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:

Lauren said...

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

Angela said...

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! :)

orange gearle said...

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!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

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

Virginia said...

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

Missy Whidden said...

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!

Tracey Sabella said...

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

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Laurie LaRiviere said...

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!!

Sarah said...

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

okanogangirl said...

Love the draping banners between the photos.

Diana Waite said...

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

Beth Hallgren said...

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

Debbie said...

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

Pamela said...

Love this!! Such a fun layout! :)

misty said...

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

Steffanie said...

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!!