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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Father's Day 2013

Ahh! I have had this ready to post and keep forgetting to when I actually have internet connection! I WILL get it posted today. I will, I will, I will… 

This is my latest- latest layout. Meaning I have lots of other stuff to show you, but this is the last layout I have completed recently. So happy to be back scrapping. ;) I had this layout started with a sketch from The Paper Bakery, but I did something I never ever do… I put it in a drawer. And did something else. And forgot about it. Oh. no. And then the sketch challenge ended and I was stuck with lots of paper that I had already cut to fit the sketch. Oops. And I didn't really like how it was turning out anyway. Bigger oops. 

Then, the new sketch from PBK came out. Yay! And angels started singing! (Ok not really.) I had some new inspiration! So, I took the papers and supplies I had set aside for this layout and started again. I used the same stuff, but totally changed the layout of the page. Yes, I do have some scraps leftover from the other layout, but I like this page a lot better. Feels a bit more "me" than the other page I was making. And I think that's worth losing some paper over. 

I keep telling myself to use up my stash, so this paper I used is from the "Follow Your Heart" collection from My Mind's Eye from last year. And that grey background paper? It's ancient. I think it's from Fancy Pants. I'm glad to say I have used this collection up! Ok, well, all that I'm probably going to use. Something I'm learning about myself is I like fresh and new products. Once they sit in my stash for a bit, I get uninspired. Just like photos too, though. I have to scrap new just-taken photos for me to enjoy scrapping at its maximum enjoyment limit. Just so ya know. :) 

Oh- almost forgot to tell you a little something interesting about this layout! Where the sketch had the title placed is, well, where it is. But the patterned bicycle on that one piece of paper was annoying me. It was too bold. So, I got out my white Mister Huey and a little sponge dauber I bought from Stampin' Up a while back and made a very light coating of white color over the patterns. Now the bold black bicycle isn't as bold anymore and doesn't interfere as bad with the title. If you don't have any sponge daubers, you can always use a napkin or paper towel to spread the mist on your layout. Works pretty well, if I do say so myself! 

That's all, folks1 I'll try to be back soon so I can show you the awesome projects I've been working on! :)


katiebug92 said...

This is super cute, Heather! I love the little polaroid, and geo tag! The mist technique is also a really great tip.

I (of course) didn't see the original layout you had going, or the sketch, but I think this one is your style. cute. :)

Ashley Horton said...

Well, this one did turn out fabulous Heather!! Love how you incorporated the cut file from TPB, and the technique to tone down the bicycle!! Thanks for playing along with us @ The Paper Bakery!!

Tegan said...

You rocked this layout! Love everything about it- it has just the right amount of, well, everything! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Baker, hope to see you play along again! :)

Sarah Hill said...

Heather, I love your idea about the white mist muting the bicycle!! What a great idea!! And your layout is just amazing. Thanks for joining us for our sketch at Paper Bakery... and I'm glad you were able to get new inspiration :)