http://alisonslife-in-the-slow-lane.blogspot.com/ Life in the Slow Lane: Take 2!

Monday, 29 August 2011

Take 2!

Thank you all so much for the feedback on yesterday's post/layout!


 I took your ideas on board and, although not taking it completely apart, I adapted it and feel happier with it...it will never be one of my favourites, but it's easier on MY eye anyway!



I matted the pics, added a layer of black behind them, overlapped them and used some fabric leaves to hide a couple of the offending lights. I also had to add the little circle of B&W plaid, as I ripped the paper whilst doing the reconstructive 'surgery'!

So what do you think of it now?

Thanks for dropping by!
take care of you
Alison xx

15 comments:

  1. What you have done makes it much better - I think it is very true to her sketch and an excellent layout :D Like how you have used the leaves to cover up the lights, excellent idea.

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  2. This is really clever! The black matting and white edges makes the photos pop out and hiding 'mistakes' is ingenious - I love your phrase 'reconstructive surgery'!

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  3. Yep....the photos really do 'pop' more now.

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  4. I'm still loving the journaling down the side! I've had photos like this and I once resorted to actually trimming the background out and cutting round the figure. Not something I would do very often, but it can work. One to keep in mind for again, maybe

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  5. Alison, what a great fix - just covering a few of the lights really made a difference & matting the photos helps the focus stay on the photos!

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  6. Looks great! You don't even notice the lights now. The story is still my fav part. So glad you documented it.

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  7. I always like the look of matted photos and am surprised how easily you took the focus away from the lights, I barely notice them now :) Thank you for the sweet words and prayers.

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  8. I have to admit that I do like this one better. I was a bit of a fan of the original because it seemed very bold and kept with the spirit of the pictures. But this one really showcases the pictures better.
    Rinda

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  9. Looks great!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog during the PP Blog Hop!!

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  10. Ok, I've been flicking back and forward between this post and the last, and I think the matting and the circles are really good, I agree with you, the lights were good to cover up a bit. Although I have to be honest, I really like both of them. Sorry, I'm not much help, am I lol

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  11. Aha! You see!! Definitely easier on the eye & had to laugh about the paper tear - happens to me too!!

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  12. I know just how you feel about not "liking" a page once complete. I think it was fine before; as you said it was done; but I do like the little changes that you made. The matting and the black help the photo pop more. Don't be so hard on yourself. :) Hugs!

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