Hello from Brooklyn!
Michelle here with a quick page made during the MADNESS that was International Scrapbook Day.
I joined as many challenges as I could – it was difficult as there are only so many hours during the day.
I made this page in a hour for a graffiti inspired challenge and then decided to save it my favorite folks- Scrap FX fans!
The challenge was to use mist products, stencils and other art materials to make a graffiti inspired page. I LOVE graffiti! Whether it's full size murals or the property defacing scrawls most people hate, I look to graffiti for color combos, urban design trends and typography inspiration. Here I used a water tower stencil (from the book Stencil 101 by Ed Roth), my FAVORITE Scrap FX items at the moment Mixed Tags- white 2012042 W, Weekday wordlet 2012012 and New York Theme Pack 2011320 as well as cream and silver Mister Huey colors.
Some detail shots:
The designs in New York mixed pack are on the smaller side so you can TOTALLY use them for Project Life binder inserts OR to sprinkle all over the page. Here you can see a technique I use a lot- layering washi tape, breads and twine. It helps with washi pull up. Chinese made washi uses different glue than the original Japanese version so it tends to unstick after a couple of hours- this is how I MAKE it stay.
Hidden journaling. I first decided to hand write the journaling for this page on the lower middle portion of the page- BAD IDEA. I HATE my hand writing! So I whipped out (rather- LUGGED) my 70's era typewriter. As you can tell from the wrong color ink used on the title and the spelling and spacing errors- I don't really know how to use it too well. Instead of freaking out I just flow with it. I like to think this has a "hand made" look to it. OMG- spelling errors! EMBARRASSING!
Layering. I sometimes save little bits and bobs from other projects- a practice I had to cut back due to the HUGE amounts of stuff that was starting to look mysteriously like a garbage. The banner sticker is from Jillibean Soup. Here you can also see the hand written journaling I erased off the page- can I get away with calling it texture?
I really didn't want to break up the weekday wordlet chippy but I love how it's still attached to the board it's cut out from- this is so unique from other chipboard designs I simply HAD to highlight it! You can also see how I "hid" the journaling for this page- the twine and brad keep the tag from falling out the bottom. I took one of my favorite details from fellow dt member Erin' pages- she pops tiny hearts out on her wonderfully detailed pages- just one of the many things I'm learning as I work with this team. The flair pin is from "A Flair For Buttons" on Etsy.
What did you create this weekend? Link your scrappy blog link the comments section and I will personally swing by and leave love!
Thanks for stopping by!