Here’s October’s guest designer, Patricia Roebuck with a rockin’ layout!
Patricia: The Money Shot mixed media papercrafting kit was filled with so many wonderful camera goodies, old papers, trims, etc. I can’t thank Gauche Alchemy for letting me play with this amazing kit. It was an easy kit to work with, and I knew I wanted to start by making a layout.
The idea of the layout started with the ViewMaster reel. I have a thing for circles, so it caught my attention. Then I took the metallic screen and cut out circles with my circle punch.
Cut out a strip of the Kraft paper, the photographer magazine subscription card, and one of the old photos, and started placing them. I liked how it was looking. Before going on, I cut out various sized circles with my die cutting machine to mist onto the background…then embossed the camera stamp between two of the circles. Placed more pieces of paper, photo corners, vintage slides, the punchinella. I really just wanted lots of layers and texture.
Since it was a busy layout, I like to bring in some elements that let the eye move around the layout and rest. So I used the reverse side of the Hambly screen print to cut out the word bubbles. I backed them with more of the vintage papers that had a color to them to stand out. They are all the same colors, so your eye goes around to each one and you make your way around the layout. Before gluing, I took a photo to remember how it was laid out, did some stitching, and then glued everything down.
Next came the photos. I picked out the Instagrammed photos from one of the days of dropping my daughter off at pre-school. I was going to use one large photo, but decided I wanted to add the smaller prints that showed more about what was happening on this day. That main photo is adhered with pop dots, while the smaller photos are tucked under.
I think one thing about the way I scrap is adding little details. There’s lots of them on this layout but some that I want to point out are the thick cord and beads that are coiled up on top of the ViewMaster. Instead of using the thick piece of trim in the kit as is, I pulled out one of the cords, then strung the cord with some of the beads from the kit. Before adhering to the ViewMaster, I stamped onto a diecut from the Hambly paper (which I stitched around that as well for extra detail and texture) and placed all of it in the center.
The word “Smile” was stamped with the stamp that came with the kit onto a little tiny arrow from the magazine subscription card. From my own stash, I added the velvet flower. It adds a little bit of softness to the very grungy looking layout. I had those little button flowers from Sassafras Lass that I could not part with, so I was happy they found a home on this layout to add to the playfulness. Last thing I added, were the jewels, snap, title, and splatters of mist.
Awesome layout, Patricia! We’ll be back with more of Patricia’s amazing creations soon, until then…
Go glue something awesome onto some awesome something!