Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Creating

These layouts are from week #8 - "Emphasis" in the Design Your Life online class.  They have been half finished on my desk for many weeks so it's great to have them finished.


Assignment #1 - Demonstrate emphasis using a big picture.  I changed this from the sketch a bit, in order to use the enlarged photo of the whole group that went to South America last winter.  (BTW - visiting the Canadian Embassy was an awesome experience!  You should try to do it sometime when you are in another country - before you have to do it in an emergency. )


Assignment #2 - Demonstrate emphasis using one photo for the whole page.  Thanks to Bob for taking these pictures on his annual mountain hike last summer.   The picture on the LH side is actually the view from the outhouse at the Conrad Kain Alpine Hut.  The 'frame' is the window opening.

Real Life Challenge - use a chalky blue and brown together.  I used paint to create a frame for the squares, making it look a bit like a window.   You may recognize the pictures from the walk at the lake I took a few weeks ago.  Cathy Zielske got the inspiration for this from bedding at Restoration Hardware.

It feels very good to get back in the scrapbooking groove!  Thanks for looking :))

10 comments:

  1. great PAGES!!!! You've got some great photos on them too!

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  2. That last scrap is just gorgeous - absolutely stunning. Painting a border - brilliant! Love it.

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  3. Great pages, Mom! Love that last one with the bright blue frame. It's amazing where you can get inspiration. Way to go, Dad! That picture from the outhouse is great. I'm glad you created one of things he likes to do. Your grandkids will really appreciate it one day. I'm eager to see all that you've been compiling in the last little while. I'll have to bring some things with me in March so we can spend a day together in the studio.

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  4. I love them all, but that last one is just beautiful! Note to self: Get out the scrapbooking stuff and do something nOW!

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  5. Love the pages Crystal. I need to get back in the groove too! The painted one is awesome! You do such beautiful work!

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  6. What wonderful layouts you did a great job.

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  7. Thanks for sharing, Crystal! They are lovely, as always. XO

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  8. Beautiful layouts Crystal! I especially love the last one with the painted blue border! How do you think of these things??!!

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  9. awesome layouts! so happy that you are scrapping and finishing up that class!

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