October 06, 2012

Vintage Wheels - CSI #39

Sometime ago, I went to scrapbook with a girlfriend and forgot to pack my pictures.  So that entire time, I designed pages without a photo in mind.  And to be honest, some of those are my most loved LOs.

When I started this page, I really didn't have a plan. I didn't have a picture that went along with the color combination at CSI, so I just started to pull things out.  This is what transpired...

As I was pulling everything together, a vintage theme started to form.
This is what happened to me...  It was literally like a light bulb going off...
I knew that I had the perfect picture to go with the theme that had presented itself.

I thought that I could definitely use this in my ABC book of me.  As I looked through my album...
"W", for wheels, was taken,
"T", for truck, was taken,
"R", for Ratt-Rod, was taken.
"Vintage Wheels" it was.  Seriously, what other "V" can you think of?

And then, because I'm doing this to meet the challenge requirements of CSI (along with a sketch from Once Upon A Sketch), I had to find a spot for journaling.  The sketch really didn't provide a good place to add the journaling, but I had to use one element from the testimony list, so I made my own little booklet and began journaling.
I'm quite pleased with the outcome even though it took me way longer than I anticipated!
Thanks for stopping!

October 01, 2012

Up Up & Away - CMS #13

It's October 1st, the leaves are changing, the kids are back in the swing of things... Fall is right around the corner. Fall is the best. I LOVE IT!

Another thing I love? Color Me Scrappy!

The colors this time are down right fabulous. Maybe it's the inspiration picture that really pull them together? Either way, that pale yellow and deep blue are so striking! I'm not sure if anyone else feels the same way?

Here are the colors...

charred hues

And my take...

I actually used a sketch from Scrap Friends on this one, but I missed the deadline on that one, but here is the sketch anyway...

A closer look at the title.  These are painted chipboard, but funny thing is, you can't tell that they are even painted.  I got out my paint, took a stroke, and did a double take at my brush to make sure I actually dipped into the paint.

I was looking for a different way to make a "stitching" without dragging out my sewing machine.  Well, actually, my sewing machine is always out but maybe I was just too lazy to get out of my seat at that particular moment.  So, I grabbed more paint.  This was created by putting some dots of paint on the BG by using the handle end of the paint brush.  And then, when it is still wet, drag the same end of the brush through the paint.

I've been working on my layering lately.  I think it's getting better.  What do you think?  I've struggled with it, but I've come to the realization that I just have to stop over-thinking it.  You just have to go with it.