Friday, August 31, 2012

Sometimes,Simple Is Best

Sometimes, I create simple pages. It does not mean they are plain. It means, to me, that I chose not to use a lot of techniques on that page.I merely chose elements and placed them in an manner which I felt was visually pleasing. It also does not mean that my layout is devoid of a deeper meaning. Some photos call for deep stories while others do not.Some photos can tell more than one story.


Snap Crackle Pop by Christy Strickler Supplies Patterned Paper,Stickers, Alphas: Pink Paislee; Other: Sequins, Jewels

For whatever odd reason, I associate Rice Krispy Treats with the Fourth of July. I don't have any proof, but I am pretty sure that my Grandmother made them every year around this time when I was a very young. So rather than use these photos for a story about making Rice Krispy treats ( which is sort of a plain story anyway),I chose to document this half remembered tradition of my youth.
The page came together quickly. The patterned paper already had the frame around it. I used  matching border stickers and embellishments.Then I sprinkled jeweled stars ( one of my new favorite embellishments) and some sequins across the page for a little dimension. I sewed a little under the title, added journaling and then the page was done. It's simple,but I like the way it accents my story.
Sometimes simple is good. 

1 comment:

  1. Cute page, Christy!! I love this line and have used it for some of my 4th of July pages and I love how you used it to go along with the story on your page!