In March 2008 Lily went skiing with her friends. Just over a week in the Swiss Alps. We were worried before she left that there would be not enough snow but we were wrong. It was perfect! As you will see from the photographs. I am now in the process of finishing her album. Luckily I had frosted cardstock from Worldwin and these were great for this album. They are called Elan Metallics Expressive Paper. The layouts below are from an article called 'Corners and Borders' at SS Reflections.
The blue border is cut with the Basic Grey tool. I lightly pencilled a line and then alternated the cuts on each side of the line to get the deep waves. The photograph is matted with Worldwin Red Ruche paper, and then I pierced holes around two edges for a border with fibre. While this looks like a difficult process, it is not. If you punch your holes large enough, threading the fiber through will not take even five minutes! Butterfly stickers, from Startform Stickers, on opposite corners have been first applied to white cardstock. Letters for 'SKI' are drawn and cut freehand.
Here is a page with just one photograph and not much else. There seemed to be too much space around so I enclosed it all with four borders. The thinner the border the better – it detracts less from the central photo. You could also stitch a thin line around, but stitching was not an option for me. I use both sides of the cardstock and stitching would show up on the reverse. The journalling block is by 7 Gypsies. I used glitter flakes on Terrifically Tacky tape placed around the border. The postage circular outline and wavy lines are rub-ons from Creative Imaginations. And some original postage stamps from Romania!
The photograph in this layout forms part of the border of the page whereas the journalling is at a corner. This is a simple design which can be used to showcase a special photograph. I would advise not being as lazy as me and actually doing the journalling on a computer if possible. It should not take more than five minutes to accomplish. The closer, even spacing of a computer font will make the corner design more stunning. The water effect stamp is by Inkadinkado. It is stamped with Encore blue pigment ink and Blue Pearl EP by Stampendous. Flourish stamped with Brilliance blue ink and outlined with a Zig marker in black. Journalling is done with Zig calligraphy pen in black.