Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The fruit of my crop

I have had a very thin month craft-wise, but the crop finally came last Saturday and I had a lovely time cropping with a select bunch of my friends, due to holidays and other commitments, we were rather short on numbers.

I also had to make an early retreat as my lovely DS2 had a go-karting party - it was so fun!!  I've never done it before but I definitely will again!

Anyway!  before I went I managed two layouts.  The first was based on inspiration from a sneaky peak of a new collection by Basic Grey called Clippings.

Top left is a patchwork page made up of triangles and this led to my layout.  I decided that a counterfeit page of these was too labour intensive and too much, but a frame?  Well that worked for me.  So I set about cutting triangles from my Echo Park papers (I only had 4 from this collection) but that was enough for a good variety.  I then inked each triangle on the square edges and mixed them up into a nice pattern.

A little handful of journalling cards from the same sheets, a little corrugated tag and and some masking tape from the Etsy shop Riky and Nina.  Some Studio Calico veneer cameras and little birds (thanks Claire :)) and a couple of BG brads and I was done.  Alpha from Making Memories.  The photo is my middle sister on her first day at school - bless!

Second up came entirely out of my head, but I did use up a scrap of paper that I was using to play with masks and gesso.  Using the Cricut cart Cindy Loo (thank you Debbie:)), I cut out some shapes, and mounted my stickers on more of it, and cut them round with a border.  The photos were taken with Instagram for that nice aged look - the first time I've actually printed them from my ipod.

More masking tape from riki and nina, a scrap of Sassafras border, a fancy pants ticket and stickers from Echo Park, some EP brads and another veneer camera finished off the supply list, and the journalling is round the edge.  Tfl.


fatmonica said...

I love both of these,they're great!

Claire said...

Lovely to have watched them take shape at the crop Ali and lovely to see them here in all their glory. Glad you enjoyed the go karting !