One Picture, Two Ways
Hello everyone! Chantalle with you with today. It’s great to be back on the blog with two pages, which both have one of my favourite family photos. It’s so rare that we get a good one of all of us (I’m usually the one behind the lens!) but it inspires me to just grab a passerby to snap a quick shot - you never know, it could be a gem! As you will see below, it’s amazing how a simple colour scheme can influence the feel of a photo.
In my first page, titled ’Live, Life, Love’ I’ve used the gorgeous Life in Color. I am continually surprised by this collection. Each time I look at all the elements, I find something new to drool over! I’ve really embraced the artistic side to this line, drawn to just creating freely, knowing it will all coordinate perfectly.
At a very busy time in our family’s life, I am being reminded that we need to hold on tight to each other. The circle of life goes on and on! I’ve used the letters in the Bits & Pieces pack to spell out the word ‘life’ and then reiterated the idea with a chipboard sticker with the same word.
Lots of layering is contained within some machine stitching. Sn@p! cards are an easy way to create a stack with minimal effort as they are pre-cut and ready to go. I’ve used some rainbow thread which is so striking against the black card. Tip: Makes your chipboard frames literally stretch further by snipping them in half.
The heart is fashioned out of some thin flexible wire. I’m loving this textile at the moment! It adds a sense of delicate grunginess to the page.
One heart-shaped wood veneer has been painted white so the two don’t blend in to each other too much. It’s tricky to see in this pic, but the happiness tag, with its lush silver foil, co-ordinates perfectly with the black and white photo.
In this page you can see what a difference it has made by removing the dark frame and focusing more on the lighter areas of the photo! Carpe Diem was a great choice for something fun and vibrant. I keep seeing lots of large letters around at the moment and they look fabulous! I had to try it out for myself, so I cut the title out using my Silhouette Cameo. Behind the letters, I have filled the spaces with different elements, trying not to take away from the words themselves too much.
Behind the word ‘My’ we have some super cute ‘Fist Bump’ paper. I’ve played with the dot pattern, popping some circular cardstock and chipboard stickers over a few of them. I’ve also applied a good dose of Glossy Accents over some of them so give them a nice pop of height and shine.
Inside the ‘F’ of Family, I have gathered lots of hearts from the collection. Tip: It’s always a good idea to add a bit of extra adhesive to chipboard stickers, just in case.
Inside the ‘M’, I have used some alphabet stickers from the Expressions cardstock sticker sheet to spell out the word ‘family’ repeatedly.
Bits & Pieces are also tucked inside the letter, with a bright sun topping it off. This was hand cut from a sheet of ’Total Chaos’.
For the ‘L’ I have used lots of little phrases, also from the Expressions cardstock sticker sheet. I really loved the mixed up effect of all the different letters and their contents but I felt it needed something to bring it all together. Enter a very slow and painstaking backstitch! It really was worth the effort I think, adding a bit of texture and unifying the elements.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I look forward to sharing more with you again soon!