You've Been Framed! And a Giveaway...

Hi-de-ho Friends!  Here I am, back with a super idea from our very own Melissa.  She's been pretty creative with some of the supplies in this month's kit: Balance.  Check this little ditty out:

You've Been Framed!

Hi everyone!

This month my exclusive content was going to be video but had to change that because I got information wrong on a manufacturer. Oh well!

So maybe I'll attempt that next month.

Okay so for my focus I thought I would show you two of my layouts using elements from the kit that provide unique framing opportunities for your layouts.

The first are the Hambly rub-ons that are part of the Subscriber Bonus for new kit subscribers this month. They are the ever popular cameo's and silhouettes but they also come with some cool frames. I cut out the center and then used one of them to frame myself in this layout:

From a design perspective I wanted to play with the skyscrapers and big city feel of my photos and then draw your eye to little ole me. Don't be afraid to put that frame right onto your photo. I'll admit I was a bit nervous but extremely pleased with the results.

The other cool opportunity for framing in our kit comes with the lovely chipboard by Crate Paper. There was a layered frame set with the letter W in the middle. I knew I wanted to use the letter and as I created my layout, I felt there needed to be something more. It seemed a little lopsided to me and I realized it was because of the depth difference in my photos.

So I took one of the chipboard frames and put it around the photo of me that was taken farther away. (Or not zoomed in.)

Here is the result:

Now it feels right!

What I hope you take away from this tutorial is that you can look at framing your photos differently. It doesn't have to be the typical matting or a perfect frame. Look at your image and overall composition and use your frames to help give balance, interest and texture.

And have fun! 

And here I thought I was going to have to get a lawyer. I like this kind of "framed".  I'm off to play.  How about you?


Hi there, Rachel here adding a little fun news...more from Melissa!

I am pleased to share with you a wonderful blog post today over at Scrapstreet Magazine written by our own lovely and talented DT coordinator, Melissa Elsner. Melissa shares some of our DT layouts that focus on the subject of life's balancing acts...home, work, play...how do you approach creating a balanced existence?


Go check it out, comment on how you'd approach her prompt, or create a LO...either way you'll get a chance to win the gorgeous Balance kit!

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