Wednesday, January 13, 2010

2 down ...

So my buddy Diane has challenged herself to post a layout, card or altered item every day this year as her 365 project ... Kudos to her! me ... well I'm just hoping to get a few things done .... and complete all of last years ufo's. And believe me i have a lot of ufo's hanging about ... i used to complete everything as i started it ... but last year ... i just didn't get things finished ... ever have a year like that?

You would think that I would be jumping to finish stuff ... but no ... i have been starting new things instead ... so here are two new layouts ... both of these were a pain in the butt .... they almost didn't get finished ...

It's my mommy and daddy at Christmas! I used Webster's Pages patterned paper, velum patterened paper and card stock .... i cut the center of the "frame" page out ... then i cut out the inside bits from the velum paper ... then .... huge mistake ... tried adhering the vellum to cardstock using matte medium ... okay .... Dont try this .... ever .... I finished the layout ... the vellum kind of wrinkled up ... so i though this is okay, this is kinda cool ... looked at it the next day and the wrinkles had come out of the velum, but the cardstock had now shriveled up and warped the entire page ... so i tried regluing the frame bit down ... then putting books on top, after a week i gave up and ran to the shop for a new vellum piece of paper ... came home and redid the whole layout without using liquid adhesive ... and its all good now

With all of the lack of snow this year I am scrapping a picture of my daughter that is 2 years old now ... anyways ... for some reason, I decided I wanted to try and make tracks in my page just like tracks in the snow. I used the same method that you would use if you were making a chennile rug at home ... you know ... multiple layers of fabric or in this case paper, and stitching parallel lines and then ripping the fabric between the two lines ... it worked .... but it took a while to rip all of the layers of paper and the photo as well without tearing into the white cardstock that was the final layer ... I couldnt find my seam ripper so i had to do a lot of the tearing with scissors and using my fingers to plow through the cuts ... so ... this little layout took me 3 days ...

13 days, 2 layouts .... so maybe i will shoot for one a week! at this rate, thats going to be about the best i can do.

5 comments:

Hayley G said...

Just gorgeous - really beautiful Jo. So hey... why don't you join my "Project Create" program LOL. You're already ahead of me. I've got 1 layout half done..but I'm aiming to complete it tonight. I'd like to post something daily, but it's likely just never going to happen. I don't function as well with the "musts" in life. I'm better with the "I'd like too's" Hmmm.. wonder if I should work on that? Any chance you'll be at the POTP saturday? Carrie and I will be. Love ya .. oh yeah, one more thing about your layouts...
I'm not worthy... I'm not worthy...

ScrappeeDiane said...

Awesome layouts Jo, just love them both. The details are amazing. I'm glad you are getting creative this year and I'm looking forward to seeing all your ufo's.

laterg8r said...

i freakin looooove the snow tracks, i may "lift" that idea!!!!

you rock the party girl!!!! so sorry that the first page was such a pain, it's beautiful :D

Sue C said...

Beautiful work Jo! Your patience and ideas always inspire me.

Kathy said...

Absolutely stunning as always! Love the wings, the photo, the tearing, everything! You're so talented! Gorgeous!