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Saturday, May 26, 2012

You Layout

Eniko over at Let's Scrap issued a challenge to scrap in a style unlike your usual. I think I'm a mixture of a couple of different styles, but one thing I definitely am not is a "grungy" scrapper, so I decided to give it a try. I'm not too sure how successful I was, but here's the list of what I tried to incorporate.

• Embellishments are often metal (rusty, worn or otherwise aged) - I added staples and brads that I sanded to make look old.
• Deep, dark-colored, (often autumn palette) distressed papers.
• Photos are often black & white and usually slanted & layered with other elements
• Lots of dark inking & severe distressing - well, it's severe compared to my usual!
• Masculine feel, with a creative slant - yes!


Thanks, Eniko, for a fun challenge that made me try something new. Other challenges I'm entering include:
Scrap It With a Song: be inspired by Whitney's Houston's I Will Always Love You
Paper Secrets: use the word "you" in your title or journaling. I did both!

Recipe:
A Typeface, Extreme Caps Alphabet & Typeset stamp sets
Lucky Level 2 papers & chipboard assortment
Craft, Outdoor Denim, Bamboo & Colonial White cardstock
Outdoor Denim, Chocolate, Desert Sand & Bamboo ink
Outdoor Denim marker
Colonial White ric-rac
Cork Color-Ready Alphabet stickers
Milepost Shapes
Natural hemp
Staples
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: journaling box
Pattern: Let's Scrap Sketch 5/12/10

9 comments:

Haley D. said...

Very cool layout! Thanks for continuing to share your talent with us at H2H- usual or "unusual" style!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is great! I generally feel that when j go outside my comfort zone I really like the results (maybe because I have to work harder at it). I think you have a winner here!

Tamytha said...

I'd never know by looking at your layout that this style is so outside your normal style. You did an awesome job! Thanks for playing along with us at H2H!

Allisa said...

Great Layout. I love the mix of embellishments. You did a great job creating outside of your comfort zone!

Nicolle74 said...

Cool layout! Love the colors and design. Thanks for playing along at Scrap it with a Song!

Carla said...

Love this Cheryl!! Great masculine page - - love the Lucky collection! Thanks so much for joining us at Scrap it with a Song!

Jen Zimmerman said...

Great layout Cheryl! You did a fantastic job distressing and stepping out of your comfort zone. Thanks for playing along at H2H!

Melania said...

love it...:) thanks to have shared it at scrap it with a song

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

I love all the texture on this page! Thanks for playing along with another song this month!