Hello all. Here's another Coffee Album entry using the Felicity Jane Henley kit. If you've ever been to Palm Springs, CA and you drink coffee I'm sure you've been to Koffi. I went to the Koffi cafe across the street from the Ace Hotel. I had one of their signature lattes and it was heavenly! If you read my post on March 5th, I shared a little about my coffee album.
Today I wanted to talk a little about how I pull together my color-coordinated layouts. When I receive my Felicity Jane monthly kit in the mail and I open it up, one of the first things I do is separate the supplies. I pull out the die cuts, any embellishments and lay them out in piles based on color. Then I pull out my photos for my layout and decide which pile works best with the colors in my photographs. It’s not always about finding an exact match; sometimes it’s about just finding something that compliments the colors in my layout.
As you can see from the photos I selected for this layout, there isn’t any green in any of my photos. However the tone of the green color just appealed to me as a desert tone I saw a lot in Palm Springs, so I just went with it.
After all my photos were selected and I had my pile of die cuts and embellishments, I started cutting down my ephemera. In this case it was a coffee sleeve. I added a paper clip + die cut out with a sentiment to the coffee sleeve pocket. For the next pocket I added some journaling to a photo in Photoshop and stapled a die cut label + sticker to it.
I adhered one of my favorite cup photos from the trip to a journal card. I used some pinking scissors for a finished look on the washi and adhered it to the top of the photo. I had to force myself to use that gold polka dot washi because I really just want to hoard it! It’s so pretty.
I finished off the layout by using the Basics Lowercase Stamp Set to add the café location to a journal card. Then I just added a date stamp under the “palm springs”. You really can’t go wrong with a good alpha stamp set in your collection! I use them a lot to personalize my layouts when my stamps sets don’t have the sentiment or details I need for my layout.
Happy crafting peeps!