Grapefruit (South Texas Style)

Angela Shetzer4 Photos, Blog, Die Cut Machines, Die Cuts, Double Page Layout, Punches, Small Embellishments, Spring, Stickers

This double page layout is actually one of my favorites and not just because it features my adorable hubby… Don’t be afraid to get close to your subjects for a close up of the “action” as I did with with the grapefruit in the juicer.

GRAPEFRUIT – April 2010 – South Padre Island, Texas

GRAPEFRUIT – April 2010 – South Padre Island, Texas

JOURNALING: South Padre Island, Texas. We discovered the farmer’s market on Saturday mornings. Our favorite purchase was a huge bag of grapefruit for only $5. We would squeeze them for the most delicious juice.

SUPPLIES USED: Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge, Tags Bags Boxes & More Cricut cartridge, Travel papers by Me & My Big Ideas

TECHNIQUE TIP: I love patterned paper (who doesn’t), but I do sometimes struggle with mixing and matching the more bold and vibrant colors. In this layout, I knew that I needed to add some color as my photos were pretty bland and what better color than orange since my subjects are grapefruits. I used a great bold pattern from My Mind Eye and then gave it additional color with a bright orange strip of paper. The bold colors work as the underlying patterned paper ties it all together. A punched border gives some relief from all the straight lines of the layout to create some movement and softness.

Here are the close ups of both pages:

Page 1 Detail

Page 2 Detail