Saturday, October 19, 2013

Going green

The fun part of this page, in my opinion is definitely the textured, colored background. I used molding paste and a rough diamond mask to create a raised texture on scrap paper. Then I went to town with colored mist- light green, dark green, brown and some turquoise. When I created this background, I had no pictures or page planned for it. I just created for the sake of trying something new.

Then I got a sketch assignment from Simple Sketches. I wanted these "dressy" pictures of my hubby and I dressed up for a wedding in San Francisco to work with it. I pulled some "fancy" papers and tried to force it. I happened to be at a crop with my friend Sonia who informed me it wasn't working and to use the papers she happened to be working with at the time. Here scraps of paper, my pre-made textured-colored background and these photos worked together.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ups and Downs

Simple Sketches put out a sketch that had 3 up, 3 down with a combo of 3 pics and 3 decorative tags.
When I started to scrap it, my design went towards clean and simple. I used some die cuts I bought for a bargain at the recent scrapbook flea market.

Here's the sketch:

Here's my take on it:

One item of note, the page is about us viewing the sea lions at Pier 39, a San Francisco tradition. The bottom die cut is a sea otter - also adorable and precious and in the area but NOT a sea lion. I was aware of this when I put it on the page, but although not accurate, it worked aesthetically and well, I like it.