Tuesday, November 18, 2008

On the slopes of Verbier

Continuing from the post Skiing in Verbier ...

I had this green die cut border for at least five years – maybe more. I realized that the theme was perfect for the alpine photos I was working on. I cannot tell you how pleased I was to be able finally to use this border! Since it was 12 inches long, the extra bit I cut off went above the photo. A rub-on title and the page was done!
The photographs form the corner in this layout. I would have liked to put a corner flourish at the centre right angle but could not find anything appropriate. So some journalling had to suffice. The alphabets are die cut using Quikutz. The little yellow dots are brad head decorative rub-ons from Creative Imaginations. Who still has these?

Another quick layout that can be finished in less than five minutes unless, like me, you want to spend too much time on the ‘THE’ and botch it up in the process! The article in the title is a fine example of why too much is not necessarily good. The title forms a very prominent border on the page. The thin red strip above the photographs continues the effect of the horizontal border. The big red alphabets are Thickers from American Crafts. Smalle alphabets are Paige die cuts by Quikutz. Prisma glitter is by Hero Arts and Golden Acrylics makes the mica flakes paint.

Two simple strips of ribbon border either side of the photographs, as does the journalling strip. The ribbons have been glued down. I put a little extra glue at the ends so the ribbon will not unravel. Starform stickers makes the sparkly alphabets. Font is Arno Pro. Ribbon is from my stash.

Just one flourish in the corner finished this page. I covered the flourish with Encore metallic silver pigment ink and then embossed it with Satin Pearl EP so that it would have the same frosty finish as the Elan Metallic paper. Self Adhesive graffiti by Art Warehouse / Creative Imaginations. Grungeboard Swirl by Tim Holtz Ideology.

Two photographs on opposite corners, journalling on the third corner and some stickers on the last corner and voila! A page completed in just under five minutes. The snowflakes stickers are by Sticklers. Font is Barefoot Professor downloaded from 2peas. Self Adhesive graffiti by Art Warehouse / Creative Imaginations.

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