Monday, October 15, 2012

Messy Play - some layouts

It was our North Cheam crop on Saturday and it was soooo good to get back and see everyone, catch up and do some proper scrapping.  I was far too busy talking and admiring everyone's new stash to achieve an awful lot but I did enjoy what I made.

I printed out my instagram photos from our recent trip to Berlin - no time to sort through the camera ones!  They are going into a minibook at some hopeful point in the future, but I wanted a couple of layouts for my yearbook.

The first one shows some of my favourite bits of the longest remaining strip of the Wall, upon which East German artists were commissioned to paint after the reunification in 1990.  It has recently been restored (although there is still loads of graffiti on it).  I loved the 1.3km walk along it, seeing different interpretations of what had happened, and trying to imagine what life was like when it was up for real.

I particularly liked the Trabant crashing through the wall!  For this double layout I used Concrete Bazzill and different strips of Lily Bee Persnickety papers, including the handcut clouds.  The red alphabet, the flair badge (which says Fly Free - the photo caught the light!) and the chipboard are all from Basic Grey's Paper Cottage range.

For the next one I wanted to play and got out my mist - brand new and still didn't work.  Thank goodness for Ranger mini misters which I used to decant some of the other (shall remain nameless but I'm not happy) into.

A couple of masks, plus a new technique to me, using alphabet stickers as masks for my title.  These were Making Memories epoxy letters and just wiped clean and ready to re-use - my kind of thrifty.

I then stamped on the layout using stamps from Kars, Purple Onion and Studio Calico, before matting my photos in the German flag colours.  I also stamped the extra journaling onto the layout.  Thank you to Lorna from My Little Blogette and a crop friend for letting me beg the little people from her.  A few gems and some 'confetti' made with a cropadile and I was nearly done.  The flags are from BG Paper Cottage (yes I splurged on the whole set!) and the delicious little camera stickers are from Claire 'Another Year Another Blog' Fader who discovered this source of fabulousness and was kind enough to share it here and share her stickers with me for the perfect finish.  Thanks ladies.


Jo said...

Gorgeous layouts, I love how you've mixed the masks and the alphas for the misting xx

Katherine (sutty) said...

Super pages - gorgeous artwork :)

Marjie Kemper said...

Love what you've done with the mask and letters... great LOs!