I just wasn't happy with it! I just had to go back and rehash it, that's the beauty of page protectors. I felt it was too busy, so I inserted extra cards to simplify it and I removed some of the strong colours and redid a few photo's a bit lighter and I like it!
Details - I added the ribbon from our Swedish hamper to the cover...
and made a tab out of it for the first page.
I made the first two pages much clearer by simplifying the colours and lightening it all up so it was not so busy. (Go back and compare and see if you agree.)
I kept some red and green on this page...
and mixed it with pink on this page.
This page (above)I introduced a see through element top right by stitching a bit of ribbon and a word printed on acetate to a Studio Calico Magical acetate cut out with snow flakes on.
A few bits of red here and there.
Above, I introduced a scrapbook page just on normal paper without a page protector to add a bit of variety. The back of it below was used too and I included some glitter paper die cuts and flair.
Above, the right hand page protector has a card from Studio Calico that I stitched to an acetate from studio Calico and inserted some star sequins inside. This stops them coming out of the page protector.
I also stapled a wood veneer to an acetate card from the magical collection here...
and then backed it from the other side with a light blue journaling card.
I have finished my album up to Christmas day now but have had to stop because it was getting too full! Now playing catch up with project life. TFLx
Playing catch up with my December daily after feeling yuk with the dreaded lurgy!! We went to London for a night for hubby's birthday and stayed in a hotel at Tower Hill. We saw the Christmas lights of London and I enjoyed adding this to my December Daily. The Studio Calico card with a snowglobe was great to document the snowglobe they have placed over the Eros statue at Piccadilly Circus.
Opening pages for December 1st and 2nd in my album.
Just added a small photo of the advent calendar to one 3x4 card and some journaling to another, with some mini alphas and my gold sticker numbers.
Day 2 has a photo with a digital stamp brush "merry & bright" to echo the wood veneer card. I staples an arrow to the wood veneer using my tiny attacher and journaled on one of my stitched tags about the Christmas baubles. All done and dead easy to keep i simple when you haven't much time. TFLx