Over at www.shimelle.com there is a pretty paper party going on! And I wanted to dive right in. Shimelle let us view a video she had created for True Scrap, in which she scared us all to death by gathering a supply of patterned papers and immediately cutting them all up in a random fashion! Well, I was definitely going to give this a go – here’s my selection of papers:
These are from completely different manufacturers, and are all different ages! They were in my ‘colour-coded’ cropper hopper along with others that got left behind while finishing off kits and such.
Then, on Friday, I cut them up!
On Sunday I started scrapping – ending up with 10 single pages and 2 double pages! This is all I have left:
I did cheat a little tiny bit, because I knew I wanted to scrap photos from my holiday in France this year – hence the predominant greens, dark reds and browns. Here are the DLOs:
I rarely do DLOs these days so that was fun! I didn’t start the ‘Rouen’ one with the intention of making it a DLO and did the left hand side first. This ‘Vascoueil’ one is based on a sketch from Shimelle’s class
Here’s some of my favourites of the rest:
There’s a bit of journaling missing. The ‘En Route’ page I want to write about the bike, the mileage and using the satnav. On the ‘Omaha Beach’ page, I want to do a bit of research and write some historical facts. Incidentally, this page was the final one, that yellow paper is the other side of the red, yellow, blue diamond paper in the first page (it’s from Basic Grey). I had to be very economical here, so the stripes don’t run under the photos just in between!
I really love this way of scrapping and will be doing it again. I have done something similar in the past, for example, for my Week In the Life album, I used 1 collection of papers, but didn’t cut them up before I started, but by about half way through I was scrapping from strips and squares that were left from cutting up paper for the first few photos.