Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New layouts

I have been plugging away at a few layouts, spending a lot of time on them to add the details I like. Here's the first:

I used this week's Sketchy Thursdays sketch for it:

The photo is one I love, taken in Idaho when we went to Derick's mom's funeral. Though the photo was lovely, it was a wee bit fuzzy, so to mask that, I added a few grunge layers take from Fudge Graphics. I also added some flourishes just because. The effect reminds me a little of an Andrew Wyeth painting, especially the barn in the back. Makes me feel like home. The journaling is a little haiku-ish--no great meaning behind the page, just I love the feelings his photo evokes.

The next is this month's Project 12 layout, using Studio Calico's June kit:

Here's the sketch:

Just in case the blog cuts off the right side, you can see the whole sketch here.
I added more photos for it, using the 4x6 template for 2.5 inch square photos. I think it works well. (An interesting note: I just got a new camera, and I had a little trouble with the second picture: the camera kept telling me I wanted to focus on Dominic's face in the lower right and set it on portrait mode, which made it a little fuzzy except his face. Sometimes smart cameras are a little too smart.)

Finally, I did last week's challenge at the Color Room a little late. Here it is:

I took some of my "journaling" from some random thoughts and Facebook posts. A fun idea for what to do with Facebook postings, I think. I also relish getting some good use out of those number brads: how long have I had them? Job well done when old supplies can be used, I think.

Thanks for looking! I had a lot of fun making these pages, different in story as they all were.


sillypea said...

Beautiful work here - especially love your June LO - you are rocking that challenge every month!

Diana Fisher said...

Great pages!! As always, love your work!

alisonm said...

Wow, you are so right- very "Christina's World"; beautiful photo. I love how you make this process seem so effortless.

Diana said...

Wow, amazing details on the first page. And you have taken these sketches to the sky. Just fabulous. Your eye for finishing your layouts perfectly is fantastic.

Danielle said...

Love Love Love your morning walk LO! (Swooning over the flower/flourish/button groupings, and the color combo!!) Great use of Partly Sunny on your Project 12 LO! Loving the button and flower clusters on your last LO, and the title work!

theelfqueen said...

You rocked the P12 this month!!! That's fab! Great group of photos!

Davinie Fiero said...

Oh my word, Jennifer. You are on fire! You totally deserve that sketchy spot and I adore your Project 12 layout to bits!