Sunday, January 12, 2014

Family is what Counts - New Layout LOAD #12 & 13

Today I got messy. I am NOT a messy scapper, so it took me all day. I started out with paste and gellatos, but that didn't work at all. So then I misted the paste, added some fiber and my page was begun. I'm not super thrilled with it, but it was definitely different for me. This layout is of Maddie, Nana, and her cousins at the Arboretum. It is LOAD (Lay Out A Day) #12 and 13 over at Let's Scrap.



I played along with Sketches4All Design Team Mixed media challenge. The challenge is to use several mediums. I used paper, mist, paste, paint, bling, grungeboard, fiber, chipboard, and ink. I think that is the most mediums I have ever used on a single layout! Definitely outside my comfort zone.





For the left side, I used the sketch #25 from Scrap Africa. Here is the sketch:

There are a ton of challenges right now to scrap your one little word for 2014, so I thought I would play along. My word is family and my intent for 2014 is to focus on my family and let the other little things fade away. Not just my immediate family, but our extended family and those who may not be blood, but are truly part of our journey. I played along with Berry71Bleu - jan one little word challenge:


I also played along with S.W.A.T. Drill #23 - to scrap your one little word for 2014.

I played along with My Scraps & More - New Years Challenge. The challenge is one word that you would like to really focus on that would make this a better year than it was last year. Then create a LO using that word. Your LO does not have to be about what you want that word to truly mean to you in the new year, though it can be. Just use the word you come up with in anyway on a LO. Again, I used the word Family and my intent is that it encompasses all those in our lives who make life special and to let everything else fade into the background.



For the right side, I played along with Let's Scrap Design Team Challenge #179. The challenge is to use a Let's Scrap Sketch and You must use at least 3 colors or 3 elements that you see from the photo to your layout : the vines, architectural arch, fountain, gates, water, shaped bushes, creepers, overgrown weeds (?!) etc. I used the right hand side of the Let's Scrap sketch 1-23-13. Here is the photo inspiration. I was inspired by the color green and cream, the arches (I used a tree arch photo, the arch in the title "We love pumpkin season" and even the rounding of the Oct jounaling block, the bushes which I interpreted as circles and cut my photos in the shape of, the square fountain base which I used frames around my numbers 1 & 3, leaves to replicate the vines, and the shape of the fountain itself which I replicated with my stencil and paste on the background. 






I also played along with My Scraps & More - Tuesday Trigger 1-7-14, to try something new on your layout. I tried to use gelatos....and failed miserably. In fact, I almost trashed the entire page, but instead decided to add mist and fiber, paint and bling. I've never misted paste before and I used a metallic mist from Maya Roads that I love the effect. 


Materials used: paper - MME; fiber - Mon Ami Gabby; paint - Making Memories; ink - CTMH; mist - Maya Road and Mister Huey's; stickers - EP; arrow - unknown; bling - Mon Ami Gabby; paste - Studio 490; rub-ons - DaisyD's; 3D stickers - Jolee's; letter stickers - EP; chipboard - EP; stencil - Heidi Swapp; leaves - Jolee's; grungeboard- Tim Holtz.

Thanks for visiting!

24 comments:

dlwidder said...

Awesome layouts! Love the colors, textures and visual layers! Thanks for playing along w/drill #23 at SWAT!

Billie-Jean Beveridge said...

Such a fun page. Sometimes working outside our comforts zones can open up a world of opportunity. Thanks for playing with us at Scrap Africa.

Erica said...

Oh wow, love the double page layout - so many pretty details! Thanks for joining us at Scrap Africa!

by belle said...

Fantastic! Thanks for joining us over at SWAT!

Tusia Lech said...

Wow!! At first I have to say that the photos are amazing!!! Your whole project is wonderful and I am happy to visit your blog. Thank you for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu.

Val Thorpe said...

I know I always say this but it amazes me how you multi challenge:D I just love both of these layouts and those are just the cutest pics of Maddie she is growing so fast. You also know how much I love your work you are a voracious scrapper and I love it. Great layouts and thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Africa.

Denise van Deventer said...

Great job of incorporating your pages into so many challenges! That's never an easy one for me! Love the stencilling and fibre on your background and your super photo's! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa and also at Berry71Bleu! I hope 2014 is a super year for you and your family! ;-)

Tracey Gregory said...

Great multi-pic pages! I always struggle with those-Thanks for linking to us at Berry71Bleu!

Lynette said...

It is wonderful that you could stretch the Scrap Africa to make it a two pager. I love all your background detail. So glad you joined us on Scrap Africa.

Patricia said...

Such amazing photos! Love the playful feel of these pages...Thank you for using a scrap Africa sketch as well!!!

Таня Паламарчук said...

So interesting and fun layots!
Love-love)
Thanks for joining us at Scrap Africa!

Mandy Zimmerman said...

Wonderful textures and details on your layout! The page and photos are beautiful! Thank you for playing along with Berry71Bleu!!!!

Channa said...

Excellent double page cover, great textures used. Thank you for joining us at Scrap africa, channa

Cathi ONeill said...

Great page, love your mixed media details and your amazing photos! Thanks so much for joining us for the One Word challenge at Berry71Bleu!!

Helen Wallace said...

Such a clever idea to combine multiple challenges. Something which is beyond me. I love the way you blended it all together in harmony. Thanks for playing along at Scrap Africa :D

Nicolle Kramer said...

Amazing layout! Such sweet pics and fun embellies. Thanks for playing along at SWAT.

Bev said...

amazing page.. great take on the SWAT challenge

joyce said...

You must be a perfectionist! All the detail are laid out perfectly. So industrious of you to work two pages too.

Charity said...

Love that you chose family for your word. Thanks for linking up with SWAT

Venetia Holbrook said...

This is a gorgeous layout with so much depth! Love it. Thanks for sharing with us at SWAT!

Becci said...

You have a lot of fun elements going on, on your layout- I love the rows of small circle photos! Thanks for joining us at SWAT! :)

Deborah Johnson said...

Beautiful Layout and I just adore the layers!!! Totally understand the playing with a layout for the day and not really thrilled - but you totally hit it out of the park!!!!

Lanette said...

What a beautiful family & LO, I just love seeing the 2 pagers!! Thank you so much for sharing your word for 2014 with us here at S.W.A.T!

Claude said...

Love the circles! Thanks for playing along at SWAT!