17 July 2010

Boy meets Girl

Happy Saturday
Have been doing my most recent page for Shimelle's class, Love your pictures, love your pages. The sketch immediatly grabbed me because it used four square photos. I have never done something like that before so I thought..why not have a go!

(I'm sorry, this is another post about the boy, you can switch off now if you want!). I absolutly love scrapping pictures of the boy. probably because I have so much I want to say and two because I get to gaze at his photo and not feel guilty! he he!

If you have never used Picnik, please try it out. I made a photo collage of the four photos in seconds and even managed to add this yellow filter which makes the pictures look somehow timeless...
I chose some of my all time favourite pictures of him and me, cut them out and layered them up...
The layout isn't actually this dark. My camera was having a funny five minutes! I love how it turned out though. I wanted to keep to a tight colour scheme and to chose colours that felt elegant to match with the black and white photos. I kept most of my embellishment to the middle of the page with the pictures. For me, there is a lot of white space on this LO, slightly scary as I feel I want to fill it with something!

Although I wanted to keep the page elegant I also wanted an element of fun. hence the note paper and the type writer title!

The journalling reads:
2 years later, you still make me laugh, you make me so happy and you still humour my need for photos!

Perhaps because of its simplicity, this has turned out to be one of my favourite LO's with all my favourite pictures on it!

A few more details:
I am loving the use of twine at the moment to grunge up a layout slightly!
The colours are better in these photos.

Hope you all have a brilliant weekend. I am nannying for a bit next week so posts may not come as frequently! Oh and I would love some advice. I changed my blog to a three column the other week, but am not sure if I like it, what do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

Loves xxxxxx


Scrappi Sandi said...

Hi Abi...thanks for stopping by my blog & leaving kind words! I loved your LO whwn I saw it in the forum...& as for too many LO's of 'The Boy', in my humble opinion you can never have too much of a good thing & it's you you're scrapping for so go ahead & enjoy!! (can you hear the 'Mum' coming out in me?!!!)I'm actually working on that '4 square pic' sketch for my LO at the moment! I'm still in catch-up mode & am hoping to complete two LO's today...not the worlds quickest scrapper! Have a fun weekend! :)

humel said...

Just saw this on the forum :-) It's fab, Abi - but then, I wouldn't expect anything else from you! The white space is just right for bringing your attention to the gorgeous photos.

Re the 3 columns: I have quite a wide screen on my laptop so I'm getting quite a big border of pattern on either side and the content of your blog feels slightly 'squeezed' down the middle. That may well be different on a different monitor though. (It's not a major problem and I certainly wouldn't have mentioned it if you hadn't asked for feedback!)

Mermaid said...

Abi, I love your page!

By the way, I have no problems with the size of your blog, cause I work with a netbook *lol*

See you in class.

JO SOWERBY said...

ooh abi, i love any LO of you and the boy, you are such a beautiful couple. this LO is so striking because of it's simplicity. i love the use of the four pictures and the colours you've used in the LO. i especially like the ribbon and twine touch.
Jo xxx

debs14 said...

The layout is lovely with just the right balance of picture, embellishment and empty space. Beautiful!
Your blog looks great as it is at the moment on my computer, the pictures are a good size and the writing fits well too.

scrappyjacky said...

It's a gorgeous layout,Abi....and such great photos.
Love your new look blog, by the way.

Amy said...

Abi the layout is beautiful and it really stands out in the gallery!
I really like this particular blog set up, the graphics are lovely and not too distracting and the text is easy to read in this format.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Another awesome layout Abi!

Cake {me thin...} said...

Hi Abi,

Really love your layout and I like how you can't help but be drawn to the pictures first.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, its always nice to get comments. xxxx

Lulu and her whimsical ways! said...

such a cute blog Abi, those cut-outs are so adorable!