My Boyfriend and his sister are incredibly close and this is one of my favourite photos of the two of them. It just epitomises how they are together and it's such a joyful shot - it makes me smile every time I look at it.
As the photo has a clean simple background I wanted to keep a sense of that in the layout. However, I wanted to bring the fun aspect into it too. I started off using elements from the Simple stories 'Life in Color' range. The main strip ran the length of the page and had a camera where the photograph is. It also said snapshots of a happy life but as this was taken at a wedding I wanted to change it to day instead. I did this by popping a couple of strips of Glitz washi tape over the Life and added the word 'day' over the top.
I then added ribbon above and below the element to draw out the yellow colour and then a strip of washi tape below and above that.
I cut in half this Green tag and trimmed the edge off to create brackets and attached them to each side of the photo for a bit of dimension.
Using 3 elements from the Journaling card elements - the yellow striped with the camera element, the section with the 3 tags and the section that is half green/half books. I trimmed these down, and cut the book half off the green tag and cut 2 of the tags out of the 3rd strip. I distressed the edges of the yellow and green sections and layered these up underneath the photo. I added washi tape to the tags to give them an impression that they were tacked on.
To finish up I added a camera, heart and arrow from Kaisercraft's 'Wooden flourish' pack and some lettering and numbers. If the colours don't suit your layout why not try one of the My little shoebox range.