August 27, 2010

Another helping of DC

Here is the next page I've created for my Washington D.C. album.

No real fancy tricks with this one, just a fun layout. I love how big you can make the pictures in MDS.  When I do traditional scrapbooking I find that I rarely use pictures any size other than 4x6... but here I was able to make them the entire width of the page.  It really helps to draw the attention to the "main attraction" of the beautiful water fountains at the WWII Memorial.

Since I don't have any cool tricks today I will at least make up for it by posting another layout.  I find that searching layouts is always helpful anyways... that way you don't always have to reinvent the wheel to create a scrapbook page.  Instead, you just have to find a wheel that will fit.  So, without further ado, here is the Korean War Memorial.

Once again I used a large picture to highlight the memorial pool.  I also added to little tiny round cute pictures as an accent.  I had a lot of fun on this page creating the bunches of flowers... embellishments like that always look better in groupings.

Well, I hope you've enjoyed these fun pages, cause I really like them!  Check back later to see how the rest of our trip went.

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August 25, 2010

Free Again!!!

Finally took my exam and I'm FREE again.  Guess what I've been doing in my free time... Yeah, that's right, I've been documenting my Washington DC trip again.

I absolutely love this layout! It was inspired by Heather Summer's page found here.

My trick for today is how I created the background paper. Look really closely... do you recognize the pattern? If you said it looked like one of the "Night and Day" papers from last year you would be correct! But what is this... it's blue!

Here is all you need to do to create this look.  Use a solid color background (pacific point in my case) and then add a black and white patterned paper over the top. Last but not least, turn down the opacity on the patterned paper until the desired look is obtained.

The "Night and Day" paper is perfect for this technique! I have been using it throughout this album and just love the texture it gives, so keep your eyes open for it on the following pages.

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