Posted by bamablue
We decided that it would be fun to get out of the typical square and rectangle layouts and explore how to incorporate a shape as the core component of a page. This reveal was a stretch for most of us that participated, but the results, I hope you'll agree, are stunning. Enjoy!
Kissable by bamablue
This layout by Glenda uses one photo in a large circle shape and creates white space by keeping the other half of the circle plain. The smaller circles are all cut out of papers from the same kit as the background and larger circle - Julie Mead's On a Whim.
Sweet Kiss by nun69
Angie also used one photo and filled the circle shape with it. The scalloped edges and the circle mat really make this photo pop! And the green scalloped circles in the upper and lower corners really compliment the larger circle and the SWEET word art really balances out this lovely page. Says she, " This is out of my element (scrapping inside a shape) but I love how this turned out!!! please give it a try, you'll be amazed!!! "
Family Circle by FairyMouseMom
Egle used a variety of wonderful family pictures in her circle layout. I love how this layout depicts the love and family that surrounds her and her DH. The circle within a circle was the perfect choice. She admits, "I had to step out of my "comfort zone" here on this one!" [And, aren't those double brads simply scrumptious? Metal Shop - Pewter by Kim Hill, CG Essentials]
Meeting Buzz by Janello
Janell also used the perfect shape for her layout of her two sons meeting Buzz Lightyear - a star for a star! The little stars and the flourish add a bit of pizazz, while the bling alpha (Amy Teets "Strength from Within" Sparkly Alpha) makes this page really shine.
Banzai by FairyMouseMom
How fun is this layout by Egle? The arrow really creates a dramatic directional focus on the energy of the photo. The journaling around the edge of the arrow is unique and the background paper she selected (Chuckle Out Loud Chalked Papers by Julie Mead) is perfect. She said, "I constructed my own arrow, as I wasn't happy with the shape of the ones in the cookie cutter tools on my PSE version." Our Egle is one talented gal!
Pieces of my Heart by m1218p
Marci did a fabulous job on this heart layout of her two boys. I love the masculine feel with the colors that she used and how that is balanced with the softness of the heart and the flowers. And those faces! Don't you just want to gobble them up?
Our Home: Hawaii by MamaK321
Now this is taking shapes to a whole new level. Kristi used letters to clip photos depicting her home - Hawaii. The pictures are stunning and the combination of the pictures and shapes really display the quiet, peaceful energy of the lovely islands. Surf's Up kit by Kim Hill was a perfect choice for this layout!
Sisters by Chance by bamablue
This layout by Glenda uses a butterfly shape to express the amazing metamorphosis of her daughters becoming sisters "by chance". The photos were extracted and then combined to make one. She says, "I found working with this butterfly shape a huge challenge and ended up working with this layout over a few days--changing it a dozen (or more) times--before I felt like it was "done"." She used Kelly Shultz Natural Beauty Butterfly as a template to cut out the polka dot butterfly shape.
Dear Grammy by MommyBruno
This envelope shape is so darned cute and the pictures used to create it are adorable. Because the costume was delivered in the mail, Cassandra says, "I decided to use the envelope cookie cutter in PSE 5.0 as my shape to fill. This was not an easy shape, either! But I'm pretty pleased with how it came out." We are too!
I hope you enjoyed seeing how the CT "shapes up". We'd love to see what you are inspired to create!
Posted by bamablue
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