Sunday, July 25, 2010

Office Party

This week I used an advertisement to create this page with the Office Party Kit. (If you haven't picked one up yet, there are just a few still available in the store HERE.) I almost hesitate to show you the ad I used, because my page didn't end up looking much like it at all. LOL! But I figure that is okay. :) I really used it as a jumping off point and then let the elements of my page direct me as I put them together.

Here is the ad I started from.

See that swoop along the bottom. That is where I began . . . can you see it on my page? No?! LOL! I know. It sort of got hidden as I built my other elements. :) I actually was going to cradle my photo and journaling underneath that swoop, but decided along the way that I liked the look of the artisan label chipboard shape holding my photo more . . . so that became my focus. :)

I went to add the circle element on the top left and it just didn't feel right for my photo . . . like it was out of scale or something. So I decided to invert the circle and have it coming from behind the photo instead. Then . . . I just created from there. :)

I used Virginia's Tool Play article about the paint brush to add some depth to this page. I painted the edges of a lot of my elements with Walnut Ink. I love the rustic look! Thanks, V!

My title was inspired by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band song "I Love Only You". I added a Zva Creative pearl flourish from my stash to add a decorative element to the title.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Scrappin!


Virginia said...

Oh I love it girl! Love that you were inspired by lil' ol' me! ;)

aussiescrapper said...

This looks super amazing Jan, wow, I love your gorgeous journalling too.