Mar 7, 2016

Hello Me

Scrapbook Layout  - Hello Me -

This weekend I took part in the Scrapbook Nerd's Online Crop.  Since the weekends are pretty busy with soccer and catching up in housework, and so on, i only had time to finish one of the challenges... 

This challenge called for a personal self-describing layout, so I gave it a try, and loved it at the end.   I hadn't used my profile picture for any layout, so I wanted to build the layout upon the picture and an inventive way to tell my story.

The cut file was perfect to add phrases in..

I started with "Let's Chat" cut file from the Cut Shoppe ( I love Ashley Hortons' Designs).  Once I had the cut out,  I made sure to clear all the  phrase bubbles, and just leave the edge of the shape.  Using the Dear Lizzy's Daydreamer collection (one of my favorites ever), all the cut was matted.

I wanted the word "hello" from the cut file to be part of my title, so I had to make sure to highlight it.  So a little bit of stitching was enough to create interest and dimension to the cutout.

I used embroidery thread similar in color to the thickers used in the title.

I matted the picture with papers from the same collection, and added just a few pieces of ephemera, sticker labels and tags.  I wanted the attention to be on the phrases, so i kept it simple on the picture.

All the ephemera and stickers are leftovers from other projects.

Finally, I wanted to add a bit of distress to the piece, so I used textured paste and a stencil to add a light chevron pattern to the top and bottom edge of the piece.  After just a few seconds, I scrapped the paste out, so that just a thin layer was left behind.  I also added smears of the paste to the back of the  cutout.  

A few splatters of black and mint color shine completed the piece.

Once in a while, it is good to do an introspective layout.  I call it Chicken Soup for the Soul.  I hope you like it as much as I do.

The completed layout

Materials Used:

Cut file - Let's Chat, The Cut Shoppe
White cardstock, American Crafts
Patterned papers, Daydreamer collection, Dear Lizzy
Layout -mat-,  Watercolor collection, Craft Smith, Michaels
Stickers -on picture -,  Soft Spoken collection, Me And My Big Ideas
Number stickers -on phrases-,  Snap collection, Simple Stories
Chipboard stickers,  Heidi Swapp collection
White Texture Paste, Heidi Swapp collection
Color shine, mint and black, Heidi Swapp Collection

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