Friday, September 30, 2011

Slip 'n Slide

I have a clean and simple layout to share with you today. I created this one at the "crop" that Lissette and I set up in our hotel room when we went to CKC. Since our space was limited, I kept my supplies to a minimum. Here's our cropping space:
Not bad for a hotel room. We had everything we needed -- even the M&Ms!

And here's my layout:

Since there was so much white space in my design, I trimmed my card stock 1/4-inch on two sides and adhered it to the yellow cardstock leaving a 1/8-inch border on each side. I thought that this served to add a little pop of color while grounding the elements in the layout.

I found the journaling spot on the Cut Outs patterned paper. To personalize it, I added the "Hello sunshine" stamp. In addition, since the art from the journaling spot had "staples," I decided to add my own for more texture and dimension. I love the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. The journaling reads: Melissa, you wanted a slip 'n slide for the longest time but the stores were always sold out when we thought of it. Finally, you got it with birthday money in 2009! Here's a closer look:

To mimic the dimension of the "splash zone" embellishments, I dry embossed the splashes on the patterned paper. (I did this at home so as not to travel with my Cuttlebug.) After fussy cutting the splashes, I popped some using foam adhesive. Finally, I used a brad for the dot over the "i" and wrote the "'n" on a pre-made embellishment using my white Signo pen.
Cardstock: American Crafts;
Patterned Paper & Embellishments: Bo Bunny (Sun Kissed);
Stamps: Technique Tuesday (Awesome Days of Summer by Ali Edwards;
Ink: Stampin' Up (Dusty Durango);
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Seeing Spots);Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; EK Success Border Punch (Postage Stamp); EK Success Corner Rounder; White Signo Gel Pen.

1 comment:

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, yes, the M&Ms are an essential! I think this layout and the entire design is awesome, Linda! Amazing what you can do with limited supplies and working space.