Wednesday, August 29, 2012

End of summer pages: the last of a kit

I've gotten busy with preparing for school--mine and the boys'--while my husband had beenaway on business. Today I post two pages.

I have also been sadly remiss on finishing my kits this summer. I like using my kit (I subscribe to Studio Calico) in the month, breaking it apart, then using my next month's kit. If you've read my blog before, you know that I strive to get at least 6 pages per kit.

This summer...I got behind.

By the end of the summer, I had three months  I had to plow through. I quickly finished off Elmwood Park (I had only bought one kit, the main), then got to work on So Cal, June's kit.

Here were a couple of the last pages from that kit:

This one ended up easier than I thought it would be. I pulled paper and scraps that went with this photo, and lo, the My Mind's Eye scrap had a perfect embellishment cluster on it--granted, it was patterned paper, but OK. I trimmed some of the embellishment cluster with my fingertip exacto knife to tuck the photo under.

I made the background with the orange Pink Paislee, lay the My Mind's Eye and some strips across it, then sought out fitting embellishments.

I didn't have much left, but fortunately, the Prima wood tickets fits the layout theme perfectly. Heck, one of them repeated the title. I also added some Elle's Studios tags, which fit the color scheme well.

To house the embellishment cluster, I also used the hexagon stamp I hadn't yet used. I stamped on a separate piece of paper, used my trimmer to cut them out, overlapped them, then lay embellishments on top.

The next layout really pieced together the paper--literally.

I loved the wood paper as the background for this page, but I didn't want to use the whole page, so I trimmed a chunk, then added some strips from scraps to the bottom. This is when I discovered that I hadn't left enough of the wood paper, so I added more on the bottom. 

Lots of blues and green stickers here, along with those wood veneer birds, which I hadn't yet used. They of course fit thematically, dealing with trees and all, so I loved adding them.


I framed the photo with stickers, blue and green. The theme was office supply (October Afternoon's 9 to 5), but some word stickers seem to fit--like "Hold Please!"

I take a lot of satisfaction in finishing things--according to the Myers Briggs personality indicator, my strong J means that I'm a finisher, where P's enjoy starting things.

So which are you?

1 comment:

Diana Waite said...

these look GREAT! Love the layering and mixing of papers!