Today is beautiful here in the Windy City, full of sunshine and breezy-ness. I had to run a few errands but wanted to share with you my layout from last night at Scrapmania.
This layout is called The Haul. Its a picture of my first trip ever to an Anchivers in Memphis Tennessee. Ugh..I am not totally satisfied with it but I don’t hate it….It doesn’t look like any of the layouts I like but its getting better. ….its dark. I have come to realize most of the layouts I like are bright and full of vibrant accents. Hmm…what is it that I don’t ike……its the photos! They are dark, too dark! The paper is a weird shape and the red is a strange color red. What do I like?????I do like the twine border and I did just order some higher quality thicker twine. Can’t wait to work with it. I also need to bring more layering papers and use decorative edges.
1. Take lighter photos or make them black and white possibly-tip from Studio Calico post.
2. Plan Ahead….Better- I actually thought I was really prepared this time..well not so much. I should have had more layering paper. Remember if I don’t have a design I like I can create with stamps. This leads me to believe that I am going to have to really think my about my paper choices. Kinda like I would for Copics be sure to get coordinating papers.
3. Think soft embellishments-crochet flowers, different textures ribbons, larger ribbon, fiber embellishments.
4. Remember the
Alamo..focus! Remember the edges, give reason and dimension to highlight my photos.
I am trying real hard to not buy the criciut cartridge elegant edges….Grrr. Haven’t had nuch luck finding SVG files for edges and borders. Have any ideas. Although the 12 x 12 surface area is intimadating I am going to continue to work at it!
Toodles for now!
TJMAXX and MARSHALLS currently, as I type this post, has EK Success Punches for $3.99 , Martha Stewart Punches fo $5.99, American Craft Ribbon for $9.99 !!!!! I was there. Sorry(she-devil grin)