March is a month of considerable frustration; it is so near spring and yet across a great deal of the country the weather is still so violent and changeable that outdoor activity in our yards seems light years away. Thalassa Cruso
While that is certainly true in my state of Michigan, I know some of you are enjoying warmer weather; and today, whatever your weather, I am bringing you inspirational layouts featuring This is Me March.
I’m fascinated by this layout by Laureen. The mosaic she created is just amazing and works perfectly to showcase her gorgeous butterfly photos. I like the way she added the photos across multiple blocks and filled the remaining blocks with bits from the kit. The folded-paper butterfly is one of my favorite kit elements. Repeating a single element across multiple blocks gives a cohesive appearance to the page.
I like the rounded corners in this layout by Rochelle. I think they soften the look of the page which is perfect for her subject. Her clusters are so pretty and they help the eye take in the entire page. The story told by her journaling is very sweet and an interesting read.
The photo in this layout by Norma represents March perfectly, at least for those who celebrate the holiday. I like the way she used a limited palette to reinforce her theme. Spilling the photo outside the frame is a creative touch. The sketched flowers and leaves make the ideal cluster while placing the brushwork behind. The scribble leads the eye back and forth to the title work and the bead scatter completes the page flawlessly.
The photo series in this page by Kay is so romantic. I like the way she used a journal card to fill one of the template spots while placing another on top of the smaller spots. Her clusters are beautifully shadowed and perfectly placed in a visual triangle which is an appealing design.
This page by Zanthia features such a happy photo and keeping it large makes it the focus. The way she overlapped the paper strips and placed them at an angle makes for a great foundation for her lovely clusters. The cluster at the bottom blends seamlessly with the leaves and flowers in the photo.
Renee also chose a blocked design for her page. I really enjoy this clean style. I think it allows for the perfect mix of papers and embellishments. I like the large vertical photo placed near the center of the page surrounded by smaller, square boxes. She was able to add several clusters, word strips and a journal card without cluttering her page.
As always, I hope I have inspired you with these gorgeous pages. Since so many of them feature a blocked or pocket style design I’d like to invite you to check out the challenge Karen is hosting at GingerScraps: Snickerdoodle Designs Pocket Scrapping Challenge It comes complete with a free template you can use to create your own pocket page.
Enjoy your week and if you are still buried in snow like me, stay warm.