Thursday, December 1, 2011

ScrapFIT Reveal: Word of the Year

The Workout:
Here are the details to the workout challenge posted today on ScrapFIT's blog:

Workout #57 -  Word of the Year

Its almost a new year!!!  What single word best describes how you want to embrace the new year?  Here is your chance to think about how you want to change, improve, create, define or challenge the new year! Share with us a layout or altered project that showcases your Word Of The Year! I hope you join us in our newest Workout!  Simply link your layout to Mr. Linky in today's post by December 31st. 

My Reveal:
I was brainstorming words of the year - challenge, create, dream... and finally decided on dare. It seemed more like a command and it encompassed all the other words. I could dare to challenge myself and dare to follow my dreams. 

ScrapFIT Workout #57: Word of the Year

I wanted a multi-photo double paged layout that was a summary of the year so I printed out 2.25 x 2.25" pictures from throughout 2011 that were a bit daring and fun. Since they were of varying colors and themes, I printed them in sepia for a more cohesive look. I wanted a sketch that could incorporate 19 photos, so I went with an Allison Davis desgin from Sketch Support.

Two Page Sketch #14
The Details:
Here is a close up of each page:
Left Page

Right Page
The main variation from the sketch was I added vertical banners. I thought that would match my heralding in the new year's theme. I machine stitched around the main banners to give a separation between photos, so they can be viewed in a strip since there was so much going on. Otherwise I kept the photo size and placements basically the same. 

Title Block
Since the workout is on a "Word of the Year", I wanted to emphasize my main word, dare. For this layout I used Echo Park's For the Record collection. There is a sticker page of letters and I used the round typewriter keys one and placed them on buttons that matched the colors in the collections. I made a mini-banner, wrapped some baker's twine around that, glued the buttons on top and placed it horizontally to emphasize my main sentiment. "Dare" seemed a bit vague by itself, so I added "to herald in the new year 2012" to finish out the sentiment. 

Here are some close up shots:

The Prize:
If you want to scrap your Word of the Year layout, please post it on ScrapFIT's blog for a chance to win an Echo Park "For the Record"scrapbooking kit from Paper Lovelies. That just happened to be the collection I used in today's layout. Paper Lovelies is an online crafting site specializing in monthly scrapbooking kits for only $15. 

This month's sponsor

This month's prize

If you find that you don't have the time to make a whole album for a large event like entire year or a long vacation, then just make a summary page with numerous smaller photos almost like a collage page. If you don't have the energy to write an essay with feelings and details, then just make a list of the places or people in the photos. Then you'll feel better for getting something down on paper. 

Take care,


Jenifer Evans aka jennaroo said...

This is awesome!

Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, was busy with holiday stuff. I haven't had time to put together a tutorial for the coffee filter flowers you asked about so I'll give you a quick run down here, lol....

you need 3 med sized circles and 3 small...cut from coffee filters. Crumple them up real good...mist them with 1-3 colors and I dried mine with a blow dryer urging them to keep the tight crumpled shape. Once dried I inked them lightly all over with darker ink and then layered and adhered them.....pretty basic. If you have questions please ask!

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