|Scraptoberfest Challenge:||Challenge YOUrself is teaming up with 3 other challenge sites to make October a very scrappy month – it’s a ScraptoberFest!!|
Let me remind you of the challenges:
Scrap Our Stash - Stash Challenge (2 different washi tapes)
Challenge YOUrself - Prompt Challenge (include yourself, of course!)
My Scraps & More - Color Challenge
The Memory Nest - Sketch Challenge
|Story:||Susie, who? Actually, that is me. My family, especially my brothers, have always called me Susie. I am loving the young sound of it more and more these days!|
This photograph is of me at 4 months old, sitting on a blanket under the large sycamore tree in our front yard. Because it is an original photo, I chose not to crop it – having lots of background enforces the idea that I am very small. Besides, I like that the neighbor’s house behind me is included; it was there the entire time I was growing up, after all.
|Style:||I tackled all four challenges on the same layout. That is not required or even necessary – you can do four separate layouts or mix and match any number of them.|
I used lots of older items in my stash. First, I pulled Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry cardstocks from my Stampin Up stack. Those two colors caught my eye first, and they work well together. Instead of using two photos side by side, I was going to use a single photo offset on a larger mat. I went in search of paper in my bin of 6 x 6 paper pads. I found this one with the dragonfly and leaves that would work perfectly with the metal dragonfly I had recently rediscovered.
Besides, it was the third paper I found that would work, and I have a 3 paper rule when choosing paper. I have to stop looking after I find 3 papers that would work on my layout and choose one. It is one way I keep from wasting time by overthinking my choices.
Then I set about adding layers around that pretty nostalgic paper. I used the Crushed Curry and Rich Razzleberry but softened them with the Close to Cocoa and a mellow green taken from the second paper in lieu of the teal color suggested. I did not use navy. I wanted my photo to be the central focus so I made most of the layers quite narrow. At the thickest point of the layout there are 7 layers!
The two types of washi tape were added along the right side, with one repeated in the top corner. Because I am looking up in the photo, I wanted there to be something in my line of sight to keep the viewer’s eyes on the page. It serves to add balance as well.
A pretty scalloped sticker that echoed nicely the deckle edge of my photo holds my journaling and adds to the diagonal flow. Of course, the large title suits this scrapper to a tee. This is a very old K & Company chipboard set that I misted and inked to suit. It needs more coats of ink to darken it before I put this in an album.
|Stash:||Cardstock – Bazzill Cream Puff, Stampin Up rich razzleberry, crushed curry, close to cocoa|
Patterned paper – Prima Botanical
Alphabet – K & Company
Washi tape – Teresa Collins and Pink Paislee
Buttons – Stampin Up
Stamp – Stampin Up Fine Lace
Stickers – Basic Grey
Dragonfly – Bo Bunny or Prima?
Puffy Stickers – Pink Paislee
|Stops:||I hope you will now make your way around to all the challenge sites linked above to see what everyone has done. It will be a ScraptoberFest feast for the eyes, I dare say!|
07 October 2015
Susie – A Layout For the ScraptoberFest Challenge