Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fun with Shadows

The Layout:
Scrap it with a Song blog has a challenge to make a layout based on the Beatles' Abbey Road album cover.  Since I already made this, I decided to enter it.

This layout is based on Sketch #49 from Sketchabilities.

Fun with Shadows Layout
Here is Karan Gerber's sketch:

The Background:
You may be wondering about the photos in the layout... Jenn and I were at the same scrapbook convention as documented in my last Sketchabilities post. When we were walking between the hotel and the convention center, I saw the striped shadows cast from a pergola. I thought it would make interesting photos if we interacted with it. I mimicked the record cover of the Beatles' Abbey Road. I asked Jenn to use her Meisner training to act like a damsel in distress on railroad tracks. Then she wanted to climb up the sidewalk like in a Monty Python skit. So that is the kind of thing we do when we have time between events.

Damsel in Distress

Abbey Road
The Details:
I usually like fun and bold colors on my layout, but in my mind I've been envisioning a black and white one with lots of doodling. The shadow photos matched a black and white color palate so this is the one I decided to try it on. First I antiqued all the photos so it became a soft sepia hue. I printed them twice in slightly different sizes and grouped them together since there is an original object and a shadow.

I looked around my paper collections and pulled out all the black and white papers and embellishments. It ended up looking too stark and too plain so I added some colorful chipboard circles mixed with transparent stickers. I raised up the first and last word of my title which is in a glittery silver and had my middle word in a solid black in the back to create a shadow effect.

Fun with Shadow title
I wanted white lettering on my journaling, so I printed just the background using black and chose white letters which didn't print on white paper, to further play with a shadowy look. 

Journaling strips
That was my attempt to be more artistic, but it is still based on silly photos, so I guess that is just the kind of scrapper I am.

Thanks for stopping by. Look at the fun things you can do with a shadow.

Take care,


Shona said...

love your take on the sketch......very cool photos too. love this :)

Sandi Smith said...

Love this gorgeous layout and your photos are awesome!

Margreet said...

Wow, stunning!! I love the doodling!!

pysselpetra said...

Lots of fab details ♥ love it

Miranda said...

I love this! Great pictures and a artistic layout.

Unknown said...

fabulous!! awesome doodling!

NickyNoo said...

A fun page, with fun photos! Love the little spots of colour here and there

Svetlana Austin said...

wow! it is such an interesting LO! so many things to look at and to notice! and it is real fun LO!

Carla said...

Fun story behind your photos. Thanks for sharing your layout with us at Scrap it with a Song!

Unknown said...

how cool is this certainly were inspired!

Unknown said...

Super cool LO! Love the journaling and pics! Thanks for playing along at SIWAS!..:)

Dana Tatar said...

Great photos! I love the pops of color you added to this page! Thanks for playing along at Scrap it with a Song!

Manu said...

Wow this LO is gorgeous!
Thanks for playing along at SIWAS!!

Jennifer Shaw said...

What a terrific LO and love those photos! Thanks for playing along at SIWAS this week!! :)

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