There's still 2 weeks left to get involved with Going Postal in any-which-way you choose but, if scrapbooking's your thing, then today I have another idea for how to utilise postal-ephemera on your page.
here + here], today's page features both the inside and out of standard security envelopes.
You know the kind of envelopes, they're the kind you get from your bank. But [much, much] more importantly ... they're the kind with the pretty patterns inside, such as the blue honeycomb design peeking out between my title lettering here:
Inspired by a travel journal I discovered via Pinterest [by Bonnie van Esch], I used the window of another security envelope as a place to store a half-hidden journaling card [the window is see-through after all!]:
Like the focal photo in the other airshow layout I posted here on Saturday, this was simply meant to be [yet another!] photo of him taking a photo of planes.
However, when I uploaded the photos to my computer and spotted the size discrepancy ... this shot made it straight to the top of my 'To Scrap' pile:
my previous airshow layout, the base for this page is a floral paper despite the fact that its theme of 'man looking at aeroplanes' not being what you'd necessarily use a flower-print for. But, call me contrary [or deluded] but this is precisely why I chose it - for contrast - and to stop things being overtly 'theme-y'.
I think it works and hopefully, especially for this page ... I don't believe the use of flowers has emasculated the photos! Heaven forbid!
And here's the full page again, to save you scrolling back up ^^^ there to make your own mind up about whether it all hangs together: the flowers, the security envelopes ... the double entrendre and all!
Thanks for looking in on me today, let me know if anything you've been inspired by makes it on to a page of your own.
- If you love yourself a bit of pretty security-envelope print, make sure you check out Kirsty Neale's 'Security Envelope Deco-tape DIY' on the Going Postal Pinterest board.
- Check back here tomorrow for the launch of another Going Postal giveaway and for details of the winner of the digital collage sheet.