Here's a LO of Alex blowing out his candle... his birthday theme was trains - he's realy gotten into them lately! I got his little engineer hat at the zoo after we rode the train there, it's SO CUTE!
For this LO I used the Papertake Weekly sketch and combined it with the b/w pic + color layout at The Pink Elephant Scrap Challenge. This also was made for a little challenge over at Sunshine Studio Scraps for their 2nd Birthday Festivities... since they're the same age as Alex I thought that would be cool - lol!
All the papers & elements on this LO came from Sunshine Studio Scraps. I mixed & matched a few kits for this, but the main 2 were All Aboard & Point Break. They have some gorgeous kits! My style of digital is a little different than most, I like to play with the papers & layer them as if they were the real thing. A lot of scrappers are making beautiful LOs that look magazine~ish, but alas that not "me". As you know I'm pretty new to digi scrapping, I think this is LO number 7? Lucky 7...
Someone asked about the b&w photo with the splash of color. In order to get the train in color & the rest of the photo in black & white is pretty simple, but you do need to have a program that lets you work in layers. All I did was copy the color picture & paste it onto a new layer. Then I turned that layer into b&w & using the eraser tool, erased the train so that the color photo would show through.