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.


  1. Awesome page, Sue! Love how you recreated the design. Clever title too. :)

  2. Great scraplift! Love your title!

  3. Fun page! Love the colors and the patterns you combined. Sounds like a fun event. Off to check it out. :)

  4. I really like the geometric border! The neutral fall colors really enhance the story. Neat page. Michelle t

  5. Great use of the Autumn Crisp collection Sue, and I love how you used the other layout for inspiration!!

  6. Great job, that title is cute! :)

  7. Sounds like such a fun challenge - the scrapbooking one, not the riding a tiny sled down an icy track one! Love your page with such happy colors!


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