When I was filing this template, it just screamed "Paris" to me, so I went looking for my Paris photos from our trips there. Unfortunately most have been lost, but I managed these three. Actually, two are the same one.
I was sorting through some of the freebies I downloaded on NSD and this journal card by bellagypsy caught my eye.
I opened the file in PSE, got rid of the white background, put it onto a 12x12 page and flipped it. I randomly found this element by lpritchett from her beawesome kit and put it onto the page.
Using the colors in this element, I locked the transparent pixels on the journal card arrows and did some painting. The round solid part of the card became the place for the photo. I opened another layout I had done previously about the same trip and borrowed a couple of the elements to bring the two layouts together. The title was done with Poplar STd font, with the background paper of the other layout clipped to it. The photo is an old one and our clothing colors were not so good, so I ran a CoffeeshopBlog B&W action on it.
For Stuff to Scrap's $2 Tuesday, Kimberley is offering parts of her Slow and Steady! If you do not already have this cute kit, now is the time to grab it. And to further entice you, I made another free cluster frame for you to enjoy.
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Cluster is approximately 9x8 and inside shadows included
And here is what you can do with it, with just a few more mouse clicks and the SAS kit!
Journaling cards are the current darling of the designers.....I have a lot of them in kits, but do not really use them. When I got a NSD freebie from AmyTeetsDesigns I loved the cards so much (so artsy and cheeful, that I created a collage base of them for a layout.
I started with this:
and created this:
I did add a few bits and bobs from other kits to finish it off. Don't you love the quote I found online?