Greymouse Manor Winter Ball by yelina
Jenny was using a kit by Lorie Davison that inspired her to make this magical layout. She started her page by choosing the perfect photo. Then she created a scene with her cropped image, placed the elements, and shadowed them to give them some reality. Finally, she chose a background that would best highlight the colors of the elements in the scene.
Jenny feels that the most important design rule are the colors. All elements must be assembled and must contrast each other while keeping the sweetness in.
She is a traditionalist scrapper with big clusters but also creates fantasy scenery.
Free Bates by iowan
The kit, the Vintage Housewife from Memory Clips by Ramona, had elements that reminded Carol of the television program Downtown Abbey. She felt that she just had to do something with it in the global effort to free Bates!
Carol first found a high resolution Downtown Abbey photo from the internet and then copied a portion along the edge of the photo that showed just the building and placed it over the original photo where Bates is standing. On this new layer she erased some of the edge so it blended into the building background. She then duplicated the original photo and placed it on top of the other two layers and lowered the opacity so Bates becomes transparent. She laid out the page with the papers and elements. Carol then duplicated the dotted paper and placed it above the top photo layer, lowered the opacity to 75%, and used the color burn blend mode, erasing some of the pattern. Brushing the edge with dark brown gave it a more blended look.
Carol feels that the unity of the page is important with the use of echoes in the elements, journaling, and the photo. She feels that she scraps “all over the place” but tends to cluster elements in her layouts.
I Am by kim21673
Kim was approaching her 40th birthday and since she is always hard on herself over her appearance and very rarely scraps about herself, she thought it would be a great time to remind herself that she is beautiful, strong, and so much more.
Kim started her page with photo placement and a frame. She then selected the papers. She wanted this page to make a statement about herself, so she picked the black/white background and added the bright yellow paint. From there, she scattered the bits of paper and elements, ensuring that there was a balance in color. She used quite a few different kits and tried to pull out a color from each one. The title is very important on her pages and she wanted it to be the focus, so the arrows were perfect to tie in all the words.
Kim feels that balance is her mantra: balance in color, elements, papers, and overall placement. She considers herself to be a traditional paper style scrapper. Lately, she started experimenting with art journaling and feels that it’s been nice to get a little messy.
I Must Create by cinna
When Carina saw the word “Create,” it set her thoughts in motion and she wanted to create something about how she defines that word, which is something she does every day!
First Carina used a base paper to build her layouts on. This is important to her and it may take some time to select the right background. In this layout, she blended her photo with the background paper and then added some shadows to give it depth. After that she made several layers with different paint splashes/grunge brushes, stamps, and overlays. Then she added some elements. The final things were the title and journaling.
Carina thinks that she unconsciously uses the rule of thirds, but she also aims for balance in her layouts. She prefers the shabby chic/grunge style but definitely is not one of those scrappers who uses lots of papers. She does love clusters and holds a soft spot for dotted papers, paint splashes, stamps, strings, flowers, and butterflies. This would be a winning combination in a kit!
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