Thursday, February 26, 2015
I finally had only a few pictures for an event. I was so excited that I could use a page kit and not have to completely redesign it. I was glad to find a Quick Quotes one (shopquickquotes.com) that I could use.
I made a few changes including adding some of their blue chalk ink instead of using just the recommended colors. I used some of my blue felt letters I had in my stock as well as rearranged the photo mats to fit my pictures. I also moved the ribbon to a different spot. I used my Spellbinders die cut shapes to cut the pictures. I like how the design shows off the pictures. It turned out well.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
I love page kits but I have found that I usually have trouble using them because I have too many pictures. I bought the above page kit from Paper Loft (http://www.paperloft.com/) to use with these specific pictures but when I set it up to use and viewed my pictures I thought I had too many pictures. I really wanted to use this kit.
I looked at each picture and gathered only the pics that I wanted to use. Using my Sizzix square die cuts, I fit the pictures to the die cuts to only keep exactly what I wanted of each picture. This made most of the pics small enough to fit multiple on a page and uniformed to blend well together. The difficult part was deciding where to put the photo mats, foot prints, words, and other things on the pages. I picked out the words that fit my theme and then rearranged pictures several times until I found what I liked. I then used Quick Quote Chalk Ink (http://www.shopquickquotes.com/) and distressed the edges of the paper.
This is one of my favorite pages. I took a designed page and made it my own using my pictures to guide it.