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Friday, May 7, 2010

'You & Me' - a step by step layout by Ingeborg Dijkstra

Here is a list of materials that I have used for this layout:

Mother's Day is just around the corner and we normally do a 'Mother's Day Photo Shoot'. I encourage you to do the same! Obviously most of us take pictures regularly, but if you take pictures around the same time every year, it is fun to watch how the kids have grown (and yes, how much 'older' we mums are too) ... Anyway ... these photos were made by our son Tom (10 years old) of our daughter Emma and myself.

The new Basic Grey collection 'Green at Heart' fits perfectly if you look at the pink and green colours of the photo. I wanted to create a layout with quite a few photos, since there were so many nice pictures to choose from and I wanted to use more than one!

I started with the pink paper as my base colour. My daughter and I were both wearing pink (we both just love pink) and therefore I just had to use the gorgeous pink paper to match our clothes. I added a large strip of the patterned paper at the bottom of the page.

I added some more colour by using another sheet of patterned paper. I used a border punch to create a fun border at the bottom of this piece of paper. Click HERE to see some of the border punches that Tanyah has in her shop.

I cut my four photos to the same size, because I didn't want to make the layout too busy. I put them in a rectangle shape with a 'gap' in the middle. I already knew which of the cute embellishments I wanted to use and wanted to leave some space for those ...

Using the cute new mono stickers I stuck my title on one of the die cut shapes. I used another die cut shape for my journaling. I added some stickers, a chipboard sticker and a cute felt flower and done!

By the way .... I made this layout at night as you can see from the 'yellowy glow' at the photos above. I took a photo of my finished layout during the day and you can see quite a change in the colours. The colours are more like the colours on the picture below ...


Susan said...

what a lovely idea to take photos like this every year. You have a beautiful daughter, Ingeborg, and the layout turned out so well. I like the colours in the daylight shot best :)

Anonymous said...

How stunning are those colours together?!?!!! Gorgeous work as usual Ingeborg! TFS. Alz :)

nic said...

Beautiful layout Ingeborg!!...love those papers...xxxooo