Monday, June 25, 2012

The Great Outdoors

It's only been 4 days since my last Blog post, but for some reason, it feels more like weeks!!  :)  I am definitely not lacking for pages to share, but lately everything I have, has been for DT work.  It will eventually get revealed, but I already have pages ready for Get It Scrapped! for our August assignments!!  :)  It's really hard to keep them under wraps for so long.

But, I had time to work on a layout, that isn't for any of my DT assignments and I get to post it today!  I created this layout for two challenges.  The first is one of my favorite challenges, the May/June Issue Challenge #8 at Club CK.  Our challenge this week was to use a tree element on our page.  And the second challenge is a fun one, from ScrapFIT.  The challenge for Workout #70, is to develop your own Polaroid.  Here is the page that I created, by combining these two challenges:



  
I have to admit, that sometimes there are layouts that I'm just not that happy with in the end...but fortunately, this isn't one of those!!  :)  I was fairly excited when I finished this one, because it actually turned out to be the exact copy of what I had envisioned before starting the page.  I used the trace feature on my Expression to cut out the tree and then added three circles in various sizes behind the branches.  I wanted to add a little more umph to my tree, so I stitched around each of the circles with a matching embroidery floss.  I used some of my Instagram photos to create my Polaroids.  The Instagram photos are great for this technique, because they are already square shaped.  I just printed my photos at 2.75x2.75 and then cut out extra white space at the bottom of each photo.


I think one of the easiest and fun ways to scrap some of your photos, is by creating a scene on your background.  It helps reinforce the theme of your photos and gives you a quick and easy page design.  Scenes are great for beach photos, Holidays (especially Christmas), outdoor photos, birthday photos, and many more.  So take a little time on your next layout and see what kind of scene you can create to go along with your photos!


Products Used:  Patterned Paper & Stickers:  Echo Park; Thickers:  American Crafts:  Mr. Huey's Spray Mist & Wood Veneers:  Studio Calico; Button & Washi Tape:  My Mind's Eye; Washi Tape:  October Afternoon; Baker's Twine:  The Twinery; Clothes Pins:  Canvas Corp; Brads & Eyelets:  The Paper Studio; Edgers:  ProvoCraft; Embroidery Floss:  Janlynn
 

16 comments:

  1. I really like the tree, especially the stitching. The polaroids looks great too.

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  2. I really like that you used Echo Park in such a fun way on this layout! The tree is super cute and I am glad you added the stitching! I have loved seeing all your instagram photos ad what a neat way to scrap them! Everything about this page is just right! :)

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  3. I love this. Isn't it great when they turn out just like we visualize them in our head!? I especially like your tree, with stitching and I love the way you put together that title!

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  4. This is AMAZING Ashley! I loveeeeeeeeeee that tree and love love love love the hanging photos!!! GORGEOUS!!!!

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  5. Ashley- you totally ROCKED this page- love it! The poloroid photos hanging from a clothesline- stinkin' cute.

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  6. This has to be one of my favorites of yours, Ashley! I love so many things here...the hanging photos...genius!! I love the subtle mist at the top, creating a sky, and the clouds really pop. The tree is awesome...and I love how you mixed up the title. Love it so much!

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  7. What an amazing LO!! Love how your Polaraoids are hanging from the clothes line!! Love the stitching on your tree too!! Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT! ~ Blessings

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  8. Ashley, you should love this layout, it is sooo cute!! love the photos hanging on the line, it really is like looking at a little scene, I love it!!

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  9. Ashley, you're brilliant! I sooooo LOVE the polaroids hanging from the tree!! That I might have to lift! lol Love the page!

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  10. Love the draping banners between the photos.

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  11. this turned out BEAUTIFULLY! Had NO idea that the expression had a tracing feature is that with the online dealio?

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  12. Love the clothesline banner Ashley! What do you mean when you say trace feature?

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  13. Such a fun layout Ashley!!! Love the banner strung across the page with the photos!!

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  14. Love this!! Such a fun layout! :)

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  15. Hanging the pics from the line is genius! Love it!

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  16. I absolutely love this page! The tree is phenomenol and I love how you hung the Polaroids on a clothesline. I will definitely be lifting this one! Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT!!

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