Hey hey scrappy friends! Meg here to welcome all who enter this happy place because In My Pocket Theme Parks Volume 02 starts TODAY! To get this party rollin’ I thought I would share another layout as an invitation to join in on the fun.
The workshop series is called In My Pocket Theme Parks because it is bursting with inspiration for any place that you find magic, which very much includes the Wizarding World. This spread holds our first impressions of Harry’s London & Diagon Alley. I started off with the bold Wizarding World card from Project Mouse: Wizarding and balanced it with the Mischief Managed card from the same collection. From there I could choose to go in pretty much any color direction that I wanted, so obviously I chose allthecolors.
I love digging in my stash to mix and match cards, but in this case it was practically cheating. Did you know that one of the Project Mouse designers (Krista Sahlin) also designed the Stories and Click core kits? Whenever I need something a little less themed in my album, those are always my first stop because you know it’s all going to match beautifully. I pulled a card from each to fill in this side.
For a page that already had Wizarding Word and Weasleys’ Wizarding Wheezes, why not keep rolling with some more ‘w’s: Who, What, Where, and When??? Such a simple and graphic way to draw attention to a smaller detail without making a big deal of it. Don’t forget that you can always use your ‘daily life’ cards in your themed albums! I especially like the subtle nod to the fact that we are starting in the ‘real’ muggle London before entering more magical locales.
Moving farther into Diagon Alley, things get increasingly bright and whimsical on the right side of the spread. I embraced this by choosing cards from my Studio Calico stash that are less graphic and more doodles. I’ve kept my SC cards rainbow sorted for a long time and it was my go-to when I needed a certain color to balance off a page. Recently, I went through and combined nearly every card I own by color in the hopes of better using my supplies. So useful for situations like this when I just wanted another little something in yellow.
This page was all about play for me and I pulled a variety of stamps and embellishments to finish it off. Most of the pockets contain very detailed photos and the theme is pretty well established so I just looked for simple supplies that could be added across the spread to pull it all together. Aside from the puffy starbursts (Studio Calico) nothing really repeats or coordinates, giving a slightly off-kilter vibe that fits Diagon Alley perfectly.
Bring on In My Pocket Theme Parks Volume 02 and all the mischief we can manage! Have you signed up? What are you working on? Tell. Me. Everything! – Meg
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