Friday, April 29, 2011

More layouts

I flew up to Oregon yesterday to spend some time with my Mom.  I plan to squeeze in some time to give a little squeeze to Lily, the newest member of the family, can't wait to meet her.  Mom and I also plan to see Wicked in Eugene on Sunday with Gale, Liz and Glenda so I'm really looking forward to that, it will be my third time seeing the show.  Photos to follow next week, probably on Wednesday.

I've been scrapping away still so since I'm out of town I thought I would share some more completed layouts with you.  You can click on them to see them larger if you want to read the text.

These are for the family book...

(I scanned our actual tickets from the movie for this one.  A variation will also go in Simone's book)

And these are for Simone's book...

(I scanned her birthday button, love how it turned out)

(I LOVE how this turned out, actually bordering on slightly obsessed.)

(again with the scanning, this time the actual cookies she made with Grandma, LOVE!)

(the thought bubbles worked so well here since I didn't have room to put all the journaling I wanted)

In summary, clearly I have found a new appreciation for my scanner.  When I used to paper scrap things like ticket stubs would have been included so it's been fun figuring out ways to include those bits and pieces into my digital layouts.  When they are perfectly square or round, it's easier to erase the background.  I do this so I can float it on top of the papers I use and then add a drop shadow for realism.  The cookies were another challenge, for those I had to use my Wacom pad that Larry gave me for my birthday last year to draw ever so carefully around the cookies to erase the background.  It was challenging to get a crisp line so I'm still working at it, luckily one was scalloped so it hid my boo-boos a bit better.

Anyway, see you all next week.

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