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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Hmm...


Well this one was tricky!  This layout started out like this...


using stash from my March counterfeit kit but I detested it!  It was so anaemic, boring and I just couldn't make it work.  I know why...  I hate the background cardstock.  Even knocked back with a wash of gesso the pattern still made me eyes hurt! What ever I put on top of it seemed to become invisible because all I could see was zigzags.  So I rescued the alphas, the photo and the clip and tore the rest of the paper off.  Then I took a day off and started again...


Quite a lot of the zigzag card was salvageable.  It was distressed and ripped.  I began to like it a little bit.  A gave it another wash of gesso and cut it to the same size as the photo and an idea was born.


The paperclip embellishment was made from a button with the shank cut off.  Lots of seam binding.
I went in to my stash for a sheet of glittered cardstock that set things off perfectly.


I know that this is a rubbish photo but I wanted to show just how sparkly it ended up.  And because I used foam squares to attach things there was a gorgeous shadow too.

In the end I followed this sketch from Stuck but flipped it upside down


and will link up to their challenge.

Thanks for stopping by


12 comments:

  1. I just love that gorgeous peach colour :-)
    Hugs,
    Annie x

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  2. You did a great job on the layout, really cool to see your process with this one, sometimes just a little bit is enough and that is what worked here. Great take on that sketch, I liked that one myself when it came out and will be using it too

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    1. Thank you. I think this is a sketch I will use over and over - love it when I find one so inspiring :)

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  3. Such a pretty page, I love how you showed your process of re inventing a page that you didn't like. Super inspiring. Thanks so much for joining us a Stuck?!

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  4. Great take on the sketch! Thanks for sharing your process.... it turned out fabulous! Thanks for playing along with Stuck?!
    Love the seam binding idea!

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  5. Ahh so cute! Thanks for joining us at Stuck Sketches!

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  6. I see your problem ... chevrons play tricks with my eyes too. I LOVE the final page though - just enough white space for a rest and to allow me to focus on the cute photo.

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  7. Great job recreating your layout. It looks great! Thanks for joining us at Stuck?!

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  8. I like your simplicity look...thanks for playing along at STUCK

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  9. Love the layout you re-created!!!

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  10. Love the simplicity and color! Good job recreating it! Thank you for joining us at Stuck?!

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  11. stunning page, I might do one like that as it's my style. Bless you from Angela

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