I love these pictures of A's little features when he was a newborn but I wasn't sure how I'd put them together for a layout. Then I found this really old paper that I had bought that was perfect for it. I wanted to keep it very simple with just a bit of colour.
I made this flourish from my Bazzill stitching template. I just used marker for the flourish and tiny black and white/clear gems to make it pop. I love how it turned out.
I used ribbon from DCWV's "Old World" kit and buttons from Basic Grey's "Periphery" set. Those are the only thing of Basic Grey that I own - gasp! I cut the title using my Cricut and the shadow is from vellum. I chalked the flower grey with black along the edges.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
I had such big plans for this photo. I love this pic of the kids and me. It was the first and only time that they've both fallen asleep with me while reading. I found a layout of Jennifer Larson's ("Springtime" in CK's Stamping Tips & Tricks mag from last year) that I loved and thought would suit the photo so I decided to lift it. I love this jungle paper so I chose it as the paper mat and took colours from it for the layout. I wanted to do embellishment clustering like Jennifer did but what I had for embellies didn't work for me. So, I decided to cut out different critters from my Create A Critter cart. This layout took me a really long time to finish and though I like it all right, I don't love it and I really wish I did. I know you can't love 'em all but I really wanted something special for this picture. Oh well, what to do?
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
I did this layout for a challenge over at Skrap 'n Chat. Karen asked us to take a photo and have both a colour and black and white copy of it. You cut out the subject from the colour photo and then put it on top of the b&w copy. I did it digitally so I made sure to have a big shadow on it. If you do it traditionally, use pop dots or foam to adhere it to the b&w photo to give it dimension. I absolutely love the effect and will be using it more often. So very cool!
I used Katie Pertiet's "Alandia Tropics"digi kit. I have gotten so much use out of that kit already and have hardly started scrapping our beach pics.