Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Life comes at you crazy sometimes...well it has, really it has but the real reason I don't update daily is I just don't have lots to say...aloud. Here are some new layouts. This first set started at Creating Keepsakes Convention (CKC) in the embellish It! Latest and Greatest with Basic Grey class. We did the right side of the layout in the class. We had the remainder of the scalloped circle and a piece of brown Bazzill left. This paper is from their Sultry line. I had a pack of the paper so I took it from there. This layout utilizes the technique of continuing intersection. In other words, the layout continues across both pages(the scallop circle, green houndstooth strip) but is intersected, or cut down through the elements. The stickers are also from the Sultry line. Below is a close up detail of the intersection.
This set of layouts is utilizes the same concept of intersecting a continuous page. Rather than looking at a set of pages as two 12x12" layouts that coordinate or spread across two pages this layout should be seen as one 12x24" layout. The paper here is from Scrapbook Walls--the stripe, argyle and solid blue which is the flip side of the patterned paper and brown scallop-edged paper from DCWV. After trimming the edges for borders I used the inside for the title strip and die cut the letters for "world" and half a scallop-edged circle. No mats here just 4x6" photos from our Colorado trip in '05. Buttons bring the colors from the right side photos into the left side. Grunge board quotes are painted with a pearl dabber from Ranger. Again, there is a closer shot of part of the layout below.

Lastly, a layout where I used scissors only to cut the "j's" and only on small dab of adhesive. Everything else is stapled, pinned or clipped to the layout. This uses papers from Quick Quotes--the starburst and polkadot; the script is the flipside of the polkadot. The ledger paper I had in my stash, don't quite recall where it came from. Everything was inked. The journal tickets are all from Tim Holtz' idea-ology line, along with the charm, chain and pin. The little clip is from 7 Gypsies and the twine I had hanging around. The "j's" were traced from the negative of a chipboard letter onto grunge board that I then cut, painted with butterscotch dabber and when that dried I used a velvet effect marker from Marvy Uchida which becomes fuzzy and velvety when you heat it. I dotted some Crystal Effects(Stampin'Up!) in the centers of some of the starbursts for a little pop of texture.
That's all for now. I took a Jen Starr class this past weekend and the bandana technique that she taught us is something I want to spend lots of time playing with. I'll show samples soon.