Monday, March 29, 2010

thing of beauty

I haven't been scrapbooking lately. My husband and I have been focused on updating our house. I come up with these bright ideas and my fabulous husband makes my visions come true. We're taking our time and doing one room at a time. We have finished the greatroom and we are now working on the foyer. Dale built an awesome fireplace mantle and surround that I designed. I'm itching to do a layout about it so I can show you his skills.
I haven't posted in a while so I dug this layout out of one of my books to show you. I love black & white with a pop of color. That's Katelin on a photo shot for her high school senior picture. Wow that was a couple of years ago. That funky car is a 1974 VW Thing. Yes, the name of the car is "Thing".  Dale restored it, just another one of his talents. Katelin loves this car! We have owned it most of her life so she chose it as a prop in her picture. The contrast of the bright yellow really pops against the B&W.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My talented brother-in-law

This is a layout I did of my brother-in-law David Owens. He is married to my sister Pat. I took this photo of him when we all vacationed together on Hilton Head. He has always loved photography and in the past few years has devoted more time to his passion. He is a very talented photographer and has the "eye" to seek out the beauty in nature. Not only is he an awesome landscape photographer, but he has quite the imagination for the abstract. I encourage you to check out his gallery on Flickr. You can access his work here. He also sells his work. If intrestered leave a comment and I'll get back to you.

When I took this photo I knew I wanted to digitaly add my title to the photo, so I lined the shot up to have a good size negative space to do this without distracting from my subject. ( David has taught me a thing or two about composition ) A little patten paper and minimal embellishments completed the page.

I am honored that David liked this layout so much that he has used it to create business cards for himself and he uses it as his identifer on his Flickr site. Thanks D.S.!  I guess my sister didn't do to bad when she brought you home! Love ya!!!