Right now, this batch of pages seems to be hard. I want them to still have an artsy feel, but I don't want them to look the same as the last batch of Las Vegas pages. So there's my challenge. I want to keep them more festive, since Vegas is holiday themed right now.
I hit today's Anna sale of buying elements. The really cool flower branch is from that sale. I love it! I reworked this page, but still not in love with it.
These next two pages were definitely NOT fun for some reason. I struggled so hard trying to get them to look right. I reworked them about a half a dozen times. I am not sure I will ever be happy with them, but I think this is going to be the final version, because I am sooo done with these pages!
This one didn't take anywhere near as long to come together as the last two. Anna Aspnes has a sale today on her templates (December 9), so I grabbed a few. Actually, that's how I got the last two to be tolerable - Anna's templates.
This one of the horses was seriously fun! I used a 12 x 12 Fotoblend of Anna's over the top of everything except the main images and set it to color burn. I loved what it did to everything. I clipped a subdued version of main image into a smaller column-shaped Fotoblendz and kept it black and used the black for a texture under the main picture. Maybe I will steal this background technique for the other two up there that I don't like so well. I will see if that adds any interest to them.
This was my first two page spread. I saw someone in a FB group say it was easier than doing individual pages, and I have to say she was correct. It IS a bit confusing since there are entirely too many layers in this one document, but the laying out of it itself wasn't bad at all once I figured out what layer was what. Individual pages follow to see more detail.