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Sunday, 16 May 2010

Heeeeeeeeelp!!!...

...this is not me.

I have a problem......

The Thursday night crop/class that I attend every other week includes a stash kit to cover the four weeks of the session (fee is paid in advance for a 4-week session). The contents of the kit are always generous and good quality. We receive a selection of co-ordinating PPs, CS, embellies, ribbons and other bits and pieces - some of it is "up-front" at the start of the session and some is "added" as the weeks arrive.
Helen always comes up with a good selection and sometimes the stash is from styles/ranges that I would not normally chose for myself but this can be good because it helps you to think outside of your normal comfort zone. So..."What's the problem"...I can hear you say. Well here is the pick of the PPs & CS that we have been given (I have already used 3 PPs & 1 CS). In addition to this we have received a lot of bling/buttons etc. and there is more stash promised for next time.
These PPs are beautiful but not a style I would ever chose and I certainly don't have pictures that will fit easily.
I have come up with three LOs so far that I am sort-of pleased with but they really are not me.........
I really don't like starting with a PP that has such a clear dominant image. I would probably be more comfortable trimming the waste strip off and just framing them and sticking them on the wall. Unfortunately, that is not what should happen so I need some ideas, suggestions as to what can be done with them.
You can see that I've tried to theme the photos to the PP chosen but this has been a struggle.

Anyone got any bright ideas, all suggestions greatfully received..............

6 comments:

Winnie said...

Eeek! Those are fantastic papers, but look like they're hard to work with. I'm sorry I can't offer you any solutions, but would be very interested to see what other, more creative types, can come up with! LOL

Allison said...

the layouts you have done are super
AllisonX

Mrs Elmo said...

Well I know that you want to use photos .... however I think a few eg the water/flowers etc can work with something like a poem, or lots of written pieces rather than photos.

Jenny said...

They are lovely LO's, know what you mean though. How about using black/white or sepia photo's? It'll make the photo's jump out and avoid any colour clashing. hope it helps xx

lucy&digey said...

What you've dons so far is fab. They are SO difficult to work with. When I had some full page picture papers like that I cut them in half and centered them across a double page LO. I'm not sure if that would work with those but it was the best I could do with the ones I had! I don't buy papers like that anymore!!!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

How about altering the papers with thinned gesso or some color washes to tone them down a bit. Or spritzed with glimmer mists in light colors. I don't use a lot of bold large images either.
You could always cover it with some velumn too. best of luck