Thursday, February 27, 2014

My Scrapbook Process: Bracket Design

The latest challenge from Get It Scrapped!: Make a page with a BRACKET foundation. I took ideas from the Scrapbook Coach Bracket Class videos and combined them to create my layout.

This page is about a special friendship.  First, I selected the photo and added a double mat.

After building the horizontal and vertical arms of the bracket, I cut a large circle to fill in the space between them. The circle softens the design and is symbolic of our circle of friendship.

I used the bracket/circle/photo combination as a guide to prepare the background with mist and stamping.

To complete the page, I added the title and journaling, then embellished with red accents in a visual triangle around the photo. Love that pop of unexpected color! You can see what the rest of the team did with their bracket designs here.

I'm now able to share why the blog has been slightly dormant lately. My husband accepted a job offer and we will be relocating from Michigan to central Ohio. Back to my beloved Buckeye state! The move will place us closer to family, and especially closer to that adorable granddaughter who is coming in April. Our tentative move date is early April, and I have so much to do between now and then.

So, I will be posting design team projects, but probably not much else for a while. I have already been terrible about commenting on your blogs, and that sadly will need to continue for a time. I just can't do it all, and greatly appreciate your understanding. 

I will also be dismantling and re-assembling my scrap room in April. That should be an adventure, and I will share the process in words and photos right here. Thanks for sticking around during this transitional time in my life!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Inspired By…Black, White & Beige

The challenge from Get It Scrapped!: Make a page that is BLACK and WHITE and BEIGE. Use only those three tones/neutrals on the page.

My page is about visiting an exhibit of Legos with our adult son. The challenge of working with these colors was lessened considerably because my photos were already within the palette. These cosmopolitan Lego landmark buildings call for a sophisticated treatment, which this classic color combination provides.

I cut the title with my Silhouette, using the Calendary Hands font. Isn't it a wonderful script font? I also made a process video that you can watch here or on my YouTube channel. You can see what the rest of the design team did with this challenge right here.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

My Scrapbook Process: Scraplifting

This week Write.Click.Scrapbook. is celebrating the spirit of the Olympics with our very own Scrapolympics! Today I am participating in the Skeleton event. Skeleton racing involves plummeting head-first down a treacherous ice track on a tiny sled. It was so named because the early frames bore a resemblance to a skeleton. What better way to celebrate this event than to strip a layout down to the basics and re-create it!

I chose Jina Jean's layout, "My Collection", from the February gallery and set to work.

I kept the same 3-strip background, using a neutral gray stripe, a large geometric border and an organic leaf pattern for the smaller dividing strip.

I placed the larger photo in the middle and two smaller photos on either side. The photo sizes are not exact, but the placement is similar to the sketch. After that, I set aside the original layout and finished on my own.

Collection Featured: American Crafts Autumn Crisp
There were six competitors in today's event. You can see what everyone else did here. Yesterday's events were the biathlon and sprint. I am entered in one more event later this week, so I'll be back with that. What a fun week this is going to be! Hope you can check it out over at Write.Click.Scrapbook.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Write.Click.Scrapbook. February Gallery

The February Gallery is up over at Write.Click.Scrapbook.!  This month's theme is TechLove. 
My layout compares my first mobile phone to my current iPhone. It is amazing how far the technology has advanced in just a few short years!

Collection Featured: Simple Stories 24/Seven
Journaling reads: My first mobile phone was just…a phone. Now, my iPhone is so much more. Texting…internet…games. Sometimes I forget it's still a phone!

You can find more inspiration from the rest of the team right here.  What technology do you feel inspired to scrap?