Friday, September 10, 2010

Reveal - September Scrapbook Kit

My first thought when I saw this kit was that it was perfect for a variety of my summer “vacation” photos! For this layout, I started with the “Days Away” paper. Using the luscious butter cream cardstock, I cut a shape reminiscent of a highway sign and applied it slightly off center of the busy paper. Over that, I layered a portion of the “Envelopes Die Cut” paper from the deluxe kit. I wanted to save some for other layouts so only used a little bit! I took my black and white photo, sanded and inked the edges and matted it on the back of the “Travel Ticking” paper, which I also sanded and inked. Using a strip of the “Travel Skirt” paper, I cut a small border to mimic a ribbon crossing my page in order to give my eye-line a “break”. I computer journaled on the back of one of the tags and applied it to my layout with some twine. I made a couple of “scruffy” paper flowers using two different sizes of circle punches and the “Travel Ticking” paper (both sides) as well as the “Days Away” paper. To make these I punched the circles, distressed and inked the edges then crumpled the circles to create a flower shape. I put a button with threaded twine in the circle of each. Cutting the title with my new Cricut machine – inking the edges of the letters to have them stand out - and applying various die cuts and an epoxy charm finished off the layout.

I hope you enjoyed my work. Leave me a comment if you do or have any questions!

1 comment:

  1. Dad... what? Dad went to Pompeii? And wandered around Napoli taking pictures??? Lucky duck.

    On a different note, lots of work obviously goes into making these layouts (and they look great for it!).