I hate most of the pictures i took in New York. I spent 5 days there and the weather was horrible. Not because it rained or because it was cold. Horrible as in grey or white sky only, the worst when you want to take photos. Which obviously did not stop me from taking hundreds of them, but is seriously annoying when it is time to scrap them. So I have been using lots of tricks: black & white (here, here and here), enhanced colors (here and here), and here’s the latest: the multicolored filter. Thank you Photoshop. I realize this might not be to everyone’s taste as it is not very realistic, but the photo, and most of all the story, remain the same. Also, it’s super fun!
So here’s my new NYC layout, with a no longer boring photo. I’m even considering printing a very large version of it to frame. It’s crazy how a simple filter can change everything. So I guess where I am trying to say is: don’t be afraid. It’s not like you’ll lose the original version. And you could end up loving the new one!
For the layout itself, it started with this new patterned paper I got with a xoxo repeting pattern (I think it’s from the fourteen collection by Crate Paper). All of my NY layouts have a mention of this xoxo somewhere, so I knew I had to use it for a new NY layout. Because I did this layout right after this one with the big photo (based on a Glitter Girl adventure), I decided I’d do the same and reprinted it at home. I also got this big alpha patterned paper on a SC kit which I was super afraid to use as is, so I cut out my title on it. And because I felt like way more colors were needed, I framed my xoxo paper with a hot blue patterned paper from my stash (I think it’s from the Collectable collection) . Then I picked out bit and pieces: elle’s studio tabs, Studio Calico veneer circles, a doily, some washi, and gold star sequins! (love those!) And that’s it!