I haven't scrapped a photo of Keith and I in a long time! I found these shots when I was looking through some photos from Christmas. Now, for Keith to take photos like this (where I am holding the camera out with my hand and taking a self portrait of us), he has to either be drinking, or it has to be a really special occasion. Guess which one it was? :)
The way I started this page was to just cut/punch some simple shapes and then I just laid them out on the paper until I had the design that I liked! I stitched around this sticker for the title...
It wouldn't be complete without some paint and stitching....
This next page I am SUPER excited about! Don't you just love the little baby superman...when they are laying on their bellies kicking their legs and flailing their arms???
To create the call out balloons, I simply used the shapes in Microsoft Word and increased the thickness of the line. I actually printed some of them right onto patterned paper.
After I added my subtitle stickers in the balloons, I completely covered them with Glossy Accents to give them a epoxy look.
I was inspired by "Superman" colors and the idea of a cape. The red paper on the right is supposes to mimic a cape. I also was inspired by some old comics, specifially the style of Roy Lichenstein. Do you know of him? You probably recognize comics like these:
They usually have call out balloons, and if you look closely, the image itself is made up of a whole bunch of little dots! So that is what inspired me to use the background paper with the little dots, and to add more black dots with some Distress Stain. I used a stencil and a paint brush to apply the bigger circles and then just used a pencil eraser for the smaller circles.
OK,lots more stuff coming this week...... I've got at least 5 more layouts that are just about finished!