Saturday, 1 August 2009

The party's here!!!

Thanks for dropping by! I hope that you're all enjoying the party and getting inspired (and if you don't know what I'm talking about, get yourself over to for an ALL weekend party!). I don't know about you, but I've been struggling to get back into my crafty life since I had to put it on the backburner whilst I marked exam papers and dealt with the end of term so this party came at just the right time for me.

I do like to work from sketches!! Even if I have an idea in my head of how I'd like the page to turn out I usually scribble my ideas down. The inspiration for this LO were the downloads that Shimelle sent in advance of the party. The design I came up with based around them looked like;
Then it was just a case of putting all the elements together (since I already had the occasion to scrap in mind) and hey presto!

I was going for a rather messy look which sort of sums up the spa break we had only last week. Having not had a drink for a while, I (and my fellow spa goers) were a little worse for wear after only a glass and things did get a little messy :) But I also wanted there to be a little bit of glitz and glamour (we did try to dress for dinner!) so I combined the bling and flourishes to mirror that. The messy look is achieved by tearing a cardboard box up, and splattering paint on to it.
Then it was a case of adding whatever I came across to build up the LO. I like busy LOs with lots of elements. At one of my first ever crops I remember the woman next to me telling me you should always take off the last thing you've added because it's always one step too far. I say rubbish!! The busier the better. I much prefer Shimelle's attitude at a retreat last year when I asked her which title I should use on a LO and she said- 'Why not use both!!'. That's my girl :) When in doubt, use it all. I used loads of old 'bits and pieces' and a mixture of rub ons, stickers and sparkly bits and I even threw on a butterfly after I thought I was done, just for good measure. Why don't you have a look in your stash for some older elements to use today? Happy layering!

Cardboard box
Acrylic paint
Entertainment/having fun downloads
Fancy Pants 'Delight Cards'
Fancy Pants 'Delight- Bubbles'
American Crafts Thickers 'Sprinkles'
Bazzil Blooms
Basic Grey buttons
Tim Holtz Adage Tickets
Fly Stickers
Glitz Frosting flowers
K&Co. Urban Rhapsody Adhesive Chipboard
K&Co. Wild Saffron Adhesive Chipboard
Provo Craft rob and bob studio craft candy epoxy sticker 'Birthday'
K&Co. Brenda Walton Clearly Yours
Junkitz Expressionz Rub-ons 'Hip hop expressionz'
Scenic Route 'Afterthoughts colour rub-ons'
daisyd's rub ons 'Reflections'
Crate Paper Mia collection 'Design rubons'
Basic Grey designer rub-ons


Sarah said...

Wow. I only wish I had half your creativity! I'm very much of the "I need to put more on this page" but I never know what to put :)

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

LOL I have kept a cardboard box just for this reason :D
You beat me to it LOL
Fab LO hun :D
J xx

Clair@Obstinate Pursuit said...

Loving tha cardboard background and all of the little elements that you've used! (And the blog, love the blog too!)

misteejay said...

Fab LO Rebekah - love how you have used the cardboard for the background.

Toni :o)

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is so fab! I love your 'throw it all on the page' approach, it makes for an exciting layout! I think I'd need a glass of wine to be that free and uninhibited when scrapping. actually, maybe that's worth a try!

rebekah22 said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments.

Sarah, anything goes as far as I'm concerned! Have a go- it's great fun and you'll soon know if an element doesn't work.

Looking forward to see what you do with your box Julie :) I have a whole roll that came around some furniture so I'm sure it'll not be the last 'cardboard LO'!!

sarahlp1 I like your thinking :)