Magnificent Layout
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Thursday, 18 March 2010 08:48

Combine landscape and portrait photos for an interesting visual effect on your layouts. Chipboard elements, embossing and inking ads texture and colour to this layout in various ways. See how the different application of ink and embossing can add to the look of your layout.

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Magnificent by Jowilna Nolte (Page 1)
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Magnificent by Jowilna Nolte (Page 2)

Magnificent by Jowilna Nolte
An outdoor zip line experience calls for a layout with lots of texture and colours to add to the look and feel. For this layout I combined a nice lime green with a navy blue and dark brown which is perfect to portray nature at its best. The colours used also offer a bit of contrast to the green and blues in the photos. Contrast ads interest so avoid picking colours that match your photos exactly as this can be quite boring and predictable.
Cardstock & chipboard word by Fabscraps. Patterned paper by K&Co & 7Gypsies. Rub-ons by Prima. Stickers by Karen Foster Designs & 7Gypsies. Ink by Tsukineko. Embossing Powder by American Crafts. Other: Jute, chipboard buttons, book paper, stamps, embroidery thread and brads.

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Magnificent by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 1)
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Magnificent by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 2)
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Magnificent by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 3)
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Magnificent by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 4)

The chipboard wording is a nice and quick alternative to creating a title. These words are so versatile and can be decorated in a multitude of different ways to suit your layouts. For my title I chose the word magnificent to represent the experience I had. I single coating in a dark brown ink added my colour, while a coating of dimensional glaze adds a beautiful finishing touch. Remember that a large pigment or chalk ink pad will give an even coat of colour as opposed to using a small ink pad. Small cats eye chalk ink pads are not ideal for inking large chipboard shapes and words as they will disintegrate and won't give and even solid colour coating.

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Magnificent by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 5)
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Magnificent by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 6)
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Magnificent by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 7)
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Magnificent by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 8)

To move the viewer's eye across my layout I created a visual triangle using three circles. The first circle consists of a large sticker with a chipboard button in the centre. The second is a sticker in the top right surrounded by a stamped circle in brown ink. The third circle consists of a chipboard circle frame I cut up and inked in the same brown ink as previously. The centre is embossed using a dark brown embossing powder onto a cream metallic cardstock for added interest. Note how I used part of a rub-on frame to add interest to my photos. I simply cut the frame into bits and pieces and used selected parts directly onto the sides of my photos. All across my layout I use pieces of elements instead of the entire thing. This is a great way to use up left-overs but also to stretch your stash so much further.