Sunday, August 7, 2011

30 min layout

Today's layout is one of my all time fav's of late, i love the colours and the simplicity, i think playing at casual fridays is rubbing off on my scrapbooking!

The challenge for the assignment was to try do a layout in 30 min. I knew right from the start that it was a huge challenge. I had a really good idea of what i wanted to do, edited my photos and had them ready to print when i went to the workshop.  I knew exactly what stamps  i was going to use to make the paper......and that was my downfall.....i knew had to make the paper for this layout , as i do for many of my pages. Even thought it was simple,  it still took time.

For all of the loadsters ( lay out at month class members) who admired my paper and wish to give it a try here is a list of what i used and how i did it.

1 I  chose 7 colours of ink that where close to those of the rainbow . The are all tim holtz  Barn Door , Spiced Marmalade, Mustard seed, Pine needles, Faded  jeans, dusty concord, Victorian velvet. ( is it bad that i made this layout 2 days ago and didn't need to look up the colours LOL)
2. Cut a piece of white cardstock to a bit over the size you want the finished piece. I find then it looks more natural with the stamping off the page. I made one piece and then cut it in half to the finished size. ( cutting away a little from the edges also means you loose the harsh edge you sometimes have)
3 Using an embossing liquid and a stamp of your choice , randomly stamp all over the cardstock, i do partial stamping around the edges.
4 working quickly i then cover the images with clear embossing powder. ( this technique will work on other colour papers as well )
5 I then  divide the cardstock roughly into the number of colours that i am using in this case 7 ( this ensures that you get even blending)
6 I start from one end but it doesn't really matter where you start. Using your blending tool I  colour one section at a time , then working on the colour next to it i blend together as i go.
I hope some of you will give this a go , if your unsure start with 2 or 3 colours and a small strip.
What even more details I can take some photos for u just ask.

And for all those of you wondering 65 min was what it took to finish ( and I cheated a Little as i didn't count the clean up time LOL)  Cheek back soon to see if my next attempt is any better
Next time Nat

Friday, August 5, 2011

Holiday Chicks

Hello all
Did u miss me, I sure have missed all the challenges and fun .
Where have I been u ask? ........Holidays in Bali ...Yep I know i love making you all insanely jelous!
So now im back there is lots to catch up on...not to metion the fantastic photos to scrap.
I am now three weeks behind in LOAD ( lay out a day) this is week 4 and our challenge is to bust out those things we have been hording and use them. Not sure i realy did this justice but i still completed layout so ya!

The design is based on one of Becky Flecks, Page Maps if you havent visited her website do so its fantastic.
This one was from the aug 2011 group

 I used one of my favourite papers from the kaszazz flourish collection.  I love chipboard but always hoard it for some reason, so i opened a new pack of alphabets. Gritting my teeth i broke it apart, and coloured it using tim holts aged mahogany distress ink.

Read below for all the details of stamps and papers ( dont want to put you to sleep LOL)

Part of the run up to the lay out a day in september is looking at how we scrap and ways to reduce the time it takes.

So for all the Loadsters out ther this is the break down of this layout ( anyone else feel free to scroll down :)

1:30 pick photos
 1:35 Journaling
1:40 picked sketch
1:41 Print photos right sizes
2:05 Pick paper and cut Place
2:50 stick them down
3:20 write journaling ( just realised there is spelling mistakes ahhhh) ( i wish i could spell.
3:30 Make embelishments ( i enjoy making my own but gee it took ages lol)
4:35 opps finished

I realy need to try work faster or i will never get through LOAD.....i really cant belive it took that long for something so simple.

Before Load I never realy took notice of what i spend my time on.

Well thats all for now will see you all soon with  week 5 assignment.

paper 4749 Paprika / journal . 938 School days / graph
 Bazzil fawn 4217
Stamps-4414KI Bobby and Belinda 4416KR Love birds Boarder
Punch- small heart
Chipboard-4655 12 x 12 alphabet