Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Easter Morning 2015

I am so lucky that my family knows how important memory keeping is to me.  Even when I am not with them, they make sure that I have photos of those special family events.  Last Easter was one such example.  I received these precious photos of my nephews on Easter morning.  By creating this page I felt that I was somehow part of their day.

Pastel colors and Easter just go together.  The colors in the photos were bolder than I wanted.  I edited them in Photoshop Elements using a photo effect called High Key.  It adds a glow to the photo and softens the colors and background.  It was perfect for the Easter feeling that I was looking for.

Supplies: Digital template: Paislee Press-Minimalist Template, October Afternoon embellishments, white cotton ribbon.

Below is what one of the original photos looked like before the High Key photo effect was added.
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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Stick it Down March Design: London in a Day

Here is my layout for the Stick it Down March sketch. My interpretation is a little different than the sketch.  I added an extra row of photos because I had so many that I wanted to highlight on this page.

This is what I call a "hybrid" layout.  I created the base of the layout digitally with Adobe Elements and sent the page off to be printed in a 12 x 12 format. (I don't have a printer that prints that large).  I use Persnickety Prints which has always done a fantastic job printing my large photos.  I added the letters and embellishments to the top of the large photo.  These types of layouts seem to be less time consuming because you are not cutting a bunch of photos and spending time lining them up perfectly.  On the downside, you need to have some type of digital software and ability to print a large photo.

Supplies: Digital Template-Paislee Pressplate #37, October Afternoon "Travel Girl" tin pin, & sticker, Studio Calico wood veneer pieces,  letters Thickers/October Afternoon.

Here's the sketch:
Stick It Down is a great place to find inspiration and new ideas.  It's a fun way to push your creativity.

The sketches are revealed on the first of each month. You will have all month to create and submit your design by linking it on the site.  A few of the submitted designs will be featured with one winner being chosen and the opportunity to be a guest designer in the future!

Now let's go create! Shanna