Monday, 24 October 2011

Diving in with Shimelle!

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:craft 140 

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:

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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:

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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:

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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.

12 comments:

Jo.C said...

These are fantastic and seeing the places you have visited reminds me of some great times we spent there some yeas ago. Omaha Beach really makes you think though doesn't it? I'm off to do this later so will hopefully share then :0)

Sue Althouse said...

Wow, you really made great use of all that paper! Wonderful layouts.

alexa said...

Very courageous of you - and I admire you ability to go "Oh, great!" and reach for the scissors! A lovrly clutch of pages as a result ....

scrappysue said...

Oh WOW Linda, these are really stonking! Its amazing how many LO's you got done from those sheets of paper. I was almost hyperventilating when I was watching Shimelle cut up her papers; go you! Love the double page spreads; its something I always wanted to do, but having a gap between the pages in a 3 ring binder always bothers me for some reason. x

Mini said...

Some lovely oages there, Linda.
Sue x

humel said...

Wasn't it a scary thing to do?! And yet, wasn't it liberating and fun, once you got into it? And didn't it ever speed up the scrapping process?! I got so many layouts done this way, too! Loving yours, great use of the papers xx

Alison said...

Love how you used your papers Linda! I've still to print off my pics..so am hoping they 'go' with the pages I've put together....
Alison xx

Chicken Licken said...

Wow very brave! Well done you!

Melissa said...

Great job - I really like the papers you pulled together. Way to go getting so many great layouts together in such a short time!

KraftyKaren said...

That is a fab idea and some great layouts to show for it. Someone else was telling me about doing this and I will give it a try at some point as I have so much stash that needs using that I get paralysed and don't know where to start LOL!!

Karen x

scrappyjacky said...

A really lovely assortment of pages...I've found it really scary to choose papers before photos.

Shari said...

Love your layouts Linda - wow, you have done a lot with those papers. I wish I had taken that class now :)