For the second layout I used all four of the techniques taught in lesson one - paper tearing, paper curling, inking and distressing. I didn't follow Nic's template on this one because I wanted to use more than one or two photos, however I did try all the techniques. This was fairly different than my usual layout, but I like the way it looks with these photos of my nieces having fun. This layout will go in our People We Love album.
For lesson two, I've completed two layouts. The first one was a challenge to complete a page in 30 minutes using patterned papers to create your own unique background. I actually took 50 minutes to finish my layout, and I love the way it looks. I did this one as an 8 1/2x11 page and am planning to include it in with my 12x12 layouts in our People We Love album. This is something else that's new for me - mixing up layout sizes in the same album - something I'm trying out based on what I'm learning in the Library of Memories workshop I'm also taking through BigPictureScrapbooking.com.
And the final layout was again a little different than my normal layout. It also includes the custom background made from patterned papers, but this time I tore the paper and inked the edges and tried a little masking plus added lace and part of an old dictionary page to create a vintage look. This page will also go in our People We Love album.