Have you enjoyed the month long birthday celebration? Have you won something or participated in one of the challenges? The month isn’t over so there’s still time. I love learning new things and I love being surrounded by talented and creative people. I came home from Japan with a card full of photos and videos and I wanted some inspiration. As luck would have it, I found plenty in the Layout Artist Challenge. I have to say (so far) that Week 3 is my favorite because the focus was on enhancing your photos. Each participant was asked to share their “recipe” or the steps they took to improve their photo. Some of these photos went through a remarkable change and the recipes are listed right below each one so you can duplicate it. I learned some very cool tips and saw some techniques that will really rock my photos.
I love this page by texjudy and you can see the steps she took to get this cool effect here.
This week, (Week 4) is all about double pages. I was inspired in some way by each of these; so inspired in fact that I did my own and used a few of the techniques from week 3 on my photos. I whipped it out pretty quick using one of Boo’s Let’s Make A Photo Book Pages Templates.
We visited the Kumumoto Castle one day so I spiffed the template up with Japanese Whispers and had it finished in no time.
You can see some great inspiration for more double pages in the Layout Artist Gallery and you still have time to find something to “wow” your week or your hobby in before the celebrations ends. As luck would have it this time next week the NSD excitement will be in full swing. Do you have your shopping list made? Have you been keeping an eye on your favorite designers so you’re ready when the virtual doors open? Fortunately, you don’t have to wait to get some great deals! Today Boo is the Featured Designer and her entire store is 50% off plus she has a bonus (today only) you can try this double page photo book from her Blend It Like Boo Annum Imaginum Vol. 1 April absolutely FREE. What better way to start your next photo book?