Sunday, September 9, 2007

It's a Lovely World

In July our family went to Dallas for a little mini-vacation. On our way home, we stopped at Allen and shopped at the outlet mall. While there, I bought Ali a shirt that ended up being the inspiration for this page.

I used Very Vanilla for my background page and I stamped flowers from Looks Like Spring and Love It (retired) in Groovy Guava and Creamy Caramel. The bigger flowers are from Big Blooms (retired) and Looks Like Spring. I cut the bigger flowers out and a couple of the smaller ones and attached with foam tape. I freehand cut the stems and leaves out of Wild Wasabi and sewed them in place on my background. I stamped my title with Whimsey Alphabet Lower (retired). "Lovely" was stamped on watercolor paper with Creamy Caramel and torn out around the edges and inked with Groovy Guava. It was attached with foam tape also. "It's a world" was stamped directly on the background with Groovy Guava and outlined with a Close to Cocoa marker to make it stand out from all the flowers. I added mini rhinestones to the centers of some of the small flowers and used pearls from the new Pretties Kit for the bigger flowers. The photo mats are also torn watercolor paper inked with Groovy Guava. They are attached with foam tape and the photos are also.

The colors of the layout just screamed for sepia-colored photos. I picked the photos I wanted and then edited them using Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0. I cropped my photos to the size I wanted. Then, I opened up Levels>Hue/Saturation. I moved the Saturation slider all the way to the left. I checked the Colorize box and that instantly changed it to a sepia look. I wanted more of a sepia tone so I changed the Hue to 23 (it was 16 before). It wasn't a huge change but just enough. Then, I just flattened my layers, saved, and printed.

I got a little flower happy but I still like the way it turned out. Hope you do too! See what can inspire you next time you are working on a layout. You may just be surprised what you can do!

Supplies: stamps, cardstock, ink, markers, pearls (Stampin' Up!); watercolor paper (Hunt Corporation); mini-rhinestones (unknown); foam tape (Miss Elizabeth's); sewing machine and thread

1 comment:

Eileene said...

Kimo , You keep showing me all the cute things you can do with my grandchildrens' pictures !! Go get it girl. Love ya loads, Mom aka Nana