Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Scrapbooking very bright photos


The challenge with this page was what to do with these very color saturated photos.  I didn't notice until I had the printed photos in hand how much red was in each photo. Before I cropped them and sitting alone on my worktable, they were bright!  It was Valentine's week so we had each worn red. Also, the wall behind me was red, the draperies red and the table a dark reddish color.  Everything was just too bold.

My solution was partially the background paper and partially the arrangement of elements.

I used a My Mind's Eye stamp set to add some doilies stamped on vellum.  Vellum is really popular right now but I've loved it forever.  I wonder if someday I'll feel like that about Washi tape or mist or will they be waning trends.  Well, no sign of disinterest right now.






For this week's video I'm using a new version of Movie Maker that allows me to fast forward and narrate over segments.  I tried to keep the fast forwarding so that you can easily see what is happening.  It enabled me to show more of my process in a 14 min video. There is some background hum in the narration and I think I know the cause of that so I can fix it in future. Please let me know what you think of narration versus real-time.  The first part and the last segment are real-time and everything in between is narrated.

The video deals with the bright photos, working with a paper designed to be the background and building 'shelves' to hold your photos and anchor embellishments.

Watch at YouTube


Well, off to work.  Thanks for watching!

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful page, Lisa! I love all of the doilies and you did a great job working with the bright photos.

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  2. Lisa, you asked for feedback about the voice-over and fast-forward. I thought the fast-forward was good, and I didn't mind the voice-over at all; however, I did hear that the audio level changed between them. It started out fine, then the voice level went down, and finally back up at the end. Don't know the solution to that, but I was sure you'd want to know. Really love the layout and the way you toned down those saturated photos. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Very pretty page. You did a great job with those bright photos.

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  4. Wonderful page, I love that collection. This was a great post. TFS

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  5. I love how you've balanced out the red on your page, especially the heart border going all the way around! x

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  6. I love this page. The colors are perfect! I also like the rows of borders that anchor the photos.

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  7. I love your creative thought process with this great layout Lisa-thanks for sharing with us-I ma going to do a little scrapbooking-so I wil lbe looking ot your blog for ideas

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  8. Love all the colors on your page, fun photos too!

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  9. Great solutions for dealing with bright photos, especially lots of red! Lovely page.

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  10. Great page. Love all the colors. I have a large doily stamp and this is the first time I have seen it used on a page. TFS

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  11. This is a fun layout.
    You used great papers to tone down the brightness in the photos. Looks like a fun day :)

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  12. You're right; the paper was a great choice.

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