Welcome to week twenty one of the scrapbook challenge I have set myself this year. Last week was all creatively wonderful when everything just worked, this week not like that at all.
I leafed through photographs that I have in my storage binder and then went to my category drawers (these are both Stacy Julian’s concepts for scrapbooking) but wasn’t inspired by anything I saw. The I pulled out the little index cards with stories jotted on them. Nothing.
I guess that happens sometimes right? No desire to scrap. I pondered other projects for a few minutes then went back to the photos and pulled out this one of Buddy and his tatty old sock and just got on with it. I used a sketch from a class I took a couple of years ago and also a colour palette from the same class.
The colours were mustard, red, brown and green. I’d never put these together so I thought it might get the creative juices going also using a sketch or some other jumping off point is always good if I feel stuck.
Here’s the palette I picked out initially.
Mustard yellow swiss dot Bazzil, Graphic 45 edge strips and the rosette red and cream, Basic Grey cream and brown stripe and brown solid, an old Anna Griffin green and My Minds Eye journal card.
I cut the swiss dot down to 8 x 11.
I cut the strip off the Graphic 45 paper with the mustard and cream pattern and a piece of ledger paper.
Trying to work in all those colours so I put the cream and brown stripe as a matt.
But didn’t like it. But thought about using it as a narrow strip under the yellow pattern.
I also added that solid Basic Grey as a matt instead. Better but the solid was the wrong colour so I got out the Distress Ink.
And deepened the edges of the paper.
Much better. Now the title.
Amazingly I found a great colour match to the mustard theme. I knew the embellishment was going to minimal. In other words none! But added a stamped circle cut from cream cardstock, inked with the same brushed corduroy Distress Ink.
The wording around the edge is something about Mexico but I ignored that. I love this stamp set from Girls Paperie. I bought it in the US in 2010 and use it loads.
And that was it after adding the journalling.
I know I haven’t got and green or red in there but I like the end result and would not have used that cardstock for ages. Sometimes I wonder why I but things…..
Weekly Layout is a series of blog posts that I am doing every week in 2012. I am walking through the process of putting the page together with a bit of background to why I picked the design and embellishments for the page. I hope to develop my style and push myself by taking on this challenge. You can see previous weeks here.