Apr 18, 2016


Scrapbook Layout - Happy-

Part of the process for creating this layout

Well hello back!!

I don't like to throw out cut-outs especially when they form such a beautiful pattern, as the one from the Spin wheels cut file from the Cut Shoppe.

the residual from the cut-out of the spinwheel cut file

I had so many ideas as to what i wanted to do with this cut-outs, but first i temporarily glue them to a patterned paper so I can play around with some ideas.    I was inspired by all the spring colors showing around, so I used Heidi Swapp Color Shine to achieve a watercolor look on the spinwheels

I gesso the cut outs before adding the color shine.

Once the ink was dried, I drew a border inside each piece following the edge of the cut.  I fussy cut all the pieces, and started to form the pinwheels using the tiny attacher to held them together.
For the main layout mat I used the back of a Craft Smith patterned paper.  I gesso the page, and once dried used the same colors to create  a water color effect on the page.  I added splashes of the colorshine where i had planned to add the spin wheels.

a few black ink spots were also added to match the colors on the spin wheels

I am starting to document my niece's 8th birthday, so I printed one of the pictures in black and white, and backed/layered it with papers from the same collection.

I staggered the papers to make it look that they were flying along with the spin wheels

I created soft waves with the spin wheels. making sure that they did not end at the corner of the page.

the spin wheels follow the path created by the color shine splatters

To add some interest to the page, I ripped and folded the bottom edges of the page, and added pieces of the layering patterned papers.  The look just completed the page.

i went for simplicity on the page to highlight the picture and the spinwheels.

Finally I added my title and some journal lines.  I love this page (one of my favorites by far).

I hope you like it too, and re-purpose all the parts of a cut-out.

See you soon...

The completed layout

Materials used:
Cut file, Spin Wheels, the Cut Shoppe
Color Shine in rose, butter, mustard and lime green, Heidi Swapp collection
Patterned paper, Sherbet Dream collection, Craft Smith, Michaels
Title,  Becky Higgins Project life kit ephemera

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