The following blog post has recently gone live over at the Papermaze Blog.
Whenever I work with a paper collection that at first glance "dictates" as to what kind of projects you should use it for, I tend to rebel against it.
Take the Watermelon Gazpacho Line from Jillybean Soup for example, with its watermelon and swimsuit designs. It pretty much screams "summer", "juicy", "hot" and "fun" and you wouldn't really use it for anything else but Summer/Beach layouts, right?
There is SO much potential in such papers, just think out of the box and embrace the flip-side, which is more often than not of a less prominent design.
I decided that the pictures I took of one of the guards at Rosenborg Castle would be complimented perfect by the above papers, wouldn't you agree?
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And while I was in my "rebel-phase" I thought might as well go really mad and do what it generally seen as a "no-no" these days - to cut the object of the picture out of the photograph...yeah, I know: shocking!
But I LOVE using photographs as embellishments and this way my layout does not look dwarfed by including two photographs.
I simple raised the cut photograph with the help of some Stix2 Adhesive Foam Pads and stuck it on top of the other picture.
Another fun tip to make parts of your title stand out a little bit more from the background is to add some highlights to individual letter with the help of a White Signo Pen.
I hope my post has somehow inspired you to embrace your inner scrapbook rebel and to look for the alternative use of some themed papers.
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