Tuesday, February 22, 2011

U R on my Mind Layout

Good evening fellow scrap-peeps! Today’s page is titled ‘U R on my Mind’ & is a remake of one of my first pages. This layout serves two purposes—to show how much my scrapbooking style has changed & as a submission for the Bo Bunny sketch challenge.

This is my husband & my little Toby taking a nap together. I just happened to be around at the perfect time to capture a perfect moment. They really are sleeping here too…no acting!

First some details on the challenge. Here’s the sketch we were given. This sketch provided much room for creativity.

I used BoBunny’s Cambridge collection for this page. The papers in the Cambridge collection were just right for a masculine themed page. I concentrated on two main concepts here—the harlequin design & random dots. My stitching, punch work & choice of paper all have either random dots or harlequin designs on them.

The metal flowers you see scattered about my page are actually bead caps. I had a few of these laying around & realized that they make perfect flowers.

The random dots were done with the EK Success Swiss punch. I just punched randomly not caring if I overlapped the dots. Then with a red permanent marker I traced around the circles in order to highlight them. I did this technique on the corner of my main photo & on the top & bottom borders of my page. I’ve seen Irene Tan (Scrapperlicious) do a similar technique—however I did not do such heavy random dot distressing as I’ve seen her do.

With a paper cutter I cut an area in my page in order to insert a tag that contains my journaling. The tag was first inked with distress inks & the journaling was printed on a transparency & then adhered to the tag. Finally I embossed the entire tag with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. Two acid free safety pins & a charm add the final touch to my journaling tag!

Journaling reads as follows: I took this picture while the two of you slept together. You looked so peaceful...at that moment I realized how grateful I am to have you. It's needless to say that no matter where I am or what I'm doing, my thoughts rarely stray from my two sweethearts.

I used Martha Stewart’s Garden Trellis punch to make the frame going around the top of my main picture. The edges of my picture are distressed & inked in Fired Brick distress ink.

I ended up using the woven stitch technique again on this page. For a tutorial on this woven stitch, please go here.

Finally, here’s a close up of my man flower. I call it a man flower because I wanted it to be a rugged, grungy sort of flower. Pink frilly flowers will not do for a page where my husband is involved! I’m afraid he’d file a complaint. I used a combination of Tim Holtz’s Tattered Florals die, Retro flower punch & a 2-tone brown mulberry flower for my man rose.

I hope to make a tutorial on this flower soon. So keep an eye out for it!

I’ve come a long way with my scrapbooking style. Mostly I’ve simply stopped being afraid to try new things. I’m starting to realize that the more adventurous I become…the more creative I can get!

That wraps up today’s post. Thanks for stopping by & I appreciate all your wonderful comments!



  1. First of all... I love your greeting... scrap-peeps??? That had me laughing! I love the grunginess of this layout. Every detail is perfect... from the metal embellies to the stitching and your journaling tag. And your man flower is wicked awesome!!! I am definitely going to try that!! What a difference between the original layout and this one! You have definitely allowed yourself to let loose and CREATE! Fab work girl!

  2. Gorgeous layout, love how you have tucked the tag in, such a neat idea and love your flower! :)

  3. Kay, What a TREAT your blog is!!!! When I saw on SB.com that you have a blog, I jumped right over and discovered all the treasures you've posted here! I'll be back soon, as I have so much to learn about blogging.....I'm very new to the world of blogging and expect that I will learn a lot from you! Thanks for friending me! ...Patty

  4. Wow!! What a difference between the two pages...don't get me wrong, I like them both but the new one has so much creative detail!! You rock!

  5. AMAZING detail...love the swiss punching, lacing, hidden tag, etc! So much to see~ Great page!

  6. This re-make looks FANTASTIC! Love all of the layering and the details!


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