I am up on the Boys Rule Kit Club blog today sharing a tutorial, so it is a no brainer that I share it here, too!
I actually created this tutorial with the last kit. It came about because of some photos I was scrapping at the time, but I didn't have a chance to share my technique yet. So here goes.
I have shared this page before, but I really didn't get into the nitty gritty of it. As you can see my photo is very dark and these papers are so light and fun. I really wanted to pair the two, and when I first pulled this page together it just wasn't quite right. So I used a couple of tricks to make them mesh a little better.
First up, I added a white border to my photo, a white mat would work, too.
Then I doodled .... everywhere... with a fine tip black marker.
I traced around just about every element on my page,
And added some black journaling, too.
Now my lights and darks mesh, my photo doesn't look like a black hole in the middle of my page and I am much happier with the result.
Thanks for visiting!