10.11.2011

Clearly Beautiful

I've wanted to create something (layout or card or whatever) with a completely transparent background for a while and I finally got up the gumption to go ahead and do it!

I just used one of the Hambly Clearly Heavy Overlays as my base.  I have to admit that it had gotten scratched somewhere along the way which was a real bummer but I decided to go with it anyway.

Because of the scratching, I chose to place the elements of my layout carefully in order to cover up the scratching.  It worked pretty well, if not perfectly.

I love the Hambly tree rub-ons, was wishing I had those in ALL the colors. Unfortunately, I don't think they are even making them anymore, but they are a super cute product!  

I also created a black frame for my photostrip in photoshop to lend the look of a film strip.  It's not quite the same as it might have been had I added the holes but I enhanced that by adding some of the Tim Holtz Film Strip Ribbon which is one of my favorite items he's ever made.  

My layout was inspired by miss Susan Beth who lives in a glorious location in Montana.  It's not too likely I'll ever get to live in such a place, but I do occasionally get to take trips and so these photos are from the Silverton area of Colorado.  Loved that place.  Need to go back again.

Here is the finished product.  I will tell you that photographing a page on a transparency is no easy task.  I searched all over my house for a place with ample light and minimal reflection.  I finally found a decent spot but it was tricksey!  Not thrilled with the background of my tile stairway, but I avoided the glare so you take what you can get.





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33 comments:

  1. I think it looks great! Love those rub-ons!

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  2. Lovely. Very effective. I've not seen them in shops here (Australia). Will have to keep my eyes peeled.

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  3. Fun! I love that you used the clear film "ribbon" too - and other clear elements I think, too.

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  4. Ursula I love all you pages and this is another fabulous one. I have to get some of that filmstrip ribbon

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  5. I think its Fabulous & Im a follower!!!

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  6. How cool! And so pretty with lots of fun elements!

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  7. That is soooooo cool. I'll be lifting this one!!! Awesome page!

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  8. I love what I see!!! Great layout!! Now I feel challenged to try this! :)

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  9. I love the clear background! Awesome page!!!

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  10. Cool layout! I must admit, I never grow tired of living by the mountains. :)

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  11. Wow, it seems that it was a bit of hardwork, but it is beautiful!!

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  12. Ooo I love this, you have inspired me to get my Hambly's out! Becky x

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  13. Love the LO - I have not had the nerve yet to try this! I use transparent pieces on my LO's - but not a whole page yet! Wonderfully done.

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  14. Ursula, this is so cool! I love the colors on this!

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  15. This turned out so cool. I can guess that photographing it would be the bestest challenge but you did a good job.

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  16. Look at that photography job! YOu did it! ;)
    Lovin' the layout too!

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  17. Great page! Never would of thought to use a clear background page.

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  18. You photographed it perfectly! Beautiful LO!

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  19. Love the layout. So beautifully done!

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  20. I love this layout! Its such a great idea to use a clear background. I have a ton of transparencies left over from teaching, and I would love to use them up! Now I've got some ideas for that!

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  21. I love this layout! Did a transparency one a few years ago and also struggled to get it photographed. Thanks for linking my blog - now I should put something on it worth reading!

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  22. That is simply beautiful! I love the clear background. Very, very cool! :)

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  23. Wow, this is amazing! It just floats and looks fantastic!

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  24. Love the clear background and the overall layout!

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