02 September 2009

Back to school

With my printer still out of action, I've reverted to scrapping some older photos which have been sitting in an envelope for a few years.  Most of them are school events from 2005-2006. I always get stuck on how to make school photos look nice, especially since most of them are taken in a classroom or auditorium, with bad light and moving subjects.  Anyway, I started with some school concert photos on the weekend, and came up with this one, which I'm reasonably happy with:

# Simon Says ~ Back to School
# Colour Create ~ Challenge 26 ~ ruby, cream, gold
# Paperplay Challenges ~ Week 32 ~ Back to School


  1. Fabulous LO Karen :-) I love the photo's and the colours you used are fab !! Everything is gorgeous ,, the letters, flowers ,, lacy edging ,,,, stunning page ! :-)

    Thanks for joining the Simon says Stamp Challenge :-) You made it in the nick of time !! :-)

    Lols x x

  2. LOVE IT KAREN!!! I really like the little bubbles you have on each child to make them stand out!!
    Thank you for joining the Colour Create Challenge.
    hugs, janny

  3. Oh this is stunning, wonderful LO.

  4. beautiful karen. the gold thickers really compliment the photos and theme!

  5. Beautiful work Karen! I love the red background :).

  6. Fantastic layout!!

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week :) Good luck!!

  7. Wonderful work Karen. I love the way you made made the photos mainly black and white but really emphasised the colour with that circle. Excellent work. Thank you for sharing this with us and thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge.
    Sharon xx

  8. Oh my gosh I am loving the creativity and craftiness in this, the color variation was a great idea, looks fab!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!


  9. Hi Karen
    Nice to 'meet' you over at scrap-pile....just been bloghopping and absolutely LOVE your style. I think you have similar ideas to me with your colours, and I love your cards - very gorgeous and cuttlebug love-ish (I likey);-)) Looking forward to getting to know more over at scrap-pile;)

  10. Love this layout Karen! All of the details are fabulous! Thanks for joining in at Colour Create!

    Great Job!

  11. This page is stunning! I love the effect! Thanks for joining in Colour Create this week. I hope you enjoyed the challenge. Hugs, Dena

  12. That looks great Karen! I love how you've used the circles to frame Jazi. Sometimes it's good to be forced into scrapping those photos we've been procrastinating lol!


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