Documenting in Color with Nathalie Leonelli

When your photos are a bit drab, why not add color to your project using our monthly kit and add-ons? That’s what design team member Nathalie Leonelli did on the pocket page spread she’s sharing today, and we know you’ll love all of the little touches she added!

Hi! It’s Nathalie, and I am happy to be here to share my latest 9″ x 12″ pocket pages with you. I went with a really bright and colorful palette for this spread in order to balance out the dark and tinted photos from a concert I went to (JT!) My color combination was inspired by one of the tags from the new April 2019 Kit. Can you guess which one?

Supplies | April 2019 Kit, April Labels, Pastel Labeled Journaling Tags, Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Typewriter Keys Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Love This Wood Veneer, Large Months of the Year Wood Veneers, Wander Stamp, Hazel Alphabet Stamp

I pulled all the elements from the April Kit and add-ons that matched the striped tag: die cuts, tags, labels and puffy stickers. I loved the yellow touches so much I even cut a 4″ x 6″ tag in half to use it in two different spots.

I decided early on that I would use the Large Months of the Year Wood Veneers on each monthly spread in 2019. After placing the February one on top of an April Label for a pop of color, I created a visual triangle with a veneer heart and, one of my new favorites, the Love This Wood Veneer, which both come together in the same pack! A mix of puffy stickers add extra dimension and texture to the spread. I positioned them so that they would help the eyes travel across the pockets.

I also continued recording details using numbers (as I did last month). It is a fun journaling trick especially for random tidbits. I used a tag from the new Pastel Labeled Journaling Tags, embellished it and stamped the numbers in red with the perfectly sized Hazel Alphabet Stamp.

It’s not often that I have really dark photos, but when I do, I love to stamp directly on them in white ink (using Brilliance ink in Moonlight White) so I jumped on the chance with the new Wander Stamp here. I am so happy with the result!

You will find that you can create lots of different color combinations with the April kit and extras so they can match all sorts of photos. If you are having trouble, just pick a multi-colored tag from the kit and find all the elements that match it (like I did) or find a design team project that you like and pull those same colors! Thanks for stopping by!

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