In our digital age, it's not often we handle actual strips of film, but we love to scrapbook with this motif as it represents something we hold very dear to us - our pictures! Our focus in May is on photos and today we're talking about scrapping with filmstrips. Here are some inspiring ways we're seeing this icon used and some ideas you can try for yourself.
- CREATE CONTRAST and PLAY WITH COLOR. The weighty black design of a filmstrip makes the perfect bold contrast against the Springy colors we see in Lexi's page. Contrast creates interest; experiment with different colors and patterns and have fun!
- DISPLAY A SERIES OF PHOTOS. A filmstrip is a perfect solution when you can't narrow down the photos you want to scrap. Jenni directs the attention of the viewer to one photo in a series by placing a die cut circle over it.
FILL IT IN WITH GOODIES. A column of windows just begs to be filled with not only your photos, but stamping, word stickers and other favorite embellishments. (We actually see filmstrips used this way in many of the examples in today's post.) We love how Lory incorporated it in her Project Life spread.
USE IT AS A BORDER The long rectangular shape naturally makes a great line element on a page. Ankekramer uses it to anchor her photo and embellishments.
LAYER WITH A FILMSTRIP Nancy splits the strip in half and uses it to bridge the sides of her double-page spread. She's placed it over top of two larger photos, tucked a miniature photo inside, and finally, layered her title over top of it.
REPEAT IT Why not add another when the first one was so fun? Jill Sprott uses the design principle of repetition to document her daughter's unique talent; not only is this approach pleasing to the eye, but it gives you more opportunities to play with your supplies as you fill in each "window."
SET THE SCENE. Fill in your filmstrip with landscape photos or embellishments depicting the "where" in your story like we see in the card above by Laura ODonnell and the seasonal page by helpmeronda.
Ready to add a filmstrip to your next project? Browse our hand-picked filmstrip favorites here:
See more on our May focus of photos by checking out our May Garden Girl project release and our inspiration board on Pinterest. Play along with this theme for yourself by using the hashtag #2Peasfocusonphotos on Twitter and Instagram for your chance to win a generous prize pack (details here). Have fun!
Happy May Day, scrappers! A fresh month means a new batch of projects from the Garden Girls. This month our focus in the Garden and in the store is on photos! See how the Garden Girls are using photo-inspired products, as well as what creative things they've done with photos on our Pinterest board here (you may just spy a new face in the Garden as well!). Check out our inspiration for this topic here.
Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest, as well as sign up for our newsletters to see more of how we're inspired by photos this month. Play along with us this month by tagging us on your favorite social media platform and using the hashtag #2peasfocusonphotos for your chance to win this prize pack:
We hope you enjoy this month's theme as much as we are!
Congrats to sassiescrapper - you are last month's hashtag winner! Thansk for playing along; the prize will be sent to the address in your Two Peas account shortly.
As we near the end of our color month focus, we thought we'd give you one last post with inspiration for pulling color in your projects!
1. Check out this helpful color wheel guide by Erica Hernandez from the archives of our Garden section.
2. Try working with a color family like neutrals, brights, pastels, and primaries. Here's what the Garden Girls did with color families for this month's theme:
3. Be a student of color and take a workshop. Through the Kaleidescope by Amy Heller is completely focused on this subject. Amy is an expert on the topic and has a background in art direction.
Art Class by Wilna Furstenberg. It was released earlier this year and can still be found in our Hot Products section with 30 perfect ratings. Wilna encourages you to experiment and play; there's an artist in you and she is your biggest cheerleader. Color is such an important tool for an artist, and Wilna does not disappoint.
Start Here by Lisa Truesdell. In this mini $12 workshop, you'll get an entire chapter dedicated to being inspired by color. A perfect choice if you're budget is tight, but you're itching to learn and in need of some motivation.
We hope you feel more equipped to pull together just the right colors to record your memories!
Blues and purples; the colors of blue skies and sweet lilacs. The last hues we'll be admiring as we near the end of our month of color. Here's how the Garden Girls used them:
Kristina plays with a gradient of aqua blue by handcutting arrowheads. This big-impact design not only leads your eye to her focal point, but imitates the sky in her photo. Brads, wood veneer and tiny arrows make the page complete.
Nancy pooled together her supplies in blue and filled each oval in her die-cut background with bits of fun. Notice she's used her enlarged photo almost like another piece of paper; it is the foundation for her title, another photo and additional accents.
Céline uses a complimentary color scheme by bringing in bits of gold and yellow to balance her use of purple. We love the variety of patterns and the neutrals mixed in here.
Bring these cool hues into your own projects! Is your stash a little bare in this area of the color wheel? Browse our selection here.
Check out our Color Inspiration Pinterest board, this month's featured selection, ourInstagram feed and our most recent Garden Girl project release for more on the subject of color. Play along with us this month and tag #2peascolorfulworld on your favorite social media platform for a chance to win big (details here)
Green. It's such an easy color to like; we see it in nature, in Spring fashion, and in our papercrafting supplies! We love its many tones and shades like mint and emerald green (the Pantone color of the year). Here is how the Garden Girls infused this much-loved hue into their layouts:
Paige has gathered bits of green and built her page layer by layer, starting off with a mint cardstock base, tucking elements under her photos, adding finishing on top of her pictures and layout like a jeweled pin and dots of mist. We adore the rows of treasures and her custom chevron design.
Green is Jill's favorite color and we love that she was unfraid of swinging from blue-greens to yellow-greens on this page. She gives some helpful tips on using a color in a dominant way without it overwhelming your project here.
Kristina created a striking cover for a mini album by playing with paint. Watch this design come together from start to finish in her In the Mood to Scrap video tutorial here.
Experiment with this color for yourself with the help of our selection here. We can't wait to see what you come up with!
Check out our Color Inspiration Pinterest board, this month's featured selection, our Instagram feed and our most recent Garden Girl project release for more on the subject of color. Play along with us this month and tag #2peascolorfulworld on your favorite social media platform for a chance to win big (details here)
We've had rain, rain and more rain this week at Two Peas headquarters. Our focus on orange and yellow this week has brightened things up for us (you may have noticed these sunny hues in our newsletter, Instagram feed and Pinterest board). Here's a look at how the Garden Girls have been scrapping with them:
Marcy pulled a variety of pieces together like labels, buttons, patterned papers, clips and brads to record her son's favorite color. A neutral background keeps the concentration of color from being too overpowering.
Jen creates a warm and inviting page by using a variety of oranged like tangerines and golds. Notice she even layers color onto color ... a golden butterfly is embellishmed with a button strung with twine.
Lilith creates a magical background with layers of ink and gesso. She's reinforced the mood of her page by using words like "happy", "my fave", "amazing" and "my sunshine."
A no-fail color pairing? Grey and yellow. Laura's layout here is proof that this will work every time. Also, you'll see she's piled on the patterns here. By keeping to one color scheme, you can get away with using multiple patterns without overwhelming the viewer.
Add some happy to your projects with our yellow and orange selection here!
Check out our Color Inspiration Pinterest board, this month's featured selection and our most recent Garden Girl project release for more on the subject of color. Play along with us this month and tag #2peascolorfulworld on your favorite social media platform for a chance to win big (details here)
Our theme this month is color and we are having so much fun with it! If you're signed up for our newsletter or follow us on Instagram or Pinterest, you may have noticed we've been adoring reds and pinks this week. Let's take a look at what the Garden Girls did with these colors. Try infusing color in your next project with the ideas they've shared!
Corrie uses a range of shades of pink and pulls all sorts of patterns together. Her design is unified by stacking the strips of pink and stitching through them, creating one large background unit.
Lisa plays with red elements and gives them a "home" within the circles on her layout.
Wilna splits her page in half; one side is filled with a pink floral pattern and the other is dotted with splatters of pink paint. How will you use these colors?
You can browse our red and pink product picks here!
Check out our Color Inspiration Pinterest board, this month's featured selection and our most recent Garden Girl project release for more on the subject of color. Play along with us this month and tag #2peascolorfulworld on your favorite social media platform for a chance to win big (details here)!
Welcome to April! A new month means a new Garden Girl project release and focus in the store. Our design team worked with their assigned colors or color schemes and made AMAZING pages you won't want to miss. You can see them grouped together on our Pinterest board here, and their inspiration here.
And finally, play along with us on your favorite social media platform and you could win this colorful prize pack made up of Doodlebug, Studio Calico, Bella Blvd, American Crafts, Simple Stories, Ali Edwards, My Minds Eye + more!
We want to see what colors you are using in your projects as well as the products you're scooping up from the Two Peas store. Just use the tag #2peascolorfulworld for your chance to be entered! We'll draw a winner at the beginning of next month and post it here on the blog.
Congrats to kraftybuns - thanks for playing along with our shape theme last month and Instagramming your Two Peas order! The March prize pack will be shipped to you shortly. :)