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.


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12 Responses to WOYWW & Reunited

  1. Love the LO! I love that you used paint for the circles and the color combo is GREAT!!! That’s a great sketch :)

  2. julia 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.

  3. Anne Rx 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

  4. Katherine 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.

  5. Ashley says:

    Ohhh I LOVE all that paint. The layout is fantastic, I may have to scrap-lift those painted circles for an upcoming layout ;)

    • 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. :)

  6. 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).

  7. Ahh, had to read the story of the dog’s travels. So glad they are back home! Your desk is perfect!!

    Happy WOYWW

  8. 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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