Thursday, 15 March 2012

Your Charm


First of all, may I start by saying something I've been meaning to for some time now: I thank you all so, so, so very much for your encouraging comments! You cannot imagine how much I appreciate them and how much the lift my spirits and keep me going even when I'm disappointed. Thank you so very much!!!

So... the other thing I wanted to tell is is how excited I am for two reasons that you can see in the following layout:




1. I have finally found how to add light to the photos! Sounds stupid, right? But I am really a beginner with everything that has to do with photos. For some reason all my nephew's photos that I was printing were too dark, no matter what I tried. And I was finding so difficult to make a layout with dark baby photos... a disaster!

Finally today I accidentally found a magic button in Picasa, the "full light"... I told you, I really am a beginner!


2. See this close up photo:




Oh yes! I finally used a sewing machine!!! Lately I was saying how jealous I was of layouts and cards using sewing machine... Finally I decided not to buy one, but to retry using a mini sewing machine that I had and I thought it wasn't working properly. And after some fighting, I finally managed to make it work! Soooo excited! Ok, the things I can do with the mini sewing machine are limited, but it's better than nothing!

So, after two failed layouts that I didn't like at all, I finally managed to do the following one and I'm quite satisfied. Some close ups:




I really like vellum, especially when I use it with white hot embossing or the white pen gel.




And lately I'm really into twine...

Main inspirations for which I prepared the layout::

#27 Scrapbookers in Greece:


The Studio Challenges - March 4th - Chevrons

Bird is the Word: Charm

I hope you like it!

Hugs,
Anastasia Pin It

11 comments:

Denise Price said...

What a great page! I especially like how you cut the chevron paper into circles--that makes a really interesting pattern.

sutty said...

Gorgeous page I love all the different colour chevrons and the stitching looks great. Beautiful photos, the light effect works really well.

Anna said...

Really lovely layout, thanks so much for playing along with us at The Studio!

~jan said...

Love these beautiful baby photos and how the chevrons lead your eye through the layout! Thanks for joining us at The Studio!

Cathy said...

So adorable Anastasia.. love all your precious photos!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at BITW :))

Elena Stefanidou said...

Αναστασία,οι φωτογραφίες σου ήταν φωτεινές και πριν.Ότι κάνει δουλειά το πρόγραμμα,ούτε λόγος.
Μ'αρέσει που έχεις βάλει πολλές φωτο στη σύνθεση.Το αποτέλεσμα είναι πολύ εντυπωσιακό.Επίσης τα κυκλικά chevrons είναι τέλεια.
Απλη και καθαρή.
Η ραπτομηχανή έκανε καλή δουλειά!
Καλή επιτυχία.Σιγουρα θα κερδίσεις!

Irini said...

Anastasia!!!!!!!!!!
How did I miss this one?? eh???
First of all your nephew is GORGEOUS....what a beautiful baby!!!!!!
as for your layout WOW bright and happy...love it!!
hugz
irini

Em Stafrace said...

Wow Anastasia, what a stunningly elegant layout. You have created a charming page of your little Prince Charming tee hee. Thansk for sharing with us at BITW :))

Brises said...

Ooooł! This is so darling and so sweet, Anastasia!
Thanks for playing along at BITW:)

Valerie said...

What a great graphic page - love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Studio1

MARILYN said...

So cute and Adorable page, Anastasia!! Thanks for playing along at Bird is the Word!

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