Saturday Scraplift: Blending with a Favorite Photo

Happy Saturday! Love doing this challenge and I am excited about this week’s page and where it will take you. Last week’s corner to corner page caused so many amazing inspiration pages in the gallery. I hope this week’s page gives you some great ideas too. 🙂

sterkeurs (Sarah) made this page from a bit blurry favorite photo of her daughter. With a lot of blending, black and whiting the photo and a wee bit of grunge, her daughter was captured beautifully.

I wasn’t the only one who though this page was lift worthy as many team member jumped in to give you some more inspiration. Up first is maggiemae (Julie) with this lovely page capturing the everyday normal of teenagers…talking on the phone (although this is a bit more rare nowadays as they usually just text.) Love the hints of pink and the loop stitch coming off the phone in the photo. Very clever.Cabana White Solid Paper Single, Type Contrasts Brushes and Stamps, Twisted Dots Brushes and Stamps No. 02, Stamping Strips Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Clock Parts No. 02: Clock Face Collection, Fading Borders Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Filmstrip Edges Brushes and Stamps No. 01, From My Porch Brushes and Stamps, Edge Overlays No. 04
Painted Photo Masks Brushes and Stamps No. 10, Apple Cider Mini Kit (buttons – recolored), Color Essentials Pink Element Pack, 5X7 Grungy Photo Masks

Poor Lynn (grandma lynnie). She went for a nice walk on the beach and managed to break her foot. 🙁 But being the scrapper that she is, she captured the memory and the grunge brushes were the perfect add to her sandy page story.

Dirt, Grit and Grids Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Artsy Splatters Brushes, Stamps and Layers, Handdrawn Mix Hello Sunshine Brushes and Stamps, Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 02

Divamom96 (Deborrah) used a favorite photo of her niece on her page. She used text brushes and grid brushes like Sarah and even used some fine line twists. The butterflies in her hair are an adorable touch too. This whole page just says “Aww!”Maybe Not Solids Paper Pack, Dreamy Paper Pack No. 06, Blendable Layers No. 83
Blendable Ledgers No. 03, ARTpack Botanicals Brushes, Stamps and Layered Files No. 03
ARTpack Botanicals Brushes, Stamps and Layered Files No. 04, Fine Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 04, Patterning Palettes No. 02 Element Pack, Watery Foliage No. 14
Outlined and Scripted Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 05

lizziet5 (Liz) always says blending is challenging for her, but I never see that. I think this page is brilliant. Although not a black and white photo, there was the same light and dark contrast as Sarah’s photo. She loves any chance to use twisted lines or dots and kept a similar photo placement albeit on the opposite side of the page.

Color Essentials Pink Paper Pack, Color Essentials Pink Element Pack, Color Essentials Pink Ribbons and More, Color Essentials Pink Painted Layers, Stamps Sets: Happiness
Watery Maps Brushes and Stamps No. 05, Framed Spill Layers No. 01, Twisted Dots No. 01, Dirt, Grit and Grids Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Painted Patterns Hearts Brushes and Stamps No. 02, Monthly Memories Element Pack No. 05

And finally, here’s my page. I love grunge, and actually planned to go that direction, but then I ended up with a softer page and I’m ok with that. Photo was from my daughter’s senior photo shoot last year (dream2bphotography) and one of my husband’s favorites. Looking back over her first year in college…she needed a whole lot of courage so the quote fit. I did keep the text brushes, the watery photo block and even the butterflies from Sarah’s page.

Patterning Palettes No. 02 ARToptions Paper Pack recolored, Watercolor Blends Layered Template No. 06 paint and pencil lines, Watery Typecast Blends Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Color Essentials Lime Painted Layers, White Sticker Alphabet No. 02, 
Plant Smiles Brushes and Stamps

So, hopefully there’s something that inspires you this week. If it does, please share your page in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge gallery. And if you use all DD products on your lift, remember to post a link to your page in the August Challenge Participation thread so you can work towards a coupon for the store!

Happy weekend!


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