Sunday, March 11, 2012

a mann clann layout

i saw the inspiration photo for the latest challenge at paper smooches sparks, and i was stumped!

...for like 2 seconds! lol i LOVE the neutrals with only hints of color!

then i came up with this idea for a layout with 'reverse' colors!

i used a light, netral stamp, and then fussy cut the colors around the stamped image! how fun, right?! i really love the soft look that it gives off, and i'm already thinking of other ways i can use this technique! (well, i don't really know if it's a technique, but you know what i mean!) :)

i layered two ribbons (grey and teal) at the top and bottom of the page. love that color combo and look!

(ps - can you tell i like to play off our last name? *whistle*)

i used paper smooches stamps from 'giddy bugs', 'perpetual bliss', 'eco friendly', 'vegtastic' and 'cut loose'. lots of stamp sets - but you can't really tell! not sure if that's good or bad... :) ha! a few of the images are popped up and the camera has some glossy elements added.

i also used lawn fawn's 'harold's abc's' for the 'journaling' portion! :)

it's a very minimalist layout, i was trying to edit myself and give it a CAS look. i can't decide if it's too minimalist though.
also, maybe someday i'll learn how to take quality pictures of my projects. sigh.

ok i'm out for now! hopefully i can get more crafty time this week to make a card or two!



  1. Luv it! That PS Sun and clouds....i'm gonna have to own that set! I love the C&S of the layout! As for photographing the layouts. Turn your flash off and use daylight. Or keep the flash off and make sure you have two light sources from either side. :-)

  2. SOOOOO fab! LOVE the clouds and that camera--LOVE that you created something other than a card! YOU ROCK:) THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge:)


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