Monday, September 17, 2012

Working Backwards

When beginning a scrapbook page, I might first choose a photo and find papers that work. Or I might want to use a certain kit or collection, and sort through my photos for one that will coordinate with the already chosen supplies. But I've never done it this way before: I chose the TECHNIQUE first!

I pinned a wonderful mixed media piece of art many months ago, and it became the inspiration for what I hope will become a wonderful scrapbook page. Then, I played with my Photoshop Elements and Sure Cuts A Lot software to develop a cut file for me to use. A quatrefoil sort of background was my goal. Here's the peek at what I've put together:



And here's the problem: I love this so much that I don't want to ruin it with a photo! Crazy, isn't it?!

So now my mission is to find something that will work with the already finished base to my page. Oh boy...


11 comments:

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Really cool technique!
And I love all of the papers underneath.
Can't wait to see the finished project!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh i am loving this so far. I did a background idea similar to this and loved it!! i can't wait to see the final project!!!!

Julia said...

LoL!!! Good luck! If all else fails, frame your base page!

Loni Redden said...

It is so lovely! I think you'll find the perfect photo sometime.

laura said...

How lovely. I just cut something similar with my Cameo, but I must have made it too small as it tore as I tried to take it off the cutting sheet.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

This looks really cool! It would even make for an amazing canvas. :)

Tammy said...

This looks so cool! You may have to turn it into a home dec piece! I love all of the patterns you used. So fun! :)

Nirupama said...

Looks awesome!!! I love that quatrefoil look. It is hard to pair photos with techniquey photos for me too... good luck!

soapHOUSEmama said...

ooooh, cool! Can't wait to see what you end up doing with this!

Staci said...

Wow! That's really cool! TFS!

Nancy Thomas said...

Beautiful Madeline. I can see your dilemma. How about just one photo in the lower corner. Or a series of small ones across the lower section?