Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Staycation 2010

I don't know if I'm thrilled or bummed to have distilled my 300+ pictures down to a two page LO. Granted, it has 31 photos on it so each day is well represented... still.

(Click on it to see the page in all it's glory. LOL)

Close up:

I'm a little bummed that all the stitching doesn't show up in the pics. It's hard with such a long LO. But, it's there, all around the edge for a border and scattered about.

My inspiration (and heavy borrowing of ideas - like sewing down the title) came from the current lesson of Festival of Ideas over at Big Picture Scrapbooking. It's a free class and I'm getting a lot out of it. That said, it's very mainstream.

One funny thing about this LO is I realized I've gone mixed-media (and can't come all the way back) when I ran out of 0's for 2010 and instead of looking through my stash for something I grabbed a pasta box, painted it white, covered it with glue and topped the wet glue with red paint. Then I heat set the whole thing which made a very cool effect. I punched out two hears and VOILA! Years ago I probably would have waited to go to the store for matching Thickers.

The paper I used was from my Sept. '08 Scraproom scrapbook kit. I managed to buy these papers, win them in a RAK and then have it sent to me as part of a Guest DT spot. So, I still have a lot of Fancy Pants Daily Grind.

This is my entry in the Created By Hand  Take a Hike+ Stitching Challenge.


Tiff said...

I love that you incorporated so many pictures cohesively! Your stitching is FAB and I love that you upcycled that box for your hearts!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

This is a fabulous LO.. I love it!!

Laura O'Donnell said...

great page!

Carmen said...

Love it. Love thae listing for the journalling too. I really know what you mean about the mixed media-ness. Last craft show I went to I didn't buy a lot of stuff because 'I could make it cheaper myself' roll back even a year ago and I would have been bemoaning the fact that I didn't have enough money to buy everything I wanted. Now I just begrudge paying it :P

Jenna Bayley-Burke said...

You bought a boat!

Fabulous page :D

Robyn said...

stream yes, main-I think not. thanks for sharing with Created byhand

Yogi said...

very nnice. Love your Transparent paper tutorial.

Bec said...

This is such a cool layout! I always have problems with wanting to use too many pictures so this is a really cool idea for fitting in a lot :)