WOYWW & Reunited

Yes, that’s my crazy workspace!  There isn’t much of it but it is mine and I like it.  You can  see remnants of my painting from this weekend in the red cup of water with paintbrushes and my big white envelope from the mail that I was using as a palette.  So fun! There is a random sampling of paints that I used this weekend as well as tools.  I ended up creating a lot of tags and can’t wait to share one with you today. I even have a tutorial coming up that I created this weekend.

To the right of my table is my crate that I shared yesterday. You can see it’s a bit more full now. On top of it is my spreadsheet that I created this weekend with all of the layouts for my 2012 album that have happened so far and then I went backwards in 2011. I have a column to mark off when they are done and then a column for extra notes. Let me say, I am TOTALLY LOVING this! I love how I can bounce around but I know what order they are coming in and then I can also somewhat match them up and know when something will take 2 pages versus 1 page in my scrapbook! OCD and Anal- probably but it works!

Now onto the fun stuff! This weekend I was looking at a new blog commenters blog and she had just posted a layout that she created with the following sketch from The Studio Challenges Blog. I was enamored and knew that I had to use it this weekend for another Start to Finish Layout! :)

The process was to start with a light teal piece of cardstock and paint black circles over the sheet as the sketch shows. I then used white and black paint to splatter across the page. LOVING IT! I had paint EVERYWHERE and it was totally fun!

Next, I punched some 1″ circles from of the papers I was using and adhered them in random spots on the layout to add interest. Now for finishing it up.

I grabbed a #8 tag and inked it up with Brushed Corduroy, Weathered Wood, and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks. I then used some teal paint to paint hearts in random spots. I then spatter painted with hot pink and black. Once the hearts had dried, I used my Uniball Signo White Pen to create some doodling on the hearts as well as my Black Letraset marker. I journaled in the same Letraset marker. LOVE how thick it is and how it pops!

The photo is mounted on the same cardstock as I used for the 1″ circles and the scalloped border at the top. It is part of the My Minds Eye Love Me Collection. I tied the photo off with Pink Sorbey twine from The Twinery. The piece behind the tag is from Tim Holtz Kraft Resist and I used Broken China Distress Stain on it to blend it in.

After I added the American Crafts letter for the title, I went over and spatter painted MORE hot pink over the white and top part of the layout.

So in love of this layout and can’t wait to create more! :) Thank you for letting me play along with this sketch.



  1. says

    Fab LO..the first couple pics had me doubting you – but it works SO well! LKike your desk space, surrounded by what you need – perfect. Your scrapbook spreadsheet is, and I can’t lie…very scarey. Who knew until this moment that Im a totally random scrapper!!

    • Jennifer says

      Thanks! It’s my total OCD that has to make things in perfect sense so I had to organize the layouts. I’m glad that although I began by doubting you it seems to have pulled it off in the end.

  2. says

    Your layout is brilliant, I love it. I am so new to this, only been blogging for a week but it is such great fun to go round to what everyone else is doing – it is all very heartening. Love your blog. Regards, Anne Rx #100

  3. says

    I love all the paint on the page and the painted circles it’s great :D, and your work space is very comparable to mine (but then that is partly because my sewing machine stays on my table all the time now!)

    • Jennifer says

      Thank you so much for posting it! I am loving that sketch and really am thinking of doing a canvas with the same layout and a wedding photo.

    • Jennifer says

      That would be totally cool. I love all of your great new sketches that you have been creating after I just found them a few weeks back. I would love to work with you and feature your sketches during my Start to Finish layouts. :)

  4. says

    I like that layout sketch. It would make a great card too (says the non-scrapbook person). Your layout is wonderful. I’ll bet your heart was in your throat when the pups went on walk-about. How did they wander so far? Were they hitchhiking?! Your crafting space may be small, but it is great (and yours as you pointed out).

  5. Zoe Young Kirkby (@CraftygasheadZo) says

    Great layout, no such thing as being anal ocd in craft, no rules! Lol Love your idea of tracking what you’ve done tho. I take photos but need to order it more. Enjoy this week’s WOYWW, I know it’s Friday but I’m going to get to everyone! Zo xx 81

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