Sunday, October 12, 2014

Page breakdown part 1.

I went looking for some challenges today for a little inspiration.  Whenever I feel like I need a little creative jump start, challenges are the answer.

I found these 3 challenges that I am going to base my layout around.

1. Use the items in 1 row on the tic tac toe grid for inspiration.
2.  Scrap an Affirmation. Must include yourself in the photo.
3.  Sketch and color challenge.

Between the three challenges, I have topic, product inspiration and sketch and color combination.

    I started by pulling out the paint colors to match the colors in the color challenge. This gives me a visual at my fingertips when selecting what to use. The background is light brown. My work area isn't the best for taking photographs. I used a piece of the deli paper I had made a gelliprint with last week. Then penciled in where the picture  will go.

I then heat embossed the fun circles around the frame. I stamped with a darker shade of green in a couple spots to add a little visual interest and different texture. 

This pattern paper was just a 4 x 6 photo mat from my stash of scraps. Trimmed it down to make the banner. Since just the edges will be peeking out under the picture, you can cut it in 2 so it's long enough. This is a great way to use up smaller scraps. 

 The picture is down! Love this part. I used a plain piece of deli paper as a mat. I really like the zig zag edge on the deli paper. The borders were added before I printed the picture. I added just a little darker brown inking around the page and picture to add a little more brown from the color palette. 

Hopefully, I have a little time to add some more details tomorrow. It's going to be another 50 + hour work week.  Just a few more weeks and we will have full staff again. So grateful for that. As much as I like the OT, this girl is tired!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

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