Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dodging Lions And Wastin' Time.

Today the Scrapbooking Memories magazine Masters edition was released
So I can show you the page that was picked for Honourable Mention
I also wanted to share what I wrote about each of my entries
so here are all 4 layouts


Single Layout – USING SKETCH

Title : 2012 – Embrace it
Cardstock: American Crafts
Lettering: American Crafts and Basic Grey
Steampunk: Altered Artifacts
Chipboard words: Scrapmatts
Pearls: Kaiser Crafts
Mist: Tattered Angels
Glitter: Alison Ellis Designs
Photo Actions: Lo-Fi

Resin Flower: D-lish Scraps

Other: Bingo card, vintage dictionary page, letter stencil, shipping tags, twine, sharpie pen, typewriter and foam tape.

I have recently “refound” a love for ATCs and when I saw the sketch I just knew I wanted to use a column of ATCs instead of photos.
I also really love white space so, initially, I found the sketch daunting but by flipping it
and keeping the overall design intact I was able to create a page that I really like and one that still represents my own style.
This year has been a very busy one and I used this layout to reflect what things I hope the new year will bring.
I want to DREAM big, INSPIRE others and LIVE fully.
The Scrapmatts words were a perfect addition, to the ATCs/page,
and also an excuse to play with glitter and the Altered Artifacts Steampunks are just pure fun.


Double-page Layout – COLOUR COMBO

Title : You love counting

Cardstock: Bazzill
Lettering: American Crafts
Mist: Studio Calico
Rub ons: Studio Calico
Chipboard button: Jenni Bowlin
Doily and Resin flower: Greatest View (ETSY)

Other: Dressmaking pattern paper, shipping tags, bakers twine, pen, number stencil, date stamp and ink.

Orange, Blue and Grey… One of my favourite colour combinations and when I saw it I was eager to play.
I often only use one photo to tell my story and it’s not too often that I will make a double paged layout,
so my first challenge was to create something that was more ‘me’.
I used a number stencil and some mist to fill my first page and then stitched my title across the two pages, thus linking the photo.
I added splashes of orange by cutting up a doily and adding some butterflies,
which I rubbed on to some dressmaking pattern paper so they would be light and delicate looking.


Single Layout – WITH LARGE PHOTO

Title : Growing Up

Cardstock: American Crafts
Pattern Paper: Crate
Lettering: American Crafts
Pearls: Kaiser Crafts
Rub ons: Studio Calico
Paper Clip: American Crafts

Other: Shipping tags, twine, sharpie pen, staples, date stamp, ink and paint.

I took this photo some time ago but have always loved it.
With school reports coming home recently it was the perfect time to pull out this photo
and scrap about how our eldest daughter is growing up and how proud we are of her.
While this page is 12x12, I was able to cut the cardstock to allow the pattern paper to hang off the edge of the page,
representing the growth, the butterflies also represent the changes
and growth and lastly the dates also so a change in time.
I added some paint, to the Crate pattern paper, to add some grunge to an otherwise ‘pretty’ page.


and the page that made the magazine and was given an honourable mention
*drum roll*


Title : He is a good man

Cardstock: American Crafts
Lettering: American Crafts and Basic Grey
Paper Clip: American Crafts

Other: Washi Tape,shipping tags, twine, sharpie pen, staples, date stamp, ink and machine stitching.

When I asked for my gorgeous Husband to ‘stage’ this photo he did so without too many frowns
and it was very worthy of this layout that came together from the depths of my imagination.
The page is constructed of other things I love to play with… Shipping tags are an all-time favourite
and if I can use ‘leftovers’ I am a very happy girl.
I pulled off the backing sheet, from some Basic Grey alphas, and stuck this onto a piece of blue cardstock.
I then back this with some black cardstock to give the photo the ‘pop’ it needed.
My journaling is hidden behind the shipping tag on an area cut away from the sticker sheet.
I used the orange washi tape to cut some scallop edges to also make the title pop.
I also cut the bottom off the paper clip, so it didn’t impose on the coloured in ‘d’ (the initial of my good man’s name).


and some close ups


love washi tape


love this photo


stitched my title onto my shipping tag


and I had cut a space into the sticker sheet for my hidden journaling


Using the sticker sheet also rated a “Judges note”
gotta be happy with that lol

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  1. Wonderful entry Sharmaine. I am and will always remain your biggest fan :)

  2. What an awesome collection of pages! Congratulations on your honourable mention!

  3. Huge congrats on your honourable mention!


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