...a blog post related to scrapbooking! As I mentioned in an earlier post, I signed up for Miss Smith's "Just One Sketch" class which began a couple of weeks ago. I absolutely love her style and thought this might be a good way to jumpstart my scrapping which seems to have fallen to the wayside since I picked up my knitting needles earlier this fall. I tend to have a hard time keeping up with the prompts and "assignments" (I swear I was not like this in real school!) and I have finally just managed to complete my first layout.
The sketch which I chose to use throughout the class is from Creative Scrappers. I love all the white space which leaves lots of room for journaling or paint splattering. I liked that it includes a circle element which I can choose to include, or not, as I see fit. And I'm always a big fan of those tiny embellishment clusters you find at the tops of pages.
My layout has actually been 99% finished for the past week. That's about how long it took me to get brave enough to splatter some paint! Paint splattering is so random by nature that it seems to stop me in my tracks every time. You never know how it will look until it's done and by then, if you don't like it, it's too late to make it different. For this reason there always seems to be a long lead-up time to when the paint leaves the brush and hits paper. But this morning I finally got it done. It's very subtle, but I like it and think it adds a bit more interest to the page.
The other element of this layout that I am very excited about is my faux washi tape. I love the look of washi tape but it's a bit pricey. I found an online tutorial on how to create the look of washi tape using paper first aid tape. I borrowed some chalks from Jen and used a Q-tip to apply a bit of colour to the tape. Then I stamped the zigzags with grey ink. Instant washi tape to co-ordinate with my page! It's slightly more transparent than the authentic stuff and only time will tell how well it stays adhered to the page, but for now I think it's a pretty cool way to have the washi tape effect without spending much money.
And just in case anyone is wondering what knitting I've been doing - more hats for charity - all of them knit from leftovers and scraps of yarn. It's fun to come up with various colour combinations to create something truly unique.
Until next time...