Well we are back from our adventure in Colorado. I will try to upload a few photos and share later this week. Traveling trough some of the most beautiful country in the world in Jeeps and hiking produced more than a few amazing shots.
In the meantime while I was traipsing about I had layouts appear in 3 articles over at Get It Scrapped that I thought I would share quickly. The first posted before we left, but I just did not have the time to get my post together and share:
Posers by Michelle Houghton | Supplies: patterned paper; SEI, ink; Sharpie and Ranger, letters cut on a Brother Cut and Scan.
The article is all about Adding Layers Behind Cutaways. I decided to use photos from a museum visit and thought it my make a good connection to try to imitate what the saber tooth cat might do to my scrapbook paper. I laid my photos on top of my paper then marked not only the corners, but the diagonal lines where I wanted the “claw marks” to travel along. I did all of the marking very lightly in pencil so I be able to erase those later. Then I used a kraft knife to cut a line along my diagonals and tore the paper outward from those cuts by hand. I would hold the photos up underneath the tears periodically to make sure the holes were large enough to see the portions of the photos I wanted to feature. I then attached the photos to the back of the torn patterned paper and finished the layout. I have to say it was fun to see how the rest of the team tackled this particular assignment, I am thinking I will use one or two of their ideas on future layouts! Check out all the layouts HERE.
Next I created a layout for an article about 2 Page Layouts With a Cluster Foundation.
Who’s Watching Who by Michelle Houghton | Supplies: patterned paper, canvas tags, buttons, butterfly brads and feather; SEI, sticker letters Bella Blvd., ink; Sharpie, twine; American Crafts, kraft speech bubble; Maya Road
There is not much more to say about this layout then what I shared in the article, but I can tell you that I used 5 different animal photos in my central cluster. I love taking animal photos at the zoo and this is a great way to include a lot of them on a single layout, especially since we are zoo goers and end up with so many photos every year! Check out the beautiful pages from the other Creative Team members HERE.
Lastly I did a layout using pocket pages encompassing our entire Hawaii trip last summer. I am a “newbie” at pocket pages and had so much fun putting this one together. It worked perfectly for this particular layout!
Hawaii by Michelle Houghton | Supplies: pocket pages; Project Life by Becky Higgins, patterned cards, stickers, chipboard and date tags; My Mind’s Eye, twine ; American Crafts, ribbon; unknown, ink; Sharpie
I used my “memory book” daughter Sara to help me as we travelled home from the trip to write a few notes on every day that we were in Hawaii. Between the two of us we managed to remember the primary events to all 11 days. I would recommend doing this during your trip or immediately afterward before you forget! Somehow I managed to NOT get my complete supply list in the article so I have added it here and I did add small sticker letters and numbers saying Hawaii 2013 on the brown ribbon in the very first journaling card slot. I loved the creative way the other team members tackled this assignment, you can see all of their work HERE.
Woosh! As always the list of things to catch up on upon coming home seems endless but I am getting there slowly but surely! I will post some photos of our trip later this week!
Happy scrapping and coloring to all!