Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Paper Embellishing and October Afternoon

I adore October Afternoon's collections.  They always come with papers that are just perfect to cut apart and use as embellishments.  Plus who doesn't just drool over the colors that OA puts together.

I recently got in the 8x8 pad of Midway and it is just perfect for our day at the amusement park in California on our trip there in October.  Funderland had all sorts of great rides and activities for the kids, including a small roller coaster.  It was Akiha's first time ever on a roller coaster and I got to ride with her.  She wasn't 100% convinced that it was fun.  She said it wasn't really scary, but I don't think she really liked how bumpy and jerky it was.

I was considering how to start this page and I looked over at my Abbey Road templates from Kiwi Lane and saw the rise and fall of roller coaster tracks.  So I grabbed some chalk ink and started inking along the edges of my templates.  I did it several times to create the all over look of several hills.  Then I just started playing with paper.  

Since its an 8x8 collection, I did pull a single sheet from SC's Yearbook in 12x12 to put across the entire page as a grounding point. From there I cut out border elements and ephemera elements from the patterned papers (the tickets, arrows, word strips, etc) and got to layering.  Before putting down my big area of paper, I added the speech bubble washi tape to help ground it.  At that point, I just started grabbing stamps (all SC) that fit the motif and mood of the layout.

The title is a cut from my current SC class Cut It Out.  The original cut is the word "awesome" and the arrow.  The cut was created by Ali Edwards' and I knew I wanted to add the word "ride" to the title.  I, happen to have a font that is Ali's handwriting, so I use that to write "ride", placed it onto the arrow where I wanted it and welded it together with the original cut.  Cut out of POW glitter paper I love the look it gives.

I had so much fun with this layout and am very happy with how it came together!

***Many thanks to Shimelle for always providing such great inspiration for embellishing in ways that don't require die cuts, gems, and the like!!***

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