Tuesday, February 15, 2011

TIPsy Tuesday - Photo Strip

Even with digital cameras and instant viewing of the photos we take, we sometimes don't get the right photo.  When you have a collection of less than perfect photos, try cropping and using smaller versions of several.  A bunch of OK photos may equal one great look.

On the 20th Anniversary of our first date, we were going to a movie just as we did on our first date.  However, this time we were running late.  I hurriedly set up the tripod and we took a few shots.  I knew they weren't that great and they looked worse when I got them on my computer.  We needed our heads angled differently, there was one where I looked good and Lenny was looking away.  Just nothing was quite right.  Still I can't recreate the day and there is only so much my Photoshop skills will fix.

So rather than having one 'not so great' large photo on my page, I opted for a photo sequence of several photos - like a strip from one of those photo booths.

Using Shimelle's sketch for the week gave me another out for my photos by putting the title more center stage.
What was important about this layout was remembering we had remembered our first date.

Project Notes:

Also, a big Thank You to Shimelle at  I won her blog candy of J'adore collection items from American Crafts.  My treat package came just in time to do this layout.  Be sure to check out her blog for great info and other chances to win.

These tickets are my favorite things!  One of the best things about blog candy is getting stuff you might not normally buy on your own.  Several of these had just the right sayings.

To create the background, I cut a design on the Cricut using the Storybook cartridge.  Then I used the design as a mask and inked around it with Warm Red fluid chalk ink on my Riding Hood Red cardstock.  It left me with a great mask I'll have to use on another layout.

Don't forget to check out for more great pages using this layout design. Thanks for visiting today!  Hope you are having a great week.

Ingredients:  DSP and die cuts:  J'Adore collection from American Crafts
Cardstock:  Riding Hood Red by SU!
Thickers:  Marquise by American Crafts
Other chipboard:  Unknown sources
Font: Script MT Bold


  1. That is a great photo tip and I love the masking!

  2. Thanks so much for participating in this week's sketch challenge! I've featured your layout in this post:



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