Monday, January 28, 2013

Enjoy The Ride

Sometimes I spend hours on a page, sometimes days. There are times when an unfinished layout sits and stews for a week while I decide what to do next! The page below was one of my quicker creations. I had just completed three pages with Scraptastic's Days of Our Lives kit, and most of the papers had already been dissected. After that first cut is made, subsequent ones are a breeze, so I went ahead and cut six strips from what remained of my kit papers, arranged them haphazardly, added a title, journaling, and a couple of embellishments and called it done.



This was such a quick and adaptable design, that I thought it would make a great challenge for the Scraptastic blog. The challenge is to adapt a 6-strip strategy for your next scrapbook page. The 6 strips can be arranged either vertical or horizontal, depending on the size and orientation of your photo, but they must be cut from 6 different papers. Find a photo and pick some papers that bring out the colors in your picture. Cut strips of various lengths and widths, then play with them to find a pleasing arrangement. Once you have those six strips, the rest is up to you. Either go minimalist like the page above, or go all out embellishing. Whatever you do, enjoy the process!

If you'd like to play along you have until February 6th at midnight to submit your entry for the challenge HERE. This month's prize winner, drawn randomly from all January challenge entries, will receive $20.00 to spend in the Scraptastic Club Store.

11 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love all the paper strips! great job

scrappymo! said...

Great layout...love the Disney banner at the top left.
That is great that you were able to make it up so quickly...I think when you have a good, clear idea in your mind about how you want it to turn out...it really helps!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Such a great design with all of the paper strips (and a great way to use up scraps). I always enjoy seeing your Disney pages. :)

Tanya Ham said...

So cute! Love all the papers! :)

Danielle said...

I always love to see Disney photos and layouts. Great use of the strips and the colors totally match Disney :-)

Jennifer Grace said...

This is really fun and the colours are very 'disney'! I like how the word 'RIDE' stands out even though it's layered on several patterns! x

Barbara said...

What a fun page. I love all the paper strips.

LauraB whosthischick said...

Fun layout. Love how you used the white space for journaling. Terrific use of strips and love the mouse banner pieces,

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Mary Jo Rhoda said...

So cute!
Love the paper strip design!!!