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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

16 comments:

----- 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.

hugs,
Jen

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:
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=izzyvideo
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.
malieta:)

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.