May 20, 2011

Layout of the Week – Quick & Colorful

Some projects are just for fun!  This is one of them.  I’ve always been wanting to try more of the fun tints on the Costco Photo Center website and this seemed like a fun photo to use.  I love the whimsical look of Andy Warhol’s pop art and so does Delaney.  She took an art class last year where she got to create some very cool pieces of pop art!  Thanks to her, I have all sorts of fun, bright pieces around my home.
Since she turned 10 this Spring, I used this photo where a “10” appears to be coming out of her head…don’t even remember where this was taken, but it’s a fun photo!  Then I used the tints in the editting menu on Costco’s Photo Center website to change the colors, saving a copy of the original and then going back to the original and doing it all over again for each color.  I printed each tint as wallets (you get 4 of the same photo, wallet size, for 39 cents…a GREAT deal, if you ask me!)
Next, photos in hand, I headed to Whimzee’s to see what I could find.  I knew that my layout needed to be a simple one, with simple papers & embellishments.  I started this project with my ribbon chosen…we needed a sample at the store using this fun white felt flower ribbon from Creative Cafe, so I started with a couple pieces of it.  To add a little texture, I chose the white Bazzill dot paper with it’s embossed texture.  Finally to mix in just a bit of color, I used some KaiserCraft rhinestones in colors that matched as closely as possible to my tinted photos.  I ended up with green, blue and red.  I was hoping to find an orange or gold rhinestone to match my sepia photo, but we didn’t have any at the store.  So I used what I could find and spaced them out in the centers of the flowers with a few spaces in between.
For a simple layout design, I decided to arrange my photos “Warhol Style” in a square (I know it’s a rectangle, but square just sounds better.)  I added a few rows of the ribbon and filled some of the flowers with the rhinestones & I was finished.  I love the look and the layout was super quick.  It’s a fun design to use with any photos you have.  Just print out some wallets or crop your photos to wallet or small square size, grab your ribbon and you’ll have a finished page!
I know some of you purists will notice I don’t have any journaling…but I don’t think every photo or layout needs journaling.  Sometimes just a photo or 4 photos tell the story!
Have fun scrapping!
Stop & visit me on Facebook, where I’m putting together a new page for the JulieChats Blog!
Tips
Use a group of 4 small photos and some ribbon or paper strips to create a simple, quick layout.
Try some tinted photos on your next project!
Don’t feel like you always have to use tons of printed paper or lot’s of color, sometimes neutrals & a little burst of color is all you need.
And DON’T worry if you don’t want to journal every page!!!  It’s YOUR page after all, there are no rules to scrapbooking!!!
Supplies
Bazzill Dot Paper
Creative Cafe Felt Ribbon
KaiserCraft Rhinstones
Costco Tinted Wallet Photos
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