9 May 2011

{Scrap Factor Week Four}

and thank you....

Through to another week. I'm just stopping by quickly to say thanks and few sneaky peeks.

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Here is my full size layout for last weeks music challenge.

Taking inspiration from music is an amazing way to get ideas for titles, layouts or journaling. Mine and Kevin’s life is full of music. It was one of the big parts of our daily lives, and is very important to us. We're currently in talks over what our first dance should be (and random fact one of the reasons we chose the name Maxwell for our song was because it is the name of singer we both love). I constantly hear songs or lyrics and think ‘oh that would make a good layout’ - and well this song (this line) has been going around in my head for ages. My life would suck without you – I love the sentiment behind it and I love the unromantic-ness about too. It’s straight to the point and direct. The tone of the song title inspired my layout of bold colours and shapes.The photo is one I took over the Easter Weekend of Maxwell & Kevin. It already reminds me of such a happy weekend spent with my family and such lovely weather. I decided to repeat the picture 3 times in small format, rather than use one large photograph. I created the photo strip in Picasa, via their collage option. I use Picasa to locate all my photos, and carry out some photo manipulation. It’s free to download, but I would recommend it.

I chose a plain background for the base of layout, the kraft & black combo, to ensure that the other elements I add really popped. I printed off the font and stars on white cardstock before trimming them down and inking the edges. I like the look of the alphabet tiles I was able to create via this method, plus my having the font on the computer I was able to change the size to make the ‘YOU’ more prominent than the ‘LIFE. I mixed up my own made alpha, with some white thickers to add dimension to the page.The stars already had a stapled element printed on them, I used these as the guide to layer up with punched shapes, and staples. Then wrapped in bakers twine.To complete the fun and relaxed look I journalled straight onto the background and doodled a border and elements to the page in both black and white.

SuppliesCardstock: Kraft & Black BazzillPaper: both from my scrap bagLettering: American Crafts ThickersDigi : Michelle Underwood, Perfectly Imperfect Alphabet, Two PeasAnne Langpap, Stapled Star Stickers, Two PeasElles Studio, Scalloped Journalling Block, Jessica Sprague


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