March 18, 2012
This & That
Two Artfull Craft layouts today, both using Echo Park's This & That Charming collection. I had a great time working with these papers featuring crosswords, rulers, numbers and grids. They are the perfect complement to the 'everyday' type photos I take.
Living with the tropical Singapore heat accounts for my fascination with fans, especially vintage ones. This 8.5"x11" layout captures the story of finding and restoring one for my craftroom. You can see some quirky touches in the close-up below : flag-tails fluttering in the 'breeze' and a loopy border strip to suggest electrical cording.
Sometimes an occasion or memory doesn't have an accompanying photo. That doesn't stop me from scrapping the story and using the opportunity to create a background with suitable design elements. I started by scraplifting the diagonal layout of a concert poster by Jonnson & Le'macks. My journalling was hidden in a pocket beneath the crossword paper.
Then serendipity struck. As I repositioned the layout for photography, I chanced upon an alterative composition that's admittedly an unorthodox size - 7"x 9.5". One which places the journalling front and center. Lifting a design and then being able to internalise its concepts is a great learning experience for me.
Linking up to these parties.
Cool! supplies : This & That Charming (Vintage Fans, Numbers, Border Strips, Journaling Cards,Tickets Please) This and That Graceful Dots, For the Record (Element Stickers, Alpha Stickers), Be Mine Black Cardstock
Sudoku supplies : This &That Charming (Tickets Please, Yardsticks, Journalling Cards) For the Record Alpha Stickers, This & That Graceful Cream Cardstock
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