09 April 2015

Yi's Cafe

I frequently scrap with 'old stash' because I have so much of it.  So, I love "stash" challenges - they provide me with extra motivation to use up my 'even older stash' that I am somewhat embarrassed about hoarding.  Over at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge the April challenge is right up my alley, and this is what I created:

I emptied my 'red scraps' ziplock bag, cut up the patterned papers into strips, and painted over the lot with white gesso.  It's a particularly useful technique when the patterns/colours don't appeal so much anymore, or don't quite match. The papers are now very muted but the patterns still show through.  I used some of the larger rectangular scraps make a layered mat, and I added some red mesh (onion bag) to add texture. I am also guilty of hoarding kraft envelopes - the "Reply Paid" ones that come with some bills and art union brochures.  I cut up an envelope to make my journalling strips, and a few freehand hearts too.

I hope this also fits the bill for this month's challenge at LESSology for the Typeface challenge. Instead of a photograph on this layout I used a loyalty card from a cafe that I visited (where the logo consists of a distinctive script).  No need for a separate title!  My journalling tells the story, and I've mixed in a few alphabet stickers to add interest.

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  1. I think this is just perfect for our LESSology challenge....love that you do NOT have a photo.....& cutting up the kraft for your journaling...fabulous idea:) Thanks for playing along this month:):)

  2. Karen - this design is so clever - just love your work in this - so unique and fabulous:). Thanks for playing along with Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge!

  3. Fantastic and creative page, and so cool you didn't use a photo. Thank you for playing with our challenge at LESSology :)


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