It has been a busy, busy season! My son has been home, I've been catching up with some of the greatest friends EVER!, and I've been trying to find some time to sit down and complete some scrapbook pages I've been working on, as well as learn my new Adobe CS4 programs! I did manage to sneak in some time to work on this sgl page layout! :) (I bought a new SVGCuts.com collection called Winter Bliss, and I LOVE it!! So I had to pull up my SCAL this weekend!)
I have been playing with my Adobe programs, and I used a gradient map to make my photo black & white, except for my husband, to help him stand off the busy background.
From the Winter Bliss file, I used the 12 x 12 Trees file (cut at 11.5" sq). I used SU Bride Specialty paper for the negative, and The Paper Company Studio "Snowflake Diamonds" for the frame. I matted my photos on three mats that are 1/4" increments larger than the 4 x 6 photo. I used Stickles "Icicle" on the bottom white mat.
I cut the Short Icicles SVG and shrunk it down to fit my picture - this also has Stickles "Icicle" on it.
I cut the title SVG in white, and then cut a blackout shadow at .5 setting in the SU Bashful Blue color to bring the page base color forward in my layout.
I used the Snowflake 1 and two of the Snowflake 2 SVG files and a blackout shadow layer (same colors as the title), along with some more of my Stickles "Icicle" to finish it off. The top left corner of the photo frame was layered so that I had to use two pop-dots, stacked on top of each other, on the part that isn't on the photo to keep it even.
I was pleased with the way this one turned out! I just love this picture of my hubby in his snow gear! To backtrack for a quick sec - this was taken outside our garage two years ago when we had snowmobiles. We had some friends over, and spent most of the afternoon riding. It was cold, but a "good cold" and it did snow part of that day. When us "old folks" were done, we hung outside to watch the kids while we drank our cocoa (it's actually Ovaltine - I'm a HUGE fan!!! Just ask my friends! hahaha - little inside joke, there). Anyhow, he looked like a big, cold bear in his Way-too-big snow pants, so I clicked this photo on my way in to be warm! :)