Thursday, May 1, 2008

May Crop Addict

May's kit at Crop Addict features two amazing paper lines, Webster's Pages and 7 Gypsies. YUM! I had a lot of fun experimenting with pattern and color combinations with this one. Here are my projects!

This layout was done using a sketch by Laura Shreve, a fellow DT member at Crop Addict. AWESOME sketch, Laura! ;) My daughter was wearing a pink, yellow and red striped shirt sitting on our couch that is gold and red . . . kind of a funky color combination going on! Sooooo, I decided to do some work on it in Photoshop to fix this problem. First, I converted the photo to black and white. Then I added a 2nd layer (the color photo) on top of it. I erased everything in the color photo except for my daughter's math award, letting the b/w image to show up behind it. Flatten image . . . and Wah-Lah! A fun photo that keeps the focus on what you want it to!

On this layout, I wanted to experiment with some funky pattern/color combinations. I can't really tell if I went a little too far (LOL!), but I like the eclectic feel of it anyway. :) These are pictures of my 9-year-old daughter when she turned one. I've been holding onto them forever, because I could never find a patterned paper that I liked with them. When I opened up this month's kit, I was thrilled! I finally had some paper to scrap these with! I tried to keep the style on these more on the simple side since they will be next to pages I did eight years ago. LOL!

For my project I borrowed an idea from the PaperTrey Ink blog. It is a Father's Day Wallet Card. Cute idea, huh?! I couldn't resist it either! I added a Driver's License area to mine and embellished it a little more, but if you would like complete instructions, go HERE.


5 comments:

noelmignon said...

Jana! That wallet is just amazing!! :) You are my scrap hero!

Greta Adams said...

love your layouts and that wallet is the cutest girl!!

Aline said...

Wonderful, fantastic layouts again .. and that wallet is so great. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lan said...

Oh, I love this wallet card idea!

Michelle Lanning said...

once again - beautiful!

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