Sep 6, 2012

Cliff Jumpers

I love large photos! It's a great way to create a two page layout when you only have a couple of photos.  In this case, I only had five photos to use but it looked too squished with five 4x6 photos on a single page layout and when I tried to stretch it to two pages it looked a little sparse.  So I took my favourite of the five and enlarged it to 8x12. Now it looks great as a two page layout!

I had these old Basic Grey letters in my stash that I knew would be perfect for this layout but when I pulled them out they we a clashing shade of bright pink that looked so wrong on the layout.  I was disappointed!  I searched the rest of my stash for something better but I kept thinking 'Why couldn't those Pink ones work?!'.  I was frustrated.  So I did as I normally do, left the room to grab a drink and hang with the hubby for a bit and when I came back, it dawned on me, why not change the colour of the pink ones to a colour that worked better!  Eureka!  I grabbed my sanding block and roughed them up and then applied a magenta ink over the tops of each letter and then applied a coat of glossy accents to seal it all in.  Now they were perfect!

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Basic Grey - Fort Lauderdale Collection; Cardstock: Bazzills; Alphabet Stickers: Basic Grey - Fort Lauderdale Die Cut Alphas and Old Basic Grey Chipboard Alphas; Embellishments: Basic Grey - Fort Lauderdale Die Cuts and Chipboard Shapes and My Minds Eye - Brads; Inks: ColorBox Chalk Ink; Tools: Fiskars Squeeze Large Circle Punch.


okanogangirl said...

Fantastic page with a large photo on one side. I think I'm going to have to lift this! Thanks for the awesome inspiraton!

Beth Hallgren said...

Stunning in it's simplicity! Love the large photo!

Jojorenee said...

Super cool love the large photo of the jump results!