Monday, 15 March 2010

Mud, Glorious Mud!

Another one ticked off the 'to scrap' list :-) One of the examples in the second Something From Almost Nothing used lots of punched paper circles and I really liked the idea. I had a go to dress up this double layout (my first ever DLO at 12 by 12!)


I added lines of stitching to help secure the circles, and then a bit more stitching to define the 'journaling' box and underline the title. I created my own rub-ons for all the text using special paper from Crafty Computer Paper. To be honest I'm not as happy with the overall look as I have been with my other recent layouts, but I'm pleased to finally scrap these photos from 2 years ago (ahem!). I shall just quote Kate, pop the layout into an album and try the circles technique again another time :-)

12 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

That is a great line from Kate! I think I'll go back to the circle technique again some time myself. I especially liked the look of half circles on a photo mat, but couldn't figure out how to make it work for me this time.
I think your layout is very strong - a bit more spare than the other layouts you've posted recently, but I think that works with the layouts.
Rinda

Sian said...

I think the circle technique is a fab one and I can see us all coming back to it again and again. I really like this layout Mel. The circles look great, and the stitching on them really adds a bit of polish. It just kicks it up a notch!

scrappyjacky said...

I think the LO is great....am loving all these circles we're using.

JO SOWERBY said...

i think it looks cool, and very earthy
Jo xxx

Liberty :) said...

LOL! I have just clicked on my own tag and didn't realise just how much you have indeed quoted me. It definitely works though! I adore the circles and you know, I think if you added anything else it would spoil it. I love it!

Karen said...

I saw this on the forum this morning, but knew I would leave you some praise here! Love the circles, and they work so well on this layout. You're certainly getting good use from your new sewing machine as well!

Heather said...

I love the circles for using up paper. But if that was a hippo I would have been very happy cos I love hippos!!!

debs14 said...

I agree with Sian, the stitching on the circles really finishes it all off.

sharyncarlson said...

I am really loving the circles and stitching!!

Deb said...

LOVE the stitched circles!!! Putting this on the list of things I must try on a future scrapbook page! xo

Amy said...

I have not tried the circles yet, yours look fantastic and the stitching looks great as well.
I've never heard of making your own rub-ons .... perhaps that could be a tutorial topic?

Ruth said...

I shall have to borrow the stitching over the circle border idea, I think. It looks really effective.