Thursday, September 9, 2010

Some More Work In Progress layouts

I loved the variety of stuff in the September Work in Progress kit! Trish has such a knack for combining extremely varied elements that complement each other. I didn't plan it this way, but after I was done with my September pages, I discovered almost all of them were about childhood memories.

Here's my first page. I've had this photograph printed out, waiting to be scrapped forever, but couldn't decide just how I wanted to scrap it--there are so many stories in that picture. As I was leafing through my pictures, I thought the colors in this photo would work well with the papers in the kit. I stared and stared at the photo, trying to think of a story to tell. And I kept coming back to Mom's face and posture. And the story came. I just love the Kaiser Craft chipboard accents and envelopes that came with the kit.

This next page is a makeover of an older page I made. Every once in a while, I like to re-do older pages. I know that sounds weird, but really, sometimes I just HATE my older pages.

I always love the unique little extras that Trish packs into her kits. I never would think of buying burlap, so I loved receiving that in the kit. That cute little felt bicycle just begged to be used, and I decided to perch a little bird cut out of the Cosmo Cricket paper. His bowtie is from the kitestring paper. The twine holding the sign is actually a bit of the burlap that frayed off. The buttons are from the Kaiser Craft chipboard elements in the kit.

I made my next page for Color Combos Galore. Here is the palette I was working with:

We were asked to work with this sketch, from Scrapbooks Etc.:

And here's what I came up with. I've also had this picture on my desk for a long time. The colors are so weird, but I think this palette was perfect for it.

Here's another page featuring a random childhood memory.

I had a long title and a lot of journaling and a lot of other elements on here, so I decided to use the tiny letter stickers, but they were sort of getting lost on my layout, so I decided to hang them on a banner.

That little bunny on the chipboard piece looked so sad and perfect for the story on my page, so I decided to use him for the "random memory No." that I always like to put on my pages. I printed out the Random Memory No. 173 on my inkjet printer, but the ink wasn't drying, so I went over the letters with a pen.

I love how Cosmo Cricket always has interesting things printed on their barcode strips, and the "Making Plans" title of the paper was perfect for my story.

This really is a wonderful kit, packed with cool papers and elements, and I think there are a still few left!


Sarah Coggins said...

Gorgeous pages! You have me itching to bust out my papers & glue. I've been on a digi kick lately, but miss the mess of paper. :) tfs!

Deb said...

You always do such incredible layered layouts and you have a wonderful ability to tell the story behind the photo in a compelling way. Truly inspiring as always!

Murphy's Law said...

your pages just rock. love the layers and the colors. and i can relate to a "do over". lol!! i have ALOT of them.

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