Friday, March 23, 2012

You Make the World More Beautiful: My Little Shoebox


It took a while for me to get into the groove with this layout. First, I chose two "vintage" black and white photos of me (as a baby) and my mom and they just weren't "speaking" to me. I then moved on to a recent photo of me (gasp!) and although I liked the photo with these papers and colors, I didn't know what to say, nor was I in the mood to put much effort into coming up with something. LOL! So I decided to go to my stack of photos of Alexa (I know, you're surprised) and it all came together.

Here's a detail shot of the layered embellishments:


A close up of the flowers. These are intended to be rolled flowers, but I liked the look of just "popping" them and then bending the petals a bit for dimension.


Thanks for coming by for a visit today. Have a great weekend!
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10 comments:

  1. The LO is beautiful but don't give up on using your B&W photos ~ Love working with them!!! great design and style!!

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  2. beautiful page - i love b&w too - they have their own claim to fame.

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  3. This is such a beautiful layout. I love the design and all the layers. The un-rolled flowers look great. I had t thought to use them that way. Totally stealing this idea!

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  4. This turned out beautiful, I know how you feel going through photo's, and as for doing a layout of myself, I'd rather be gut shot! LOL Love Penny

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  5. love this! i can totally relate to your photo issues :)

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  6. I can relate, as well, to choosing photos and seeing how it all comes together. This turned out so cute! Love those little flowers.

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  7. beautiful layout, Lisa! I adore your ability to embellish pages!Everything on this page is perfect...from papers to pictures to design...beautiful!

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  8. I always love a circle design on a layout, nice!

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  9. Lisa, I forgot to put this on my last layout:
    I also rolled these (flowers) on a thin carpet (think oriental) instead of a hard desk, so I'm not sure how that played into the final product. I didn't want you to try it and it not work for you. I also used the end of a large screwdriver for some other larger flowers. The end of the screwdriver had a "ball" type end. Love Penny

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