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August 19, 2009

"JOY" by Susan Lui

I created this layout from Patti's wonderful sketch, using a selection of papers from Graphic 45's first collection. I used papers from Times Nouveau, Botanicabella as well as Playtimes Past. I love how Graphic 45 papers from different lines work together so beautifully.
For my circle, I decided to go with a scalloped edge circle, which I then layered a circle over, inking and distressing all my edges. I decided to place my title flushed to the side of the backing paper because I felt that balanced off the circle layout better. I stamped a Purple Onion ornate frame onto Graphic 45 paper which matched the matt of my photo, then mounted that on 3D foam dots for more dimension. My interpretation of sketches usually turns out quite differently from the original and this one was no different. Instead of the corner flourishes in the original sketch I substituted them with torn edges in my background paper, which complemented my distressed and inked edges. I finished off the layout with some beautiful Prima lace and new flowers.

Susan Lui





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its just beautiful....

I love the subtle tilting of the photo that makes you feel like you could fall right into that scene. Really well done.

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