Thursday, August 24, 2006

Technique of the Month: Water Layouts

If you are like me, you probably have quite the stash of water pics! To do each one a little differently can be challenging sometimes. After all, they were playing in the water in all the pics, you know! Here are some quick ideas for you to use.

Using my August Hybrid Kit, I created the feeling of "waves" by cutting out the flourishes in the Cherry Arte Paper... the rub-ons from the kit were added to look like water droplets.

In this next picture, I created the feeling of movement by using a longer picture. The letters for the title were not all lined up. The arrow at the end (from the July Hybrid kit) further adds movement. Now if you look closely, the blue circles are a “top-secret” product. Just top-secret from DH, who wonders why I buy this non-scrapbooking stuff when I have a HUGE stash of real scrapbooking stuff! So what are those blue circles? They are from the Dorm Curtains that are being sold right now in the Target $ spot! I punched them out with my circle punch, and added the black dots around using a sharpie. The Rhonna Farrer Swirl stamps worked well here. I used the same stamp three times, and used the curves to write the journaling on.

Here is another idea, for those bath-tub pictures. In this one, I cut the picture – a regular 4x6 pic. I used Heidi Swapp fuzzy paisley rub-ons, and eyelets to create the look of water droplets. This was a clever trick I learned over at 2peas.. from a very talented scrapbooker.

And lastly, here is one last idea.. using the April kit papers! Again paisleys make for great water drops!

Enjoy! Summer may be ending. But create those summer pages.. and enjoy the memory all winter long!


Lori Gentile said...

Awesome layouts, Meera! I swear I feel like I'm in the water, too! :) Great article!

Charissa said...

Amazing! These are great ideas Meera! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Stephanie said...

Meera you are brilliant! I love taht cut photo with the rubons in the middle - FABO!