Documenting TV Favs with Guest Designer Melanie Blackburn

Our TV Mini Collection has been so popular, and we’ve loved seeing how our Elle’s Studio fans have used it to document their favorite movies and television shows! Today, our March guest designer, Melanie Blackburn is sharing her favorites using this collection, in her signature clean, yet colorful style. Let’s take a look. 

Hello again friends! I’m happy to be back today with my last spread for Elle’s Studio as this month’s guest designer. I’ve had so much fun over the last month creating projects to share on the blog, and want to thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy day to read my blog posts. I’m thrilled and honored to have been able to share my creative process with you this month.


 
My last project is a spread for my personal 2017 album, which is a 6″ x 8″ format. I received the wonderful TV Journaling Tags set along with the TV Stamp and TV Wood Veneers. I knew I had to create a spread about my favorite current television shows! I don’t watch much television, but I do have some regular shows that I just can’t miss. To create this spread, I used images from the web, opting to select my top four favorite shows and balance my spread with four journaling/accent tags. I love the mix of stamps paired with the tags and wood veneer. I wanted to create a fun spread and I think I’ve achieved this! Side note – I’m fully aware of the journaling error for Game of Thrones but it’s a joke between my husband and I, I always get the name wrong, so I thought it would be fun to include that in my spread as well!
 
As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m a huge fan of wood veneer, and I especially love Elle’s Studio brand because they aren’t too bulky and so easy to work with. I was thrilled to see the cute TV Wood Veneers, and I opted to pair one with a journaling tag, adding a small stamp to the center of the TV- just a little extra accent to add more details to my card.


 
The TV Stamp is beautifully designed- the images aren’t too bulky and are the perfect accent for the journaling tags. I’ve opted to use the stamp set in different ways. First, I complimented my journaling on the TV schedule for the week. I also used the star rating stamp, stamping with a teal color to coordinate with the teal card in the spread, which helps to balance the design. Of course I used the Dated Stamp on a label as an accent to an already adorable journaling tag.


 
In order to create a cohesive design I added the Acrylic Stars- Spring Mix throughout my spread. This creates a visual triangle which directs the eye to the feature parts of the spread. Since the pictures were rather dark, I opted for lighter journaling tags, which helps to reduce the bulkiness of the spread and make it more pleasing to the eye.


 
Thank you again for stopping by to see my projects this month. It has been an honor to be guest designer for Elle’s Studio. Thank you, Elle and Meghann for having me!


 
Supplies | TV Journaling Tags, TV Stamp, TV Wood Veneers, Acrylic Stars- Spring Mix, Dated Stamp, March 2017 Kit, Puffy Star Stickers


Melanie Blackburn has been part of the scrapbook industry for over 10 years. Her love of paper started at a very young age when she started hoarding a collection of notepads and fruit scented pens. Her love of scrapbooking and memory keeping evolved when she became a mother.

Over the course of her creative career, Melanie has designed for various manufactures; she currently designs for Ali Edwards and Gossamer Blue. Melanie’s style is eclectic with a flair for mixing embellishments, creating layers and a love for white space. As of two years ago, Melanie has shifted her creative focus to documenting her family’s daily activities with Project Life. She is currently working on a 6″ x 8″ pocket page personal album and 9″ x 12″ pocket page family album.

When Melanie is not busy preserving her family’s memories, she enjoys decorating her home with antique market finds, going to gym, reading and spending time with her family. She lives in a quiet suburb in eastern Canada with her three daughters and her husband.

You can follow Melanie’s work on her Instagram account and her blog. We have loved all of her projects featured here on the ES blog this month. Thank you so much for your beautiful work, Melanie!

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