Wednesday, August 14, 2013

MME Summer Recap Challenge

Over at MME, this month's first challenge is to do a layout recapping your summer.  Well this posed a wee tad premature for my family as summer is still going strong here for us.  However, I most definitely can do a recap for the summer of 2012, so I went with that.





Supplies: patterned papers, stickers, stamps, rub-ons, flocked chipboard letters (MME), pigment ink (CTMH and Studio G), epoxy letter stickers (American Crafts), marker (Sharpie), pen (Staedtler), thread (Aurifil Mako'ne)


For this layout design idea, I used a mix of really old, old and relatively newer MME products.  I searched for just the right patterned paper with an A and B side that would achieve the look and sun colours that I was going for.  The best part is that I actually used up some old MME from my stash.  Yeah me! The patterned paper is from the Très Jolie collection from when I first started acquiring scrapbook pretties. Can you say... long time MME fan?:)
 



To achieve the sunray chevron technique, I simply cut 1 1/4 " squares from the patterned paper.  Then I folded them at roughly the inch mark, allowing both sides to show, thus creating a triangle and a chevron.

An angled detail photo shows the dimension of the layout. Some photos are popped up with foam, edges are distressed and the sunray triangle/squares are left with the folds slightly raised.




I really liked this recap idea because it challenged me to put a bunch of photos into one layout.  I actually got nine photos on this one and still had room with my design for white space.  I  was able to do this by having my photos developed on a standard 4x6" size paper with 4- 2x3" on each.  Then, I trimmed them down as I could, to fit the arrangement area.


TTFN,



8 comments:

Danielle said...

Gorgeous! Love how yout created that sun and used many photos!

Patricia Roebuck said...

AWESOME design and idea!!

Sherri said...

Really, really fun design idea Cassandra. Great mix of old and newer too.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow what an amazing design!!!!! Awesome!

Jinny Newlin said...

What a super, stinkin' fun way to capture your summer memories! Really love that big, ol' sunshine, especially with those yummy, textured edges!

Missy Whidden said...

This is awesome! I love the mix of all the smaller photos, and I like the way you stitched around the circle. Awesome arrows, too! Lovin' it!

Helen Tilbury said...

Excellent way to get all those photos in & loving those arrows & the stitching too!!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Awesome page! I LOVE the large sun, all the photos and the creative way you added journaling. Thanks for the inspiration! =)