Monday, January 25, 2016

Cutting apart cut aparts

We are back from the cold northern part of Florida
and its good to be home.
Thanks for your prayers for Shane - he is doing very well.
I'm so proud of him.

This photo was orginally being scrapped as a 6x12 and
what a disaster that turned out to be.
Somehow the gesso and watercolors I used on that
base paper looked well-stupid, and
there was no fixing that
which bums me out because I really love the paper -both sides
and that is why it was to be 6x12.
Anyway - I "scrapped" it (literally) and
began again after I returned home.
I found some Shimelle papers that I started for a page 
that somehow was tossed aside.
I seem to do a lot of "scrapping" yunk yunk.
The Shimelle papers really seemed to rock with the Studio Calico mats 
that I had glued to the photo - I then
added a few more touches and wa-la, mojo has somewhat returned.
I really liked the you and me from the cut apart sheet
but alas, it was too big to use on the page
So I fussy cut the & and whacked down the you & me
and wa-la, a lovely title that fits perfectly.
 That red hatch marked papers behind the photo looks
in real life more orange then red, until you
use orange.
And I wanted that title - so I just added more orange
stuff to pull it together and make the orange title less lonely
- and  then noticed the inking behind on the base page
is the same sort orange-red as the mat paper
so it really all works together.
And whacking it down - perfect fit.
 However, AT this point if it didn't work together
I was rolling with it anyway - because
seriously, is this gonna matter 100 years from now
if it lasts that long.
My new intention is to not sweat that kind of stuff.


  1. Great job and smart thinking! Turned out great!

  2. super cute... fun colour combo and great accents BL

  3. looks great to me. Love those Shimelle papers!!!

  4. This is a great layout with lots of great details! BL

  5. Welcome home from the "cold" part of FL, lol!

  6. I love this!!!!! I really need to get in my room and make some LO's!!!! BL


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