Scrap it Gril's Challenge # 3 is to use either canvas, burlap or material on your layout. Sketches, page maps, kits or digital images are not allowed. I'm a judge this week! So my entry doesn't count, but I liked the idea of using material, so here is mine.
A very simple layout, but here are things that make me happy when scrapping;
1. Coming up with my own design.
2. Using paper that I don't normally use, in this case it is the color Ocean. Although it is a Close to My Heart retired color, it is a pretty blue but I just never reached for it very often.
3. I took a total of 49 pictures this one weekend. I love it when I can get the whole story of pictures onto one two page layout! This layout has three different events on it that happened over the course of the weekend. On the left side, I separated out two different events, by changing the color of the background. Sometimes the only way to get a bunch of pictures on a page is to do without matting the photos. I thought that the Outdoor Demin color was perfect behind the graduation photos on the right side, so I wasn't concerned with matting them. The journal box took some time to get right, but I like the way it is framing the one picture. (click on picture to see it larger).
I'm not a seamstress, I have to admit, I bought some fabric straps that were already stitched and gathered. I added it to the top of the layouts, believe it or not I have a layout with 11 pictures on it and I still had room to add extra embellishing. The buttons in the lower right corner of left page are actually tops of tacks. I cut of the sharp tack part to just use the colorful top!
Nothing fancy here! That is why I like the Scrap-It-Girl's challenges so much! I got pictures scrapped from 2009--WooHoo!