Saturday, 11 September 2010

'All by myself' (humming to myself)

I had a fabulous day yesterday. I had a day ALL BY MYSELF (I can't get that song out of my head). Captain Pink was working, the kids were all in school. Dinner (bbq ribs) was already in the crockpot. It was just me and my scrapping supplies all day long. It's been a long time since I've had a day just by myself.
Housework can wait, right?

I got two layouts done.

And cleaned up my scraproom a little. I'm getting a new window for my room and while I think the guys installing it can do most of the installing from outside I'm assuming they will have to do some work from inside. It's been awhile since I could walk from the door to the window without climbing a few mountains of supplies so I did some sorting, and purging, and finding new hidey holes to stuff stuff that wasn't in the path from the door to the window. A couple more cleaning sessions and maybe I'll actually be able to scrap in my scraproom.

But no-one was home to complain about me taking over the dining room table so I packed my stuff upstairs and got to work.
I tried and tried to get a good photo of this layout.  I really love how it turned out.  I used my Glimmer Screens and 3 colours of Glimmer Mist to create the background.  The patterned papers are Bella Blvd. and K & Co.  The tree is a Jolee's sticker.  The title and random rub-ons are Crate Paper. I also used some cork paper and burlap for the great texture.
And then I made this layout in a completely different style.  I left it lying on the table most of the day trying to figure out how to 'mess it up', but finally decided to leave it as is.  I don't HAVE TO use ink or spray or distress the edges.  I CAN create a layout with clean paper and clean lines.

The papers are scraps left over from my last couple of layouts.  They were mostly long, thin strips so I put them along the side.  I wanted to use my border punch as they've been gathering dust for the last few scrapping sessions so I didn't tear the papers. The one torn piece is the short rectangle across the bottom and even that's not very messy.

I used one of my Fancy Pants diecuts for the journaling and found some 'lifejacket orange' flowers to drop randomly on the page.

Does it look too neat?

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