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Wed 5/2 HNC - Stripes

Wed 5/2 HNC - Stripes

I didn't make it to the chat, but I had a glimmer of an idea for a striped page, so I ran with it. I put stripes on my photo, used a striped alpha, and added striped borders. If you use your imagination, you could say I had striped stitching and a tree made of stripes, but maybe that's taking it a bit too far.

Journaling: Using styrofoam spheres and bells, ribbons and sequins, the boys made ornaments for Christmas gifts in 1991. With help, David (6) did fine, but the project was difficult for John (4) and Steven (3). When we finally finished, the boys were very proud of their work.

All I Want for Christmas (vine border, striped ribbon, alpha) by Jen Reed; All I Want for Christmas Embellishment Mini Trees & Presents by Jen Reed; All I Want for Christmas PaperMini (red and white papers); Family Faces by Jen Reed (stitching); Font: Arial

    Love it! What a creative take on the challenge. And your photos are just fabulous. Great layout!
    Love it! I especially like the way the tree ties in - and your photo works so well too. Wonderful job with the challenge!
    Great layout! I like your stripes.:P
    How very, very clever. I love the extractions, stitching and stripe border. The Christmas tree is great and the photos cute.
    Great stripey page, Sue and I think all of those count as stripes! Love your photo and journaling and really like that christmas tree!
    This is adorable, Sue! I love the photo of those cute kids and their striped ornaments! The striped border looks festive, and I like all the other stripes you managed to sneak in here :D . It was fun seeing a Christmas layout this time of year - puts me right back into the Christmas spirit!
    Sue love all of the stripes & the tree definately counts as stripes. Great LO!
    Not even sure how you did that background...extracted the boys then did stripes of the background? Very cool.

    Not even sure how you did that background...extracted the boys then did stripes of the background? Very cool.

    I did it the reverse way: cut out the photo strips, laid them onto the original photo, then extracted just the bits of the photo that weren't already cut out in the strips. It was less extracting that way. Isn't that a fun idea? I saw it somewhere, and decided it would work for this challenge.
    Great use of stripes in this page! Even after you explained what you did, I'm still, "Huh?", LOL. It's a very cool effect, though. Your stripey Christmas tree is adorable, and so is that photo of your boys. Hope you still have these ornaments. Such a sweet memory!