After seeing the first version of this layout online, I decided it might be just a little too soft-looking, so I reworked it a bit, tweaking the color saturation and contrast to get this (I think) slightly punchier variation...and, of course, now I'm not sure which variation on the theme I prefer! (Ain't that always the way?)

As noted in the case of version one, the starting point for this layout was another of my mom's old black-and-white photos, one of those shots where the flash had blown out a lot of the detail in some spots (like the ladies' faces and my mom's clothing), and then not done a very good job at all of illuminating others, so I thought it would be an ideal image to get artsy with.


All products from Designer Digitals:

Katie Pertiet – Aged Perfection and Naturally Krafty papers; Journaling Strip Masks; Paper Flowers No. 2; Lil Bits Tags

Pattie Knox – HangIts, StapleIts

Anna Aspnes – FotoBlendz Clipping Masks No. 8; 12 x 12 Distressed Edge Overlays No. 5

Kellie Mize – Tortuga Template No. 9 (rick-rack)


Dear Joe Four, LD Remington Streamline