Start to Finish: Shopping with Honey

This week for my Start to Finish, I decided to pull only from scraps. I have been working on this for quite some time and have a post to tell you all about how I got to this ready to go up soon.

The inspiration behind this layout came from the amazingly talented Daniela Dobson and a layout of hers entitled Remember that was published in Scrapbook Trends June 2012. You can also see the layout on her blog.

Here we go! Are you ready?

The only “new” sheet was the background paper by KaiserCraft that I cut down to 8 1/2 x 11.

Next, it was time to go to my stash of scraps and pull various papers that I might want to use. I knew I needed a wider piece to layer everything on so I went for a complimentary scrap that was in the photo.

Just like in the inspiration layout, I pulled my chicken wire stamp from Tim Holtz and inked it up in Faded Jeans Distress Ink. I inked it up really well and then stamped around the page in various areas. I did do this twice so I would have various gradient effects across the page.

Okay, that looks good.

Now back to those papers, which ones do I want to use for sure?

Let’s get the main piece on first and build up from there. Don’t forget the bit of punching at the bottom. Ahh, that looks good!

Gotta find the right layer for under the scallops. This little strip from Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer was just right so off it came from the border strips!

A little tucking and it fits just right. Moving on…

Now, some strips of color on top of the base layer and then a few spritz with Mister Huey Water Cooler.

Let me interject a little scrappy tip: If you have a favorite punch that you are going to over and over again with your layouts, use your excess little pieces from layouts and punch them out right then and there to have on hand. I just started doing this and I’m going to that bowl all the time! Such a lifesaver!

Now, to place things down and see exactly how I wan them. I grabbed a Vintage Sweetheart Flashcard from Elle’s Studio and a journaling card from October Afternoon 9 to 5 collection and layered them with my picture.

Now, I want a bit of fun coming out from under the photo, so I grabbed my new EK Success Notebook Edge Punch {thanks Kanani}. I grabbed a teal and white houndstooth scrap from My Mind’s Eye and punched my heart out. I then layered it on top of my last little bit of this wonderful woodgrain paper also from My Mind’s Eye.

Now for a bit of twine and it looks good! :) Gotta love twine!

Now I can show you how having things already punched works great. I cut a lot of hexagons the other day with my Cameo just playing around. I used a couple on a project and had leftovers so I put them in my die cut tub. After cutting down the the No Patterned Paper layout, I had some pieces left that I punched as well. Stamped the edges with the matching Studio Calico Labels stamp and awesome extra die cut!

Now time to start working on part of the title. I have used handwritten title work for this entire road trip and didn’t want to stop now.

Now to run an errand while the Glossy Accents dries.

Now that this part of the title is dry, I popped up the wider parts with foam tape and put it above the flash card at the top of the page. Added in the rest of the title with some little 7Gypsies alphas.

Wanted to dress up the journaling spot area so I grabbed one of my pre-punched items and cut it in half to save for something else. Added a few brads and done with that “confetti cluster”.

Some more embellishing with clusters. Camera Stamp is from Heidi Swapp’s newest line.

Had to do a third cluster but this time I went with buttons. The fun yellow one is from Mossy Made and they are great quality and quick shipping!

Now, more of the title at the bottom with some Basic Grey Granola alphabets and more of the 7Gypsies alpha.

After a bit of journaling and pen work, it’s done! Funny story though, after doing all of this and then looking back at it I realized we weren’t at the San Marcos Outlets but rather the Round Rock Outlets over an hour away. LOL! I drew in the three arrows on the bottom right and then wrote that information on the back. I wasn’t going to try to redo it all or mess anything up. LOL!

Thank you so much for going through this layout with me Start to Finish and for the wonderful layout that Daniela Dobson created that inspired me so much.