Monday, January 14, 2013

A Scraptastic Gallery Lift

January's theme for the Scraptastic Design Team was for each of us to find one project from the gallery to scraplift. Perusing the Scraptastic gallery is so very inspiring and it was extremely difficult to choose just a single page! However, I proceeded to sketch out several and ultimately chose this layout by ChristinG.


Christin's "First Day in Kindergarten" page captured me with her off-center photo, and all the little bits and pieces tucked in around it. I also loved the cluster hugging the opposite edge of the page, and, as you will see, copied placement of that narrow striped strip almost exactly.


The banner bits were cut from the patterned papers and sewn together before placing on my page, a little trick I learned from working with last month's Sew Easy banners from October Afternoon! 
Everything was toned down with distress ink, papers, tags, and chipboard included, with a single lollipop flower added, an old watch face as its center. The background sheet and watch face came from my stash, but everything else came from Scraptastic's January Days of Our Lives kit and add-on. 

Thank you Christin for some great inspiration! Check out ChristinG's gallery for more examples of her layered up style.


14 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh i love your layout!! the banner is awesome!! great job

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Both great pages!
You picked a great one to lift.
And I love the banner on your page :)
Looks like a great kit this month at Scraptasic. I have been eying them for awhile.

Anandi Raman Creath said...

Love the banner and the inked edges!

Jingle said...

Absolutely awesome!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Love your lift and your page. Great banner work too!

~Melissa~ said...

Oh, that first one I'm in love with. Love the layering bits on the right side - terrific job!

Barbara said...

Wow! Both pages are great. So many great layers and details.

Tammy said...

Fabulous layout - great lift! I love that banner tip.

Erica said...

Great job!

Elisa K said...

love the pages and all the little bits... thanks for sharing.

Danielle said...

Wonderful take on Christin's layout!! Very cute details.

Patricia said...

I love your take on the chosen layout! I really like how you made your banner and cut The good life out and used it as well!

Fleursbydesign said...

Love both pages, great scraplift :)

scrappymo! said...

Great masculine payout! Love, love, love the banner!