Monday, 6 July 2015

12x12 Layout Share Monday - #1 - "InstaLove", "Port Macquarie", "BestEver", "RARS Awards"

Morning all. I hope you are having a beautiful day to start off the week.
I am so, so sorry I didn't share my Sunday Photo Technique yesterday but hopefully I get it on the blog before this post.

So today I am going to share some 12x12 Layouts. I have a pile of 12 layouts that have been building up the past month to photograph and share here on my blog.

Layout #1 - "InstaLove'
This layout is definitely one of my top favourites. I really love how it came together, even though it took me 2-3 days to complete because I really had no idea how I was going to embellish it.

The embellishments were the hardest part for me in the layout. So I went with some flowers.

This layout I did a few layers behind the photo and I did the Packaging Stain Technique for the background.

Layout #2 - "Port Macquarie"
This layout I really wanted to use all four photos as they were the photos left from our holiday earlier in the year. Surprisingly I like how it turned out.

This layout I did just after I colour coded my embellishments, so I used just blue and turquoise colours.

Layout #3 - "Best Ever"
I really, really, really love how this layout turned out. I love how simple it is and I love the colours. This layout is also different to most of my others, as I didn't use just plain white cardstock, I used a patterned paper.

Love this little embellishment cluster. I also love how the title tries in with the background paper.

And I did another little cluster at the very top of the layouts with a clip and some labels.

Layout #4 - "RARS Awards"
This layouts ummmm....... is not me favourite at all. I don't know what it is, but I just don't like it.

So I hope you enjoyed looking at my layouts and hopefully I will each week have 3-4 layouts to share until I have catched up. Next week for 12x12 Layout Share Monday I will only have one layout as it was for a challenge.

Have a lovely day.
Lydia xxx

Photo Technique Sunday - #1 - Up Close and Down Low

Morning all, I do know it is Monday but that is ok because it is Sunday on the other side of the world. lol

But today I am going to share a technique I love and if you look on my mums camera I am sure you will see photos of me down low. One of my favourite photo techniques is getting close to subjects such as: Flowers, Mushrooms, Barbed Wire.

Here are some examples for Up Close -

This is another but different example of Up Close, but for this photo to be different had the lens resting on the tree and looking down.

And this one is a Down Low example as I love getting really Down Low and capturing those little moments through the lens.
This is also another example of getting Down Low. And when I mean Low, I am mean low. I was on laying on the ground and I love the result I came out with.

These examples are just a few that I like to document the everyday. Like the Autumn leaves show and tell the thickness on the ground of those beautiful leaves in a beautiful season.

Hope you get out there with your big camera, IPhone, point and shoot whatever you like to use and document those little Close Ups and Down Low moments

Have a lovely day capturing those special moments.
Lydia xxx