Friday, August 3, 2012

In the Shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge and yet more pages from my SMASH book

Ok this one is a little different from my usual style and I really love the way it has turned out.
 I decided to print this cool photo that I took of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco as large as my printer would allow (A4 size) and use it as background paper. I used a matte photo paper so that it wouls give the impression of patterned paper and so that my glossy family photo would stand out from it.
I kept my embellishments clustered around my focal photo so as not to cover up too much of my background photo.  Then I positioned a second title cluster to balance out my photo. I added spme strips of patterned paper and map paper behind the background photo so that my finished page would be 12 x 12" in size.
The paper that I used for this LO is actually from a teenage boy themed collection by Kaisercraft. Most themed papers are very versatile can can be used for other subjects apart from what they are intended. My title was inspired by the current challenge word over at Bird is the Word 'shadow'.
So dig out those beautiful scenic shots that you have in your collection and give this tecnique a try. It really is heaps of fun and a great excuse to print out an enlargement of that favourite photo that you have hidden away!

Now for some more pages from my SMASH book. I am p to our stay in Stoke-on-Trent to spend some time with my mum (she has Altzheimers so doesn't recognise any of us any more) and to take my dads ashes home. This was a really difficult time for us and some of these pages were very hard to scrap but hey, I did it and I am so happy that I have the memories recorded for my children in years to come. I created some hidden flaps on my pages to add more journaling and my children's thoughts.


Kel said...

What a beautiful memory you have created with your smash journal Sarah. So sad you had to say goodbye to your Mum for the last time :( xxx

Lizzy Hill said...

You've got me almost is SO sad-almost as if you've gone to her funeral, in a way...I still remember the shock of seeing my grandma like your mum....but good on you for scrapping it all:):):) the smash book looks fantastic ...I'm taking note of how you've done it so I don't reinvent the wheel!!!!! And LOVE your shadow LO ...different for you, but works really well. Great snap!!!!!

Lauren said...

Love that LO with the large photo. So effective!

I'm loving all your smash book pages,what a great way to record the trip.

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Super cute smash book!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

what fantastic work! LOVE the layout even if its not your " style" but the book is also amazing! Good work!

Lizzyc said...

Hi. this all looks really wonderful full of memories, and I love the Shadow layout.. thanks for joining in at BITW!

Torill said...

Love your SMASH!!
And the shadow-page was FAB!
Thank you so much for joining BITW!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Love your layout SOOO much! One of my faves for sure! And your Smash book is brilliant!

Elisabeth Sarkis said...

Cute your smash,Thanks for playing at BITW

Keren Tamir said...

Great Lo and jounaling book! thanks for joining us at BITW

Irini said...

Fab layout!
Thanks for playing along with us at Bird Is The Word

Sandy Davis said...

Your smash book is turning out awesome. You really got alot of pictures on your pages.....and your added flaps with the journaling will be a great memory in later years.

Linda said...

Love how you used that big photo and the map in the background :)

Thx for joining us at BITW

MARILYN said...

Fantastic page!!!!love the big photo.
Thanks for playing at BITW!!!

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