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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Parasailing and a Hot Tip for measuring colour

Just a fun layout that i built this past Friday night. I have always wanted to try those diagonal lines across adjacent photos. diagonal = action

Hot Pink was chosen as the accent colour in a limited quantity, to highlight my daughters bathing suit and plastic sunglasses.
tip: I use a triad of colour in my layouts that complements or contrasts with the subject of the pictures. Here, in this case, I was looking at the water and at the parachute colours and choosing different hues of blue until I get a good look. I think of my most important colour as a gallon, second most important as a quart and accent colour as a pint . This way I can accent with brights on top of neutrals without looking gaudy.

I added Clear Heidi Swapp daisies and pink CTMH rhinestone flowers to complement the tiny flowers on the background paper. The title is with colour ready adhesive alphabets . They come in white and you colour them with your markers, peel and attach. For consistency I am using the "bold" font throughout the album.

*****Prayers go to Tori Stafford ... all of Ontario weeps for you. *****

kiss your children and hold them tight

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Music and Shtuff

Just a few thoughts....
I joined Mojo Monday. It's all about cards/stamping.
Maybe I will try a challenge. Maybe not. I just wanted to look at it.
It's a huge success .
However, note: the words Clean and Simple do not come into play.

Most of the time I design out of my head for layouts.
I am always working around my pictures primarily
so it doesnt matter how cute a layout design is if it
wont take 7 or 8 pictures!! lol

Also, I added a playlist recently to this blog.
Most of it is soft and supposed to be inspirational.
I realise it might not be to everybody's taste so if you find it annoying,
you can hit the pause button on the top of the black playlist box .
If you like, enjoy!

If it rains today I will get downstairs to the Studio and
crank out some cards or a layout or both.

also... Thank you to those who have recently joined my blog to Follow Me.
I consider it a compliment!
... ciao...

Be Yourself... everyone Else is Taken.

Do you like those BELLA stamps?? who doesn't!?!
right Ladies?? lol

our May stamp of the month is so freakin sassy and pretty and reminds me of BELLA.
It's called Be Yourself!
It is a silhouette picture actually.

Best of all, you can get her at a discount or even FREE when you order any Close to my Heart products this month.

Friday, May 15, 2009

beachin it

well, i got down to the studio and forged ahead with 2 more dominican pages tonight so i am ready to share the results . getting the right colours and choosing the right photos took some time.

no stamping!! just our papers.... a tiny bit of vellum from my stash, and our wonderful stickease! i could easily use a half dozen sheets to finish my travel album ... LOL i used my caprice brown stripe papers with the emporium blue pattern since the blues all blended nicely and i think it gives the layout an eclectic look rather than "matchy-matchy"