Thankfully Amy is a steady source of pictures of the girls, and how adorable they are! And this set of 3 pictures was perfect (I just needed to flip the big one...note the mirror imaged "P").
For some reason I struggled with this...it was hard to find just the right yellow and blue papers and elements to match their outfits, so made good use of adjustment layers...(papers and alpha are from the Sweet Serenity and Moody Blues collections)...too many elements, too many colors, then too much open space...I just needed to stop. I do like the block brushes I created at the bottom edge.
Mondays are always a challenge for me...have always been, will likely always be. But because I know that, I can often ignore the things that are challenging me, figuring they will lessen with the passing of 24 hours.
This has little to nothing to do with what I did with my creative time today...which was to answer a challenge.
This was a blueprint challenge, and the requirements are to use: 1 photo with rounded corners 1 border 2 solid papers 1 patterned paper 1 shaped mask or tag 1 alpha or journaling text
I've been thinking about this for a while...one photo...what one unused photo do I have that I can use. And then I remembered the pic I took of Curly when I went to guest feed him a couple of weeks ago.
So I am enamored with "scraplift" challenges right now. They are a good test of my new digital scrapbook skills...can I make shapes and masks and adapt pages to my own unique style??
I think I can!
I am not keen on single-photo layouts...I want to see pictures, not just papers, so I replicated a portion of the photo and blended it into a background.
I had to scrounge around for one recent photo that has not yet been the subject of a scrapbook page, then found this picture from our August trip to Kirkwood. Even though I have a goofy smile, I love the picture.
The most interesting aspect of the original layout was some great brushwork. I love brushed! It's like rubber stamping without the mess! I especially love that I know how to make my own brushes!
Yes, I know it's fall, but I have been taking and featuring so many fall pictures...and not that I am tired of them, but in response to a challenge which was going to require me to use multiple small photos, I thought of Daffodil Hill.
Why was I surprised when I saw the dates on the photos? It couldn't have been this year, since we were spending all our energies moving into the new house this spring.
It was last year!
But how fresh the memories are of the lovely place that is Daffodil Hill.
This was my first "scraplift".
I just read the other day how to scraplift a template. Basically just look at it and make the same shapes. I used some grid lines to help me out. And I used lots and lots of the tricks recently learned in my Jessica Sprague Photoshop class...rounded corner masks, quick duplicating of masks and elements, how to line them all up, etc.
Late last night, and again this morning, I heard the owl hooting. There is something so interesting and fascinating about the owl hooting, and I find the sound so soothing and comforting...I seek it out, and it makes me smile.
And so this is for the hoot owl that is entertaining me in the dark.
I don't think I have ever answered the question, "What's your favorite color?", with the response "Orange", but, looking at all the creative work I have done in the last several weeks, you wouldn't know it.
Ever since I saw this great paper with row houses on it, I wanted to use it in a layout about Amsterdam. It's funny that I don't seem to have the best pictures of Amsterdam, but I have a few to capture the spirit, a spirit that I love!
I am participating in a progressive scrap challenge.
On day 1 we were given 2 papers. On day 2 we were instructed to use 3 photos, relatively close together, and frame them, and add two bows and a circular ribbon. On day 3 we added journaling and a couple of brads.
Now on day 4, we added some ivy and sequins.
So this is where I am so far, showing off more beautiful fall floral colors.
The picture kind of says it all!
At CVS yesterday there were the obligatory bins of pumpkins out front. I love pumpkins! I especially love the color of pumpkins, and so I had to buy a few.
Luckily, Tod knew where to find our fake fall leaves, so I set up a little vignette on the front steps.
And Megan brought home flowers left over from the photo shoot, which included some beautiful sunflowers.
I combined the photos with some wonderfully colorful papers from Sara Shmutz and Katie Pertiet.