02 May, 2012

Self Portrait

This is me wanting to use my Amy Tangerine Sketchbook paper. Really, that's all. I wanted to make a layout like this, random and bright, and the Amy Tangerine stuff works really well for it. I used the SMASH tape that is all multicoloured and I thought "I'm probably never going to use this but it's cheap so toss it in your basket" and I've used a bunch of it already. The thing about washi is you're almost sitting there "how much can I use on this project to use it up more?" whereas with paper you go "I want to use this, but not all of it, so I'll just put a dab". It's almost feeing. BUT I can see it getting tiresome because washi comes with a LOT on those little rolls. Anyway, the rest of it was me just embellishing randomly. There's some Queen & Co washi on there, letters from the Simple Stories kit from the last layout, and then bits of the Sketchbook paper cut out to use as embellishments. 

Random note: Mike asked me why I'm all of a sudden using just one photo on layouts now and the answer is that I have a lot of random photos that's really just one photo per subject. It's not really a choice, it's just there's nothing else that goes with the photo. The kids especially, one photo usually does the job. And, in all honesty, right now I want to scrapbook and I'm avoiding the big projects like Halloween and our anniversary.

2 comments:

  1. Lovely layout. I find that using one photo allows me to have fun and play with all of my supplies vs. trying to fit it all in. Nice job...love that collection.

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  2. Aeryn... Well THERE you are! Anyway, I feel ya on the washi tape - after a couple of layouts do I really want to see it again? But I figure that if I get something I love, then I can sneak little bits here and there. Love the brightness of the layout and totally get the random photo situation. I always scrap events, etc. But right now I am totally in a "one-photo" mode and am actually enjoying it. I always felt before that with just one photo it left way too much space on a 12x12 for me to have to fill... But I actually think that sometimes one photo is all it takes to tell the story; and, I too am groovin in the "scrappin for scrappin sake" right now so if I LOVE a photo, I'm liable to use it on more than one layout!

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