March is a hinge month, ending so differently from the way it begins. There’s a good reason why it’s said that March is “in like a lion” and “out like a lamb.” It’s certainly been true for me this month! Luckily, I have furry friends who help me through months like these, providing me with psychic — and comic — relief.
This layout, inspired by the perfectly-designed “March” tag in the Elle’s Studio March kit, looks back at a rough month while also paying tribute to one of the furry friends who helped me through it.
Initially, I was going to add my journaling to the “March” tag, but I wanted to use the tag as a kind of anchor for the entire page. It’s the only aspect of the design that juts off of the painted background (which I created by adding a few dollops of slate gray acrylic paint to cardstock and using a brayer to spread around the color).
Building on the fact that March has been nearly-nonstop gray skies for me, literally and figuratively, and drawing color inspiration from my gray-toned kitty, I opted for a gray, black, and white palette. This month’s kit and the Little Moments collection contain lots of tags and patterns in these colors. I layered a bunch of them under the photo.
The journaling builds on the same color concept, mentioning how having a cat around helps one to deal with the “bleak grays” in life.
The final addition to the page was stamping. When I looked at the Noteworthy stamp, I noticed a sentiment reading “picture perfect.” When I looked down at the photo on the page, I said the words aloud, and then giggled to myself — how “punny” would it be to have a sentiment that read “picture purrfect” instead?
It occurred to me that I had in front of me all of the needed letters. I snipped the phrase in half and stamped “picture” multiple times with white chalk ink. I then cut out the “ur” from picture and inserted it between the “p” and “rfect” in “perfect,” and stamped “purrfect” repeatedly in black ink.
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