I recently decided that I'm going to scrap 8.5x11 for awhile. I've been feeling a little bit in a rut and have enjoyed doing 8.5x11 pages and decided that I would give them a go for awhile along with my 12x12 Project Life spreads.
I used my Studio Calico Blue Note kit for this layout and I am just so thrilled with the colors on this page. They just worked.
I used multiple labels for my journaling and did some layering around my photo for a touch of extra interest.
These diamonds came pre-cut in the kit and are made of a super thick paper and they took being watercolored with gelatos really well. I used them to replace a strip of paper that was in the original sketch.
I'm really pleased with this layout and my decision to try 8.5x11 scrapbooking for awhile. I think it will re-invigorate me and get me motivated to do some more scrapping!