Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Scrapbooks Plus DT

Sweet Treasure
This is a photo I took of my Grand Niece (not sure that it right but...). My niece had a baby therefore... This photo of Kylee on her soft blanket had the perfect color combination for this months MLYB paper. I kept the page very simple because I wanted the photo to be the main focus. One of the great things about working with distress stains & glimmer mists is you can create the colors you need. For example the leaf ribbon is white, I colored the leaves using distress stains to match my layout. The flower was created with book text & again colored. Voila, custom made embellishments that match my layout. I left the journal tag blank, I want my niece to tell me a story about being a new Mom, or how her baby loves being on a blanket... What makes this page is the photos. I lay on the floor with the baby so I could get the picture just a bit above her. I spread the blanket out so there was no carpet or furniture to be distracting. I made the shot very close up. Do not be afraid to do super close pictures. that way you can capture the mood or feeling instead of non-emotional background. It can take 20 shots to get 2 or 3 really good ones. Plus the subject, especially a baby will start to relax & ignore you, that's when you get the best photo. Hope that helps!
Paper, bird, tag & word-My Little Yellow Bicycle
Die- Tim Holtz for Sizzix
Distress Stains by Ranger
Brad- My Minds Eye