Title: Live Simply
After scrapping my previous, emotionally difficult layout "U-Shine," I was ready for just pure decorative scrapping. However, I seem to have difficulty not including any text. The title of this page was slotted to go where the text is, but when I scrap for my children, I can't resist writing them a little (or long :) note.
About this page:
- I really like how I was able to make the circular, typewriter key word "live", into a dot for the letter "i". It saved me a lot of space, so not only is it decorative, but very functional. Also the circular dot looks like a pebble that my son is throwing into the pond (throwing pebbles is the theme of this page, so the placement of the word "live" becomes symbolic too).
- I recycled a lot of embellishments you see here. The jean fabric trim, is really the hem of my worn out jeans (aged and distressed by natural wear-and-tear on the asphalt :) The wood chip flower is from a floral bouquet (not a Prima flower); The reeds are taken from the pond at the time when the photo was taken.
- The leaf vines are dry embossed using Provo Craft embossing folders designed to be used with the Cuttlebug. However, with experimentation I was able to use this folder in my QK Revolution die cutter,(the trick is to experiment with different thickness chipboard in lieu of the too-thick embossing mat).
- I used Core'dinations cardstock (brown and yellow), and lots of surface sanding to reveal the core color.
Patterned paper: Basic Grey (green), 7gypsies (text).
Chipboard alphabet, epoxy sticker, and brad: K & Company.
Trim: EK Success (metallic), JoAnn Craft Essentials (gingham and yellow).
Paper Leaves: Autumn Harvest by The Paper Comapny.
Flowers: Darice (silk), florist supply (wooden)
Embossing folder: Provo Craft
Die cuts: Ellison (vines), Martha Stewart (medallion)
Staples: Making Memories
Thread: DMC , Coats & Clark
Pen: American Crafts (Slick writer)
Clear label: Avery
Font: Arno Pro
Other: jeans fabric and reeds.
Thank you for looking!