Thursday, 30 August 2012

Self Portrait tips and a layout!

Hello and Happy Thursday!

Natalie here again with another creation using the Studio Calico collection, Hey Day

Again I have done a simple page but this time featuring me!

It's so hard to scrap ourselves!
We are always scrapping cute photos of our kids or our loved ones but I challenge you to scrap yourself!

Here are a couple of tips to getting a great photo of yourself!
1. Take a selfie!
    Check out Elsie's post here for the BEST tips for taking self portraits!
2. Grab a trusted friend and head out for the day to take some photos - true friends will be honest and with digital cameras, it's super easy to delete the ones you dont like.
3. Give the camera to your kids - they will surprise you!
4. Printing in B&W can be very flattering! Jump onto Picasa and alter your images - it's a free Google Photo editing program that I have been using for years! Lots of brilliant photo techniques!

These photos of me were taken by my trusted friend, Louise Nelson.
Lou sees me for who I really am and has an amazing knack of being able to capture me.
Here are a couple of others that Louise took - see.. trusting a friend to take photos is my number one!

So have a go at scrapping yourself - it's not as hard as it seems!

So now to my layout!

This range is so easy to work with!

I used Mister Hueys Mist in Mint Julep to lightly colour the Pink Paislee mistables - there are ideal for customising an embellishment and again, the Studio Calico Thickers are great for the title!

Well.... Have fun scrapping yourself and I cant wait to see your layouts up on the Sassy Facebook page!


  1. Love your photos! It's been awhile since I've done any self portraits....I think it's time. Especially after seeing your gorgeous layout! Very inspiring!!!

  2. Lovely panels, LOVE Mr Huey's, & gorgeous flower bunch:):):) girlfriend allowed me to take the BACK of her head the other day!!!!!!!