Friday, June 3, 2011

lots of photos

I was recently asked to define my scrapbooking style. I pondered this for a while and took a look through all the projects that I had created in the past year and decided that my style is to use lots of photos. I like to tell a story using several photos on a page. Sometimes I like to use the same photo (repeated) in a layout, or I like to use lots of different photos from an event. I really love the look of photo strips and use wallet size photos on most of my projects.
For this layout I used the soul food collection by Melody Ross. This is such a fun collection. I really love the colors, especially the bright orange!

This Girl is Brave layout

Here is a closeup of a chipboard piece that I used the chipart tool on.

To create the bird, first I started by stamping him with the small flower chipart tool.

Then I painted a layer of white paint on top of the bird (I purposely made this a thin layer and did not paint inside the stamped image).

Once the bird was dry, I misted him with sand colored glimmer mist.

I really love how the chipboard birds came out. Are you feeling brave? I hope that you get the chance to define your style and maybe try something new, like GCD studios fabulous chipart tools! I just know that you are going to love the ending result!

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  1. that's an interesting way to define your style , Gina !

    I realised I've been much more of a single photo scrapper more than ever. While I used to move between styles a lot more in the past depending on what brands/products I used, I tend to prefer the pile less on approach ( not overdoing the products bit ) & just playing with color & techniques ( and tools ) more. ;)

  2. looks great Gina! i love the multi photo thing too. Never thought to use the same one though- thanks to the inspiration