October’s subject was all about making a scene. Now, when I think of a ‘scene’, my mind doesn’t necessarily go to the usual ‘scene’ kind of scene. What do you think I’d think of? If you guessed words, you’d be right on the nose!
Words are definitely my kind of scene.
(can we see how many times i can throw the word scene in this post? you ain’t seen nothing yet. ok, maybe that one doesn’t count.)
Since I finally have some fresh new photos to play with–my daughter’s homecoming–you’re getting to see them two days in a row. :) And if you’re not a fan of mine on Facebook, you may have missed me talking about the corsage he made out of pennies! It was such an amazing idea! Also, if you can’t tell by some of the photos, they are in drama together.
I used a vertical template from Storyboard #1 and turned it horizontally . . . so, just a note: you don’t have to use them in the orientation that they come. I changed the lower right square to a brown color and typed my journaling. Then I used some brushes to add some flavor and then clipped those brush layers to a copy of the brown square–like I would a photo–so that none of the excess brush image would go outside the square. Obviously I need to color inside the lines.
To create a scene similar to this, stamp the words or images that you’re thinking of using onto a transparency and play with their placement. Once you know where you want everything? Stamp away! Oh, and on my page I heat embossed my stamped images in black.
I have to tell ya, there was a time I did much more stamping. Now it’s just the occasional stamp here or there to help accent my project–I find that die cuts are much more forgiving when placing. So it was fun to break out the ol’ stamps! And I mean, I’ve had some of these babies for years! One of those things I just can’t get rid of. Guess it was a good thing–came in handy and all. Unfortunately, I don’t have Nichol’s stamping perfection skills–nor do I have a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. I think I need one of those. :)