This LO is the opposing page for this LO here http://www.digitalscrapbookplace.com...p;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 http://www.digitalscrapbookplace.com...ircle_mb.shtml
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!