Guardian Angel Page and Photo Ordering Take #2

Layout 1
Layout 2
Layout 3

After many hours of thinking, rearranging and watching videos, I have completed the Guardian Angel scrapbooking page for my Grandchildren. With the first two pages documenting their birth finished, I knew I wanted a page just for the Guardian Angel prayer and I feel good with the final layout. The pink layouts for the girls has a strip of fabric lace on the top and bottom attached using the sewing machine. Grandson’s page has a strip of scrapbooking paper on the top and bottom.

The angel, prayer background and the doily were colored using Distress oxide inks and blending the colors (the colors don’t show as well on the computer). At first I was going to attempt coloring the angel with alcohol markers, but I am no where skilled in this area yet. The blending with the Distress oxide inks achieved the look I was after. Layout 1 shows the placement card for the photo covering a good portion of the doily.

I incorporated the rule of 3 with the Happy diecut and the white journaling strips (simply cut from index cards) and also the butterflies. Two butterflies and the 2 tabs tucked in serve as the rule of 3 focal point. I was just going to create the page randomly but once I used the rule of 3 concept, I felt the layout looked more organized and the purpose is to draw your eye to the photo. I am still learning … and speaking of that –

Take #2 with photo ordering – goodness gracious, a real test of patience I kid you not! Previously, I posted the photos I ordered and received had the upper portion on many cut off. I googled and fixed that dilemma. Second batch arrives and the majority of them are Dark … unusable (although I did create a little card and envelope for my grandson to play with using the photos instead of just tossing them).

This darkness issue left me frustrated and thinking I would just create the page and let the parents add the photos. Reluctantly, I decided to stop thinking of a better solution and just slept on it. I woke up with the answer (weird, how that happens).

The Fix = I clicked on the Photo editing program, pulled up photos and there is an “Enhance” feature to click which automatically lightens up the photo. I can further adjust the appearance with clarity, color, etc. On some I did this, on others I didn’t want to overdo it.

Now we wait and see if that worked when the photos are ready for pickup after yet another re-ordering!