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#1 wenchtable

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 10:14 PM

Ok I have been playing around all morning and have come up with a page I quite like. Everything I have sourced myself and played around with photoshop making them transparent and such. The background is the only thing I haven't.

This is my first ever one so can you let me know what is wrong with it, what you would do different etc etc.

All criticisms will not damage my ego lol, I just want to do this the best I can so....

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#2 BarbaraC1977

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 11:12 PM

I think it's lovely! I love that each picture is framed and "trimmed" to make them special. I really like the colors you've chosen. The only suggestion I might venture (and the layout's fine without this) might be to consider a circle embellishment "under" the three pictures to tie them together a bit. I would hate to hide the pretty background paper partially with a circle mat, but then again, it might work, also.

In any case, give yourself a pat on the back--it's super!

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 11:58 PM

Yes! I see where you are coming from....a little like this maybe (this was just a quick option)

Yes looking at it more and more it adds that extra dimension it needed.

Thank you very much.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 01:00 AM

Very pretty! Your colors are nice and everything is very feminine, which goes with the photos. My suggest would be to make some room for a title and some journaling. I'd sure like to know the story behind the photos. I think that if you resized everything in a big - just select all of the layers except the bottom one and do it at once, you could squeeze a title in. Add a date entry, too.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 01:16 AM

I love your layout. The colors and the embellishments are so pretty and soft. The frame on the top one is really lovely. I'll let the experts give the cc. I love it.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 01:20 AM

I have no idea how to do that I am afraid! I tried but cant find how..

I will keep it in mind for my next one, there is a lot to move 1 by one lol

Thank you for your comments, I appreciate it.

For the record it is in Glouster Australia :P

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 01:42 AM

What software are you using? Maybe I can help you out!

You're doing so WELL! Keep it up!

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 01:45 AM

Maybe you could at least squeeze the location in at the top of the page. I love knowing that those photos are taken in Australia! I am sure other viewers would too. And the date is super important too. In twenty years when you or someone else comes across this lovely layout, that is the first thing they'll ask. "When was this taken?"

Amazing for your first layout. Really! Good job. :)
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 03:13 AM

I think you're doing a fabulous job! I like the soft colors you've used in your layout. Very pretty.
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 03:24 AM

I'm using scrapbook max...

I only put the pictures in there for something to do, but hey I will do a title and date lol

Thanks everyone so much for your comments.

By the way I live in Australia, am I the only Aussie here?

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 11:18 AM

I love the change you made. That purple circle behind the photos really ties them all together.
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 12:17 PM

I love that you added a title and some journaling and I think the circle really does help tie them together! Although small changes, they make a big impact on the overall layout. Great job!

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 12:44 PM

I like the changes you made too. I'm with the other designers - I always date my layouts. I don't journal on every layout but I always sneak a date in there somewhere. Recently I had taken my 2011 layout book to share with my grandfather. He asked a couple of times "when was that photo taken". Off the top of my head, I had no clue but since I dated all my layouts it was easy to tell him. Great job on your layout!
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 01:21 PM

I love what you have done, especially the colors and the lovely way you've done the edges of the smaller photos within the frames. It's wonderful that you are so open to suggestions. I really don't have anything new to offer.

We have several Aussie members here at Scrap Girls. Off the top of my head I know that Jo Corne, one of the designers lives in Australia as does KayMitch, prahe, and scrapper11.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 02:22 PM

Look at you! You figured out a great solution to the titling and journaling. Awesome!

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 04:05 PM

Thank you guys so much for all your support and help and suggestions they all helped immensly.

So I am working on another but all of you emphasize dates and journaling so much that I will rework this one...it isn't actually finished yet, but when I finish it you will see a vast improvement and room for a journal.

Once I have finished this one I want to use the same styles I used for the 2 i have shown you to make different pages so I have a set of them to do a book with each.

I am so busy with work and visitors over the next few days though that I won't be able to get much, if any done so you might have to wait to see the end result of this new one I am inserting!

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 05:33 PM

Here are my finished pages I fiddled with when i could over the weekend, more critiquing appreciated!!

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 12:19 AM

I love your two pages. Great colors and I really like the background paper.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 12:22 AM

Hey, welcome to ScrapGirls - you're gonna love it here! Your layouts are great - see you're getting the hang og it already!
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 09:03 AM

Your first layouts? Wow, I'm super impressed!!! Great job, and I loved seeing the progression of how you added the things that were suggested. You have an instinct for this!

Can't wait to see more!

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 01:48 PM

You're doing super! Keep up the great work scrapping, posting, and joining in this wonderful "purple place" :)

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 02:12 PM

YAY! I had so much fun watching you learn and make the changes on the first LO! I think you are a natural! :) I love that you are including journaling on all of them! They are truly fabulous! Congratulations! You ARE a digital scrapbooker!!! :2468who-do-we-appreciate:

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 04:08 PM

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Wowo, thank you all so much, I want to start to make all my things...backgrounds, embellishments etc etc, I watched the tutorial last night on how you can do that so I will check out the things from here that I can buy to add onto photoshop, I think I could have sooo much fun with that!

Thanks all again.




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