Thursday, May 19, 2011

Animal Kingdom

Today I am featuring a layout that I originally did for Monday's launch over at Platinum Scraps.  Have you ever designed a layout and everyone said it was a good layout but decided that a little "tweaking" could turn it into a better layout.  Well this is what I did.  I followed the sketch but I felt the white space (empty space) at the top was a little to much for my liking.  I went in and added a few elements.

I will display the sketch, the first tweak, and the second tweak.  It is never to late to build on a good foundation. 

TFL.
The Sketch



Tweaked Layout




Tweak TIMES Two

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Me and Symone

Ok, Brit-Te, here goes.  I came in the room to take the photo for the Cricut drawing but you know mini me had to come too.  Well here we go.  Now she has my brayer and the paper out the trash holding it up talking bout you gotta take a picture of me Nana.  You gotta love little Miss Symone.  LOL

Faux Metal

I am so excitied about the newest layout techinique I learned.at the local scrap store Treasured Memories in Lafayette, Louisiana. It is a technique called "Faux Metal". You use foil tape, chipboard, metal distressing tools, and your imagination. I will upload a video in the near future demonstrating the process to create your very own metal page.

The key to this technique is building your chipboard images. Lot's and lot's of layers.

I made the following pages for my dad's album. These are pictures of us at the restaurant while watching the Saints game on Super Bowl Sunday and the other photo is the next day waiting for the team to land at the airport.

Believe you me, the camera does not do this technique justice.




The "Who Dat" layout was created in class.  I love all the layering of the chipboard.


"Saint's Nation" was done after the class.  I forgot my little chain at the top, but that's ok.  I still love this technique.