...when you find something new and unique? These new papers from Norway are just that. What I love about them is a) they are double sided, and in my opinion that is double the value; b) they can be used as well on vintage style layouts as they can on more modern pages. They are exclusive to Angelcrafts and are only produced in small quantities. So here are two layouts I've made so far:
This is an old photo of Emily taken in predigital. days. I scanned it and used Picasa to change it to black and white and add a blue tint. I really like the effect. Picasa is a great programme- download for free from Google. Photos can be edited and different effects applied at the click of your mouse. Love it! lots of tearing, inking, sewing and lace give this LO a lovely vintage feel.
This layout on the other hand has a more modern feel, even though the photo looks old fashioned. This is Jack wearing my hat while on holiday in France in 1993. This is another photo taken before I knew anything about photography, and in the original photo I am sitting behind Jack and there is washing hanging on a line flapping all around. I used the clone tool in Photoshop Elements 3 to get rid of all that distraction, and then used Picasa to get a sepia effect. I could have used PSE3 to get the sepia effect but I really prefer the effects from Picasa. I use the sharpen and the glow effects from Picasa on a lot of my photos. In real life the green of this paper is so vivid , and the brown is rich and chocolatey! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the papers!!