Thursday, February 3, 2011

Speed Scrap #301 - Cocktails in January

I know it is completely geeky, and I've said it before, but I love Speed Scraps!

If one looked hard enough, one could probably find speed scraps every day. I haven't looked that hard, yet still find one at least every week, especially due to the frequency of speed scraps at Scrap Matters.

This is a speed scrap layout I completed last weekend, using a photo I just LOVE, one of my P365 photos of our bread, cheese and gin and tonics on the back patio table at the end of a beautiful day of sunshine and golf.  I love how the photo is almost colorless (I did not touch it up...this is as is, out of the phone!), how the slats in the table mimic the direction of the light, how the light shines through the drinks, the perspective of the two glasses, the angle of the knife.  And Tod said it would not take a good picture.  Pshaw!

I think the photo so captures a "perfect moment in January."
Speed Scrap january


Here were the steps from the speed scrap, run by Mye DeLeon of Scrap Matters:
1. Choose 1 photo and 5 papers. Papers can be all patterned only or a combination of patterned and solid papers
2. Use 1 patterned paper as your background and arrange 2 more papers in layer overlapping each other. They can be angled as you wish.
3. Resize the remaining 2 papers into 10x10 and layer them behind the overlapping papers in step 2.
4. Cut your photo into a circle with 4" or 5" diameter, use circle elements to mat and frame it. (this was a brilliant step that made this layout what it is!)
5. Add a string, flourish and any of these - sprays, glitters or splats.
6. Add more elements and create a cluster around your subject.
7. Use an alpha for your title. Don't forget to shadow.

Credits:
Papers are from Persnickety Prints January Blues kit.
Flourish - Katie Pertiet Holliday Giveaway
Frames & Clock - Miss Mis Designs Midnight Memories
Steamponk Lace - HF Projetke Freebie
Circle Frame & Splats - Jill Desigz Artful Blinds
Puffy heart - cajoline Silver Charms

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