This post may be a little more advanced than a basic technique, but like I said before, none of these are in any particular order. Some day when I write enough posts, I’ll try organizing them in a different way and I’ll write a book. Until then, you all get whatever it is that inspires me today!
For this page, I was challenged to scraplift (it’s allowed, and really a GREAT way to spruce up your albums) from a page that had a clock on it. I wanted a clock, and didn’t have one, so I scoured the internet for an image of a clock face that I could use on my page. Google image is a wonderful thing, friends. Instead of just an image, I found an idea. I saw a gorgeous subway-art style clock on a website called Attempting Aloha and she gave a downloadable image that I could customize with my own words. “Subway Art” is a term they give to those pieces of art we are seeing everywhere that are made up of just words. The words are in different fonts and placed all over/in various directions much like graffiti. I could stand to do a little more research on this topic, but that is basically the deal.
So I took her clock image and opened it up in Photoshop Elements 9, and got to work, choosing fonts and placing words where I wanted them, resizing them where necessary. I then printed it out on our laser printer and glued it to some cardstock before putting it on my layout. As you can guess, this layout took me a rather long while to complete, but when you end up with a work of art, it is worth that extra time, I promise!