22 August 2015

Keep calm and get texty!

Yet another layout for the January 2014 album... recording our family activities for the end of summer.  I'm so thrilled with the way this one came together:

First, I created my own background using texture paste, tinted with acrylic paint.  I'm sharing the technique for Team Training over at the Pixels and Paper challenge blog today.

Next I layered it up with some paper scraps and a bit of pen work, added the photographs, and then made my own title card.  I played around in Photoshop Elements with a lot of fonts, sizes and positioning until I got it just how I wanted.

I'm joining in at these challenges:
* Scrap Challenge Yourself ~ Keep calm and...
* Mixed Media Monthly Challenge ~ Get Texty

* Scrapki Wyzwaniowo ~ Typesetting

Making Memories Scrapbook Colors - Ocean Blue acrylic paint
My Memories Chevrons - Teal patterned paper
Dear Lizzy Spring - Glitter Accents - Beehive Brunch patterned paper
Bazzill Basics - Tropical cardstock
Carl Daisy - Small punch
Digital credits:
Ferris wheel by Housin Aziz
Font: Myriad Pro 

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  1. Your page is gorgeous and lovely. Thank you for joingin with us at Challenge YOURself!

  2. Awesome layout! I absolutely love your photos and your keep calm title, too! Thank you so much for joining us at Challenge YOUrself this month!!! We are so happy that you did!

  3. Well done Karen! Love the doodling and background! Thanks for playing along with us at Challenge YOUrself :)

  4. Love your LO. It makes me happy. Nice colours and a perfect titlecard. Thank you for joining us at Challenge YOUrself.

  5. fabulous shade of blue and soooo love that you made your own Keep Calm card! Great tip to add paint to the modeling paste! Kate (CY)

  6. LOVE your layout and your customized "Keep Calm" Card - it works perfectly with your photos!! Super FUN textures and Colors on this layout too! Great Job! Thanks for playing along with us at the Challenge YOUrself Blog!!

  7. Such a fresh page!! I love that it is mostly one color and white.

  8. Beautiful layout, I love all the blue. Thanks for playing along with us at Challenge YOUrself :)

  9. Great layout! I love the fun colors and words.Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  10. Great prodject! Very lovely! Thank you so much for playing along with us in scrapki-wyzwaniowo!

  11. So cool! Great!
    Thank You for joining us at Scrapki-wyzwaniowo this month :-)

  12. Love the soft colors with your photos, they really pop! Great design. Thanks for joining in with us at Challenge YOUrself

  13. nice LO! thank You for playing along with Scrapki-wyzwaniowo!

  14. Beautiful LO! Thanks for playing with us at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo.

  15. this is a great layout! love that you even made the journal card yourself. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!



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