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