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Monday, May 24, 2010


Blocks,Rub-ons, white,red & aqua - what a great combination.

Sometimes its hard to think of something different and edgy when you are wanting to put together a layout that is different from what you have been creating. And sometimes you know whatever is in your mind you really should not venture down that path because it will turn out to be not quite the success you were planning.

The layout today that I have chosen was that - it was a 'safe' for me. I was creating a lot of layouts this particular weekend and my scrapping was feeling a tad stale, I wanted to do something different but knew that I was tired and really should not delve into that portion of my creativity feeling the way that I was.... so .... I played my safe card. This is the layout below "Swimming Diva"

I found some fantastic double sided papers that were my favourite colours, dug through my stash of rub-ons to find the flowers. swirl and 'fun' wording that would suit my picture. I then had my white pen, some blue sticker alphas and some Heidi Swapp chipboard alphas at the ready to create the layout.

I chose four colors for this layout - they all came from the striped patterned paper and complimented the photo well. The background cardstock was brown bazzill which blended well with my daughters hair and with the brown stripe in the patterned paper. I liked having the red patterned paper as it complimented the aqua and really gives the layout a lift... 'a summery feel'.

I blocked out two thirds of the cardstock with printed papers and then set about adding my photo which I mounted on cardstock and used my white uniball pen to frame. I used the word fun at the top of the layout and added white flower rub ons to the right edge of my photo & to each end of the word swimming. When adding the title it was just a case of 'these were the chipboard i had'. I added a hand drawn border using my white uniball pen and a ruler this tied it all together.

In the end I am glad that I did not sway onto a different path with this layout and I am happy with how simple yet striking it has turned out. Red is a favourite colour for me as i know that it draws your eye.... I just hope that my photo can be as captivating as this one every time that I use this color from my stash.

Have a great week


Tanyah Payne said...

Fantastic Layout trace and love what you have done! xx

Susan said...

It looks so good, Tracey. 'Stale' is never a word I think of when I see your work. I'm always impressed!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous LO Peeps. TFS. Its good to hear someone else has a 'safe' zone. Alz :)