Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Trends on Tuesday - Cutting out your photos

Hello everyone, this week I thought I would have a go at something I have never tried before which is to cut out images from photos.  There are a few scrappers out there like Brit Svigum and Gerry Van Gent who have mastered this technique and use it frequently on their pages. 

 I have to confess to being slightly nervous about cutting up my photos, and how well I would cut them (as I used my ordinary pointy scissors and not anything posh like decoupage scissors) but was pleasantly surprised.  I've used some lovely Glitz Yours Truly papers and created a background for my photos that was a mix of vellum, paint, lace and layers of other papers, then added my photo over the top with foam pads so that it sat over the lace. Often cut out photo scrappers create a whole scene with their papers so that their photo is walking out of the scene which works really nicely too.  

These photos also show you how far behind I am with my scrapping...I came across them the other day and was shocked that I hadn't scrapped any of my olympic shots yet....so be prepared for some more!