Here's another 8.5" x 11" layout. This one is of my two boys when we went to the Bedok Reservoir park. It's just a couple of bus stops from home but it was our just our first time to visit there, after living nearby for 3 years!!!
I just adore this picture of them! I've to say, though, that i've to crop it for this layout - their auntie was in the picture, too :) - and i have too few photos of my 2 boys together. in. one. frame. Heehee!
Printed the photo directly on cardstock. Got this idea from Australian Scrapbook Creations No. 87. I don't buy much scrapbooking magazines because they're way too expensive for me. The reason i like this one is because it has both layouts and cards in one mag, plus of course, i can squeeze it in the budget :) The other mags i have are bought last year from a second-hand sale and had been published like 4 years ago! I have now made them dog-earred and dilapidated and not worthy of 2nd-hand selling haha!
Oh, but i have gotten side-tracked. Sorry about that. Here it is:
Title: Comfortable Silence
I love the simplicity of it. I love the photo - how they are on a bridge, how they are together, one foot each in mid-air for a step, their shadows. You might notice the blue hues at the bottom - am not sure if it's the printer ink or if i should've made the paper longer. I don't mind, really :)
If you notice the area around the title, it's a bit shady, or blurry. I wanted to use gesso to make the said area fainter than the rest of the patterned paper. Since i don't have gesso (am on the lookout for small bottles of it in the local LSSs here. Do they come in small bottles? i wonder.), i used white ink instead. Maybe next time, i'd put on more ink so it'd be more noticeable. Or maybe white paint? (i foresee more experimenting. i love experiments!)
Would like to share the cropped pre-edited-for-printing photo:
Thank you for visiting! Have a great weekend!
Materials: All papers and embellishments are from Studio Calico's May kit (thru Scrappin Studio), Tim Holtz stamp, Versafine ink, Zig pen, plus twine from own stash.