In my last post I offered a last-minute Christmas freebie, a set of three embossed tree elements. (You can still download the set at 4shared by clicking here.)
Today I just wanted to share a quick layout I made using the elements. As you can see I changed the color of the trees to match my background, resized and moved them around until I was happy with the balance of the layout. I love simple layouts that allow the photo or photos to be the focus.
The background "paper" is actually a texture that I downloaded from the Shadowhouse Creations blog. The blog creator, skeletalmess, frequently posts textures, tutorials, and brushes which he offers as free downloads under a creative commons license. I love his stuff! You can apply the textures to photos, too. Look through his blog and you'll see some of his own gorgeous artwork. I think you'll find it very impressive!
How is your scrapbooking coming along?