Friday, April 27, 2012

Twine Twirling on a Camping Start with a Studio Finish

Yes, I totally scrapped while camping... and today, I have the last of this craziness to share with you! So far, I have shown you a fun experiment that ended in a layout as well as a layout that began around the campfire and ended in the studio. This is another layout of the latter. After futzing with some scissors and pen work, this is what I had to work with once home. Let's finish this, shall we?
That stenciling needs something twirly and fancy, you think?
Oooooh, how about some more of that?
And, some more?
Oh, yeppers! I love all of those little twirlies!
Now for some more pattern:
Fussy cut pattern, actually...
Oh, I like the other side better!
But, we still need a hint of that chevron, right?
Some of the scraps from that fussy cutting might be fun sprinkled about:
After a bit more of that chevron, here is where we are:
Title time!
This page is about the surprise of how thick the patio slab was during my parent's reno:

Ormolu? Yes, please!
Ahhh, a Basic Grey Transparency frame that has been hiding in my stash for WAY too long makes it onto this page - hooray!
I feel the need for a bit of sparkle:
And some fun word stamping:
After the splattering, pen lines and journaling...I shall call it done!
The last of my camping projects, completed with a twirl!
Now for some real fun - scrapping all the picts of our trip! We took SO many awesome photos during the 2 day trip...I am not sure the best way to scrap them. A bunch of layouts? A mini? I am leaning towards a mini, but then I am faced with the decisions of format and size. 8x8? 10x10? 5x8? Hmmmmm, so many possibilities....what do you think?

How do you scrap your little trips?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Layout Love Linky

Another month has passed and you know what that means? Time for another Layout Love Linky! This is a place for us all to share our previously un-blogged layouts. I have so much fun blogging about with process photos, but I don't do it for all of my pages. They do feel SO neglected - so this is their time to shine!

To make this extra fun, I have some prized to give away! Scroll down to see more about that :)

So, here are some of my un-blogged layouts:

Some of these layouts were done for classes, challenges or starting points. Click on soapHOUSEscraps over there in the left to see all the details in my Two Peas Gallery.

Thanks to everyone who linked up last time! I hope your layouts received some love! They sure deserve it! Look at the awesome photo from Nirupama. I just love how she made it the focus with the placement of the photo and tags. Alyssa is once again rockin' out the circular elements in her gorgeous layout! And, that awesome background color on Jennifer's layout (that was even featured on Shimelle's blog!) is so stunning and makes all of the beautiful details pop!

So, link up your un-blogged layouts or other projects and let's share some love, people! You can link-up from an online gallery or play along on your blog too! A link back to this post is ALWAYS appreciated :)

Oh, yeah - did I say something about prizes? You bet!
I have 3 things to give away:

Can you see a MINI theme - LOL! I totally didn't plan that!

So, Let's party and share some love! Link up below and be sure to check back and share the love with everyone else too! You have a month to play along and all the winners will be announced at the end of next month with another Layout Love Linky!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Smashing some Sticks and Sand

Remember this? My little experiment with sand from our camping trip to the beach? The one where I used sand on adhesive strips? Time to put it to use on a layout! 

I will tell you, I tried to duplicate these results. I tried with glitter on the adhesive and with adhesive alone. Turns out the adhesive didn't have the wicking properties - the sand did! And, I don't have any more of this is a one time creation, so let's put it to good use, shall we?
This current focus over at Paper Issues right now is SMASH pages. Since I did this experiment on a SMASH page, let's continue on with that theme. I have torn out some other pages and this is what we have to work with:
When I first posted this experiment, WillieburgScrap mentioned the doodled pie chart shapes. Funny, I so didn't even think of that, I just doodled what was on the page! But, she is right and she has posted some awesome pie chart inspiration that is worth checking out on her blog! So, with that inspiration - I set out to doodle some more of those little shapes:
And with a little coloring they kinda look like fruit - LOL! Oh well, I'm going with it anyway!
Maybe some enlarged pie shapes in the background would be fun?
Kinda cool?
A bit of a splattering:
Now it's time to get SMASHY:
Likey so?
A pie here...and a pie there...
Some tape here....and some tape there....
Title Time! This photo is about my mom taking cuttings of one of her favorite plants that had to come down in the construction of her, "sticks" it is!
Let's give some more attention to the background with some more coloring:
And some random pie shapes:
On pop dots:
A bit of twine:
And - Voila!!!
Totally random, Totally fun, Totally SMASHY!

What is one of your most random experiments that ended up in a completed Layout? I would love to hear about it!

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