Friday, November 9, 2012

Scrapbook Remix #9...

As I may have mentioned, GiGi has a plan.  High School, University of Alabama for a degree in Graphic Arts, then moving on to London where she will find a job and model (which she has gone to school for) to make ends meet.  There are little signals everywhere in our house to keep an eye on England.  That being said, one of the signals is an orange, round clock set to London time.

Very late last night (about 3:00am London-time) I received Prompt #9 for my Scrapbook Remix class.  Needless to say I didn't start last night, but had an idea on the photo I would work with today.  (However, we didn't get to bed until after 12:00 and overslept just enough this morning that I had to drive GiGi to school bright and early!)  At about 7:30 this morning I reread the Prompt, rewatched the video, and decided that I would take one of the examples provided and go hog wild.  I did things like choose papers that I absolutely know don't go together.  I askewed my matting layers.  I even dripped paint on a diagonal across my background paper.  In other words, I took all those little bits that I have been avoiding throughout the class and dumped on this page.  This is how it ended up:

Patterned Paper: Crate Paper, Sassafras; Stickers: American Crafts, Echo Park, October Afternoon; Wood: Studio Calico; Tape, Paint & Diecuts: October Afternoon; Flair: American Crafts; Pen: Sharpie
I know that my clusters aren't overwhelming, but I had to redo and redo because I just kept getting things crooked.  Finally getting everything straight, I'd call it done - go outside - come back for a look - change things... about 3-4 times.  But that's process and progress for you.
I'm keeping this page just the way it ended up.  I probably won't make crooked layers again, not a big fan.  And really, I still don't like the paint dripping - but I might try it again on different paper just to make sure.  But I am fairly positive that I will try a couple of more layouts using the Prompt(s) this weekend, so will definitely post them when they're finished.
As I woke up with a crick in my neck that is now shooting pains down my arm and I have to take GiGi to the football game tonight, I'm going to take a nap. 
I hope everyone has a great, great Friday.  It's a long weekend, so unless you're travelling you oughta be creating!
"In order to have a real relationship with our creativity, we must take the time and care to cultivate it." - Julia Cameron



  1. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this page!!!! I love the papers and layers and your askewed-ness! I love the clusters too!! Awesome page!!

  2. PS: No, I don't know if Photoshop is better than Aviary. I've never used Photoshop, but Aviary is super simple to use. I don't think it has the range of editing tools that Photoshop has at all, but I only use it for my blog so I'm OK with that. Also, while I thought the "powder blue" page you posted earlier was cute, I love it with the gray--the photo really pops in that one! =D