It was Easter 1997, Matt and I were engaged, and my family got together at Mom and Dad’s house to decorate eggs.
This photo was one I almost didn’t scrap because it was an evening shot taken in low light. Too much shadow. Too much color cast. But then I decided to turn it black and white with color just on the eggs and the bag of Reese’s Easter eggs we were snacking on. That set my theme: just add color.
The background paper is from KI Memories (2008). I’ve held on to this paper for years just waiting for the right project to come along for it. This is the one. Its coloring book look was perfect for my plan.
I designed and cut out the grid of circles from white cardstock and then used a variety of Distress Inks to create the watercolor disks. When I began this project, I imagined making disks to put in each open circle. But once I got going on it I realized that I loved how the vines and flowers of the background paper peeked through. So I stopped at five.
I designed and cut the title on my Silhouette, and that was that. I didn’t think this page needed any more embellishment than the wild colors and patterns with the black and white.
I was inspired on this project by the Paper Issues March pinspire me mood board and the Shimelle circular scrapbooking inspiration challenge.