Scrapbook Challenge

LACMA Lights

Blue Tones And L.A. Landmarks

I've come to the end of my stash of recent photos so I've been digging deep into a box of ancient snapshots. Among old homecoming dance photos, pictures of high school friends and envelopes of negatives (yes, negatives! Like, from a FILM camera!) I came across those shots taken at the LACMA. My sister and I went to the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art several years ago when the Tim Burton exhibit was in town. All these lamp posts are out in front of the museum and have been featured in countless movies and photo shoots. When the sky grows dark and they all turn on at night, the atmosphere is quite magical. If you're ever in the neighborhood, I definitely recommend a visit!

The first November challenge over at Lasting Memories was the use of squares on the page. This criteria was met by cutting the photos themselves into squares as well as using a square shaped canvas sticker by Paper House. I like how it also added a pop of red among all the blues.

For this particular page, I started the process a little differently. Since none of the challenges inspiring this page included a color palette, I went to Design Seeds for some inspiration. This site is fantastic for anyone who loves color. My husband and I actually painted our last apartment using color pairings found on this site. Using their color search tool, I looked for selections that would pair nicely with my photo. This is the one I decided on:

The layout itself was taken from the November challenge at Stuck?! Sketches. The layout was so simplistic that I ended up embellishing it and adding a little more to it and moving where the title was meant to go. I stuck with a simplistic background from the Royal Garden Stack by DCWV. I love the blue tone but it's unusual shiny finish made it difficult to photograph without glare. Textured teal card stock from The Paper Studio's Affinity Stack made for a great mat.

A few other items used on this page are listed here: