February 19, 2012

New Shoes by Sandy

Sandy posting a layout with a gimmicky photo today. Here's how we did it. My niece laid down and propped her feet against a bougainvillea shrub. Pointing the camera upwards, we got a shot with nice depth of field 'beneath' her new flip flops. 

The Dreamy paper already came with some water-stained effects on the edges. To add more depth in the background, I flicked some white mist around and softly stamped some circles. For a loose and carefree look, my paper elements only had adhesive in the middle. Some were simply sewn on with hapazard stitching. These allowed the edges to be lifted slightly off the page for a more dimensional effect.

Salmon from the Dreamy paper and the butterfly, and beiges from the journal cards tie in beautifully with the sandals in my photo. This journal card with it's bright scarlet border was added to give my project a boost of colour. The Thickers were painted the same red and positioned to form a visual triangle anchoring the photo.

But the February kit isn't all soft and dreamy. You can also take it in a modern, graphic direction like I did with these two celebration cards.

Daydream Believer Supplies : Dear Lizzy Neapolitan (Delightful Bouquet, Sea Breeze, Hazy Horizon), Sassafras Exclusive paper #SC10009, American Crafts Natural Thickers,  The Gilded Bee Handmade Butterfly
Stepping Stones Supplies : Ocotber Afternoon  (Farmhouse Journal Cards,Buttons),  Authentique Petite Type Square, Marcy Penner Snap Shot Badges
Others : acrylic paint, ink, mist

Daydream Believer Supplies : Sassafras Exclusive paper #SC10008, Pebbles Happy Day
Steeping Stones Supplies : Crate Paper Delivery, Studio Calico Alphabet Stamp


Bellaidea said...

This layout is so pretty! I love colors!

Cheryl Leong said...

wow.. love your LO!!! very pretty

Teeshoom said...

Think it's stunning! ))

Wishful Thinking said...

Lovely LO Sandy. Photo is cool too :-)

sandi said...

Oh wow! I love, love, love this! Fabo!

Linda said...

Love the butterfly, too. Way cool.

Take care, Linda


The Tame Lion said...

Awesome! ;)

Jona Panesa said...

so lovely!!!