Monday, June 13, 2011

Ostrich Layout!

I used my favorite three pictures from my trip to the Litchfield Park World Wildlife Zoo in this page. I'm pretty sure the ostrich was trying to bite us. I feel a little bad for teasing it, but these pictures crack me up!

I used paper from a GCD Studios Chic Bebe stack and some miscellaneous pink paper. The letters were also from the GCD Studios stack and they turned out to be really shitty. They mostly fell apart as I was trying to remove them from their backing. That was really disappointing and I am going to make it a point to not buy more GCD Studios supplies.

I based this off of Sketchy Thursdays' June 9 sketch, below. I probably stuck to the sketch a little too much. It turned out to be one of those times where I realized I wasn't feeling creative partway through. Oh well, you win some and lose some. It came out ok I guess. I'm not sure what I would do differently in the future aside from a more applicable and less inane title. Insert creativity everywhere!

I am having so much trouble photographing my layouts. I have two photo lamps that I shine upon it, and I get above it as much as possible by standing on a chair. It always comes out crooked and wonky though. Suggestions? How do you get straight on photos of your layouts?


  1. Way cool papers! Thanks for playing with Sketchy Thursdays!

  2. Are u in AZ??? I am in Phoenix :) I loveeeeeeeeee this! I love love love the fun photos and the title... and I actually photo my lo's outside (not in direct sunlight as that causes shadows)... but natural light is best ... and then I use Picasa from Google (you can google Picasa and its a free download)... I use Straighten, Crop, I'm feeling lucky, Saturation, and Sharpen! Hope that helps! Thanks soooooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. I am in Phoenix too! Yay Arizona!!

  4. What funny pics and title! I use blue painter's tape on the backs of my pages and tape them to a piece of white foam board. And like Julie mentioned, photograph in the shade, but outside, and use a program like Picasa or PSE to straighten. You may also want to add a sheet of bright white paper behind your page when you photograph it, then when you adjust the white balance, it will adjust accordingly...good luck! Thanks for joining us at Sketchy Thursdays!