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This LO is the opposing page for this LO here;ppuser=13365 this is for the IOTW and Debb’s Freestyle Fandango challenge. I was having trouble with it until I saw Debb’s challenge. Initially, the challenge gave me the idea to crop the photos in an unusual way but I’ve always so loved the freestyle techniques (though I had no idea what to call it!), that I was definitely carried away!

I don’t think I’d use this page as a stand alone LO because there is too much to distract from the photos – but as a companion page to the other, I was pretty pleased. Usually this style is so right up my “alley” but I found this one difficult because of the need to keep some consistency between the LO’s. I wanted them to work together (and I didn’t want to change the first one!)

As always CC is welcome and appreciated – some specific things are bothering me …

1. There isn’t much “white” space, I usually love white space but it didn’t happen that way this time – I’m hoping it kind of balances with the first LO where there is quite a bit.

2. I didn’t get the journaling in as I wanted – and I’m kind of leaning toward leaving out the part on the orange paper. I like what I said … but visually it kind of tips the balance toward to much I think.

3. I think the flower button is probably unnecessary – but it “felt” consistent with the first LO so I left it for now. I’m going to try to upload a combined page with both layouts for easier comparison.

Your ideas on these or other suggestions would be great! TFL! (Course you get a medal if you read all this!

Credits: Brighter Daze Kit by Marcee Duggar 2191dsp.Chipboard Stencil Alpha 1831dsp and Custom Chipboard Alpha 1782dsp by Lauren Bavin. Doodley brushes sets 1 & 2 2218dsp & 2219dsp by Meryl Bartho. Sweet Heart Brush Freebie by Suzanne Walker. Multiple cracks brush by Linda Sattgast used to grunge up doodles. Descriptive circles (recolored) from Regal Reds by Lisa Carter 2954dsp. Large flower made from Die Cut Flower also in Regal Reds. I LOVED the texture on the die-cut but I wanted more of a painted look to it for this lo, so I cut some of it and then recolored in a way that flattened out the texture then reduced opacity. Carved custom date by Meryl Bartho 1773dsp. Background, Brown Strip and edge by me. Fonts: DSP Suzanne, Eras Demi IT. I used Meryl Bartho's tutorial to make the text go in a circle (THANK YOU!) I haven’t figured out paths yet … Yikes!

OH! One more thing! I LOVE THIS FONT!!!! Thanks Suzanne!

>>>MOVED TO DSU 110 GALLERY - I did it last week for a IOTW challenge - used all the techniques for lesson 4 >>> TFL!
· Date: Fri July 21, 2006 · Views: 1,125
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Keywords: 2191dsp, 1831dsp, 1782dsp, 2218dsp, 2219, 2954dsp, 1773dsp, 3044dsp
Programs: CS2
Fonts: DSP Suzanne, Eras Demi IT


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Registered: April 2005
Location: New Zealand
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Sat July 22, 2006 2:17am

Oh WOW Kim!!! So this is what you have been busy with!!! Awesome, I just saw the thumnail of the 2 together so will go and see that in a minute !! I love the fun free fast feel to this, sooooo amazing, that would take me hours and hours moving bits around and trying to decide what looked good, then it still wouldnt be anything like this!!....dont know if it took you hours but it looks amazing!!!!

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Debb Cozzi

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Mon July 24, 2006 5:54am

Hello my sweet friend, I am so glad you couldn't stay away from the just isn't the same without you you know? I'm with Pam, I think this is amazing. It is so rich with detail, multiple layers and texture. I like the orange strip, I think is plays as a solid contrast to the more 'wispy' nature of the orange flower stamp. There is one thing you could play with if the journaling is still bothering you....try shifting the orange, polka-dot and green strips ever so slightly to the left. Then you could move your date stamp to the upper right corner and fit the journaling where the date stamp is that way you would create a visual triangle with the black words of the word art, the '17' in the photo and the black letters of your journaling. Play around and see what you think. (But even if you don't you STILL have a terrific layout here!!)

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Registered: June 2005
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Wed July 26, 2006 2:18am

Oh, my gosh!!! Stellar work!!!
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Registered: April 2005
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
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Fri February 9, 2007 9:09am

Too beautiful - and love the contrasts ... into my favs it goes!

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