I printed the photos out myself just so I had a guide, but I have only tacked them in place as I need to have some properly printed. I have found that our printer distorts the colour on smaller photos, but as the layout is mostly black and brown the colour didn't really matter.
I made this layout to go with one I had completed in a class with the very talented Mandy. (she doesn't blog much, but can turn her hand an just about anything!) I only had the scraps left over from that class to work with so it was a huge challenge for me.
|Original layout from class|
In the original class I cut the center of the black Bazzill too small and had to make it larger, hence the square frame in the matching layout. I also didn't have any pirate themed embelishments so I cut a Captain Hook on the Cricut and the skull on my Cuttlebug.
I had to add the background Bazzill and I found a scrap of Basic Grey 'Black Tie' to also go on the new layout. That made enough paper to work with. It is darker than I normally do but I like the final result. I smooched the cuttlebug skull to add some definition and added lots of black gems to tie the two together. I finished off with a Dusty Attic chipboard mini word 'treasure' at the top.
So that is Captain Hook and Mr Smee crossed off my list of photos from our trip. I wonder who I should do next?