Saturday, 16 March 2013

#81 Inspired by Paper Punches


Ok, by now you may have picked up on my hints about my big move into NYC. But in case you hadn't, I am in the middle of it all this weekend. Knowing my life would be chaotic for a while I was forced to prepare my pages for WM ahead of time. 

And of all the layouts, this is the one I was itching to share with you guys. Of all my recent layouts, this one feels the most like me. It has so many things I love and use time and time again. Those are the simplest pages to make.

 I didn't end up using punches in an unusual way. I have used this technique before... but by incorporating other items into my grid and using it as journaling spots as well as embellishment, I was able to create a dynamic and happy page with just a few scraps. And I mean scraps. Every single piece here measured just barely more than 1"x1" before I punched it. What a scrap stash buster.
One of the things I am most proud of on this page is the incorporation of random elements. In purging my scrap collection I found some forgotten treasures and decided to use them on a page. For example, I found a spool of wire and couldn't remember the last time I used it on a layout, so I made these litttle rings and stapled them to the page. I also found a little bag of handmade clay embellishments. For those I just used air-drying clay, made little balls, flattened them with my hand and pressed button shapes into them. The tone on tone dimension they add to this layout is the perfect embellishment against the bright pops of color.
So a few punches (circle, heart and notebook border), a few scraps and a few found items in my stash and we have a page I love.

Did you end up using punches? Please share with us in the gallery.


1 comment:

  1. You outdid yourself with this. It's wonderful. I love the bright colours and the wire was the first thing I noticed. Great and very creative. I want to make a layout like this. ;-)


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