Tension and Textures

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Today is a catch up for Get It Scrapped.  The first page focuses on creating tension and the illusion of a ticking clock.  For my page, I created a layout about my daughter, her growing up and wondering what work role she will have in the future.  I created tension by creating a shape with the blocks that build upwards across the page but has an unstable base; by leaving part of the title over the edge of the blocks and the question mark floating in space on the page.  For more ideas about creating the sense of a ticking clock check out the blog post here.

teacher lo

A Teacher Maybe ? by Kristy T | Supplies: Patterned Paper: Simple Stories, Echo Park; Alphas: American Crafts, Echo Park; Stickers: Simple Stories: Clip: Heid Swapp; Journalling Card: Kaisercraft; Chipboard: Unknown.

For my second page I created a layout that tells of the time when I suddenly run out the door in pursuit of the ice-cream van.  I have layered lots of drips of paint down the page to evoke the senses and give the viewer a visual picture of dripping ice-cream as that is a big part of the experience of ice cream cones.  I have used fluid acrylic instead of watercolours as the paint is a thicker texture, but it will still drip down the page.  I used a thicker paint (Dina Wakely) to create the splatters using a Tim Holtz stencil onto acetate and also just allowed the paint to dry on the my craft before glueing onto my page.  I can then place the splatters wherever I want to on the page.

For more ideas about making scrapbook pages that appeal to the senses check out the blog post here.

worth the

Worth the Chase by Kristy T| Supplies: Alphas: Websters Pages, American Crafts, Chipboard: October Afternoon; Cardstock: Artee, Bazzill; Paints: Distress Paints, Dina Wakely, Jo Sonya; Washi Tape: Echo Park; Stencil: Tim Holz layering stencil.

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Mixing Patterned Papers

Hi everyone,

I love bright and colourful papers, especially when creating scrapbook layouts about my boys.  This page was created for the Get It Scrapped blog article about mixing patterned papers.

This page celebrates my my son at 5 years of age and the things that little boys often do.

I have used 3 different star papers on my page, plus two additional patterns. The tone on tone papers work well as the background layers.  The multicoloured paper with the larger stars provides additional colour inspiration for the layout and adds a base for embellishments but was only used in a small amount so it is not overwhelming.  The bright yellow and small star patterned paper provides the matting for the photo and was also used in a small amount due to the saturation of the colour yellow.

As usual, if you want to see more ideas for mixing patterned papers then head on over to Get It Scrapped.
The Best

Little Boys are the Best by Kristy T| Supplies: Patterned Papers : Echo Park; Stickers: Echo Park; Chipboard : WOW; Wood: Prima; Chipboard Stickers: October Afternoon; Alphas: Echo Park


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