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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Scrapbook Layout #2

Hi Everybody. . . this is my second layout for this year! I'm rather proud of this one because I actually came up with my own layout. Does the page look too simple? It looked fine in person but when I look at the picture, it looks sort of "plain". I don't know. . .I guess I'm accustomed to seeing all those layouts with lots of embellishments, sentiments, words, and stuff. Should I add like a little saying or verse somewhere or perhaps more stickers? Your honest opinion is appreciated.

Anyway. . .this picture is of my daughter when she was 5 years old. This picture was taken during Christmas and I took it at a courtyard where I worked. Considering I'm an amateur photographer and it was taken with a 35mm not a digital. I think the picture came out really well.

I scanned the photo and enlarged it on my computer. I then changed the color of the photo to "sepia". I wanted to create a "vintage" or "softer" look to the layout. This is one my favorite pictures of my daugther. I like a lot of pictures but I think this one looks natural. . .she's posing but not really posing. . .if you know what I mean.

Layout Recipe:

Papers: K& Co, SU Le Jardin, Autumn Leaves, DCWV Textured Cardstock
Accessories: K&Co Kurio Alpha, Target Large Prima, Prima, Inc. JoAnn Brads, Making Memories metal words., K&Co Tags to go, Organdy Ribbon, Satin printed ribbon, Tim Holtz distressing ink, Heidi Swapp distressing tool


----- Alison Mewer Cowan ----- said...

Adorable page!

Tracy.H said...

I think it looks great! And the pic of your daughter is great too! :0)

Jen Young (Pearl City, HI) said...

love your layout Maria - you just might kick me and get me going on SB pages... I really need to do that as well.


Andrea, said...

Wonderful layout, great colour combo and a lovely photo

Em said...

SO not simple!

It is a lovely page, mind you, it certainly helps that your daughter is so pretty lol!

Well done you!

pescbrico said...

I like your page a lot and sometime more is too much :) I find it perfect as it is :)

Rita said...

This page is beautiful as is Maria, I wouldn't change a thing. Your daughter is beautiful! Sometimes I like a lot of stickers (it really depends on the what the page is about) if its a fun or funny page I like to add more stickers. Other times I like a nice soft simple page, it's all about what you see & how you feel about that layout, at least thats what I think. You have just the right touch for this photo. HTH.

Brigitte from Australia said...

I think it's just beautiful but hey !!! if YOU find it beautiful then it's perfect and no matter what others think of it. :)

Aimeslee said...

I think your layout is gorgeous, but if you do want to add something, check out this video from Paperclipping:
She talks about visual triangles using color or embellies. It might help figure it out, I dunno, worth a shot.

And thanks for your sweet words about Sheila, Maria. And, I cracked up over Hillary being scary to you. I just don't see it myself. Hey, just watched your trifold video - a star is born! Very nice! Have a great weekend, friend. {xoxo}

Brigitte from Australia said...

Hi Maria !!
Btw !! i've tagged you !!
Not bcos i had to tag someone, But
bcos i'd like to read more about you !!
Hope you can do this fun thing !! :)

mum on the run said...

Great LO and a gorgeous picture!!

malieta said...

I LOVE this layout very much Maria!
You did a fantastic job and your daughter is so cute in this picture.

Nancy Grant said...

This is an awesome page! It looks like one that you would see in the magazines! Inspiring indeed!

2 Worlds said...

Great page maria
it all depends what style you want to be simple or full of embelishment
I think there is not rule for this.

Melissa M. M. M. said...

You r layout is divine (amazing curved sentiment!) and that pic is the sweetest. Love your colour choices and the little tag on the flower too, :0) Mel

kathleenh said...

Maria, your page is adorable. If you wanted to add one thing how about a stamped large swirl up in the upper right hand corner? That would complete the visual triangle a previous poster talked about.