Friday, December 04, 2015

Imagine Layout

Hello Everyone
Graphic 45 are sharing one of my new layouts on their blog, so I thought I would share it here too.
It's called Imagine...
A layout using Graphic 45's “World's Fair” range.
My eldest daughter was married late August this year, after being with her partner for 5 years. They had a beautiful wedding with lots of stunning photos taken by David Henry for me to use.   
Before their wedding they had a photo shoot with David and again I got another lot of stunning photos. Beth has the most amazing coloured hair – I don’t call it red, but rather copper. Anyway it is just beautiful though she does not agree. I have always told her to be grateful as you cannot get her hair colour from a bottle!
Every time I see a collection from Graphic 45 with red, yellow or orange, I open my box labelled “Beth’s Photos”. So when I got my bundle of “World Fair”, I just loved it right away. The colours are amazing, blue and green with all that bright orange and yellow; it’s just perfect. But more important are all the wonderful images just begging to be cut out and built up with foam tape.
I chose a selection of Beth and Noah’s engagement/pre-wedding photos for this layout.
I am sure you will agree with me that the photos and papers look really great together.
I did rummage through my old papers to find an orange border for my layout. It is one of the papers from “Olde Curiosity Shoppe”. I just happened to have a few sheets of it left.  I added a very narrow blue border just inside of my orange border.  Another old paper I used, was for around my photos, I wanted something a bit more dramatic as a mat for the photos to bring the orange from the background paper out.  I chose a paper from Happy Haunting, which had lots of smaller squares I could cut out and use for the photo mats.
So starting with my sheet of “Counting Down” I just cut my piece of “Mind over Matter” to fit inside. Then I added a piece of “Inspiration Station” to go under my photos. I decided to mat my bigger photo and place a larger blue photo mat under it.
I did some fussy cutting for the bottom of my layout using foam tape to give it a more 3d look. “Be yourself everyone else is taken” looks great matted on some black cardstock and fits so nicely on my layout.
I painted my Imaginarium Chipboard flower stem with some green silks paint – this gives them a rich shimmer look. I added some beads and glitter to my flower heads. To help them stand out, I just tucked a paper flower underneath the flower heads. Some Prima wire rapped around the stem just looked great. An orange ribbon and mesh with a heart charm, all add to my layout. I added a chipboard title at the top, some blue brads in the corners along with some black photo mats. Then all I needed to do was choose which of Beth and Noah’s beautiful photos to use.  
I love the way I can use any Graphic 45 paper from any collection and they all work together.
This layout will be making its way online as a kit early next year if all goes well.
To view my range of kits available just visit Seriously Scrapbooking.
There are also a few Christmas projects available including a Christmas Layout, a Christmas book & Christmas Cards will be coming soon.
Thank you for visiting my blog.

1 comment:

  1. This is really nice dear. I am a newbie artist and got some really good ideas for my next art. Anyway, do you think I can use it for creating a wedding album for my wedding that will be held at wedding venues Los Angeles?