey is by far one of my favorites from them in a long time! Even better? Unlike the cocktail version it is totally calorie free!

Welcome to another installment of Mondays with May! I’m excited to be here, and I’m ready to share
a new layout I created just for the Simon Says Stamp blog. First, here’s a look at this layout as it was in-process.

Once I had chosen a photo to scrapbook, I knew I wanted to build a number of paper layers so I could utilize some of these fantastic patterns. One of the things I find so appealing about Mint Julep is that the patterns for the most part are smaller scale, and they are fairly muted colors. The pops of color come from the solid side of the papers and the embellishments, and I love how that compliments my photos so well.

For this page I used:
1×10 (blue paper), 6×10 (cream), and 7×3 (blue floral), as well as a 4×6 photo

Here is the finished page. You can see I added a doily, but everything else is from the BasicGrey line. To have a playful time and add a lot of small accents without overwhelming my photo and taking over the whole page, I confined myself to playing along the right side of the photo, and just a few accents below and to the left.

The finishing touch for my page was stamping with Hero Arts shadow ink in Navy. That touch of darkness added the contrast I needed, and I love the results!

This dear line from BasicGrey is wonderful for more than scrapbooking little girls though! With minty green, soft blues, and plenty of yellow it could be perfect for any spring, outdoors, or just because layout that you might want to make. Not a scrapbooker? That’s ok too! I am loving it for cards – in fact today on my blog I’ll be posting one if you’d like to see it.

Have a beautiful week- I wish you very happy crafting!

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