Circle Of Friends Layout
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Saturday, 10 April 2010 02:50

This layout celebrates friends in a really cool fashion. I used a colourful concept to show their different personalities using diamantes and patterned paper. To make the colours really stand out I changed my photos to black and white.

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Circle Of Friends by Jowilna Nolte (Page 1)
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Circle Of Friends by Jowilna Nolte (Page 2)

Circle Of Friends by Jowilna Nolte
For this layout I used a selection of photos all the same size and gathered them at the top of the layout. The photos are matted onto plain cardstock to highlight them and make then stand out against the dark background. You can even raise them using double sided foam tape or craft foam for added dimension. The bottom half of the layout is filled with colour forming a striking balance with the top half of the layout.
Cardstock by Fabscraps & Bazzill Basics. Stickers & rub-ons by 7Gypsies. Postage stamp by SAPO. Other: Diamantes & embroidery thread.

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Circle Of Friends by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 1)
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Circle Of Friends by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 2)
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Circle Of Friends by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 3)

Instead of creating such a large journaling block, you can replace it with another photo. I used the journaling block because I had quite a bit to say about the friends in the photos.

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Circle Of Friends by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 4)
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Circle Of Friends by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 5)
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Circle Of Friends by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 6)

To create the diamante border, I held the diamonds in my hand and literally dropped them onto my background. Where they fell is where I adhered them – this gave me a natural effect that was totally unplanned and unstructured. The colours of the diamantes used were picked form the patterned paper and embellishments. The orange colour comes directly from the postage stamps used and acts as an element of surprise.

How To links for this article
Picking up diamantes