Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Funny Faces - a super fast layout!

I was browsing scrap sites just before bedtime, and I saw This Challenge on the Scrap365 blog, with about an hour and a half to go before the deadline. I thought it was a shame, because I'd have liked to enter it. And then I thought: 'get off the internet and give it a go'!

If I ever say I don't have time to scrapbook, I should remind myself of this page, and that things can be done fast if you try:


The challenge was to use one of Riikka Kovasin's techniques from a tutorial, to create your own layout. I chose 'scribble, splash, and splat', and had fun doodling a background with my daughter's crayons, washing over it with pale yellow paint, and then splattering it with mist - once watered down, and once neat.


I managed to use up some Thickers which have been in my stash for ages, because I normally deicide they're too big for my page once I've piled on ephemera or lots of patterned paper. They stand out nicely against the busy background.


I managed to use some of the butterflies that I sat and punched from scraps whilst watching telly, and of course I sneaked a couple of gems / pearls on there!

What do you think? Can you tell it was a super fast layout? I didn't even have to use a heat gun, I just blotted the paint with kitchen paper to pick some of it up, and I didn't wait for it to dry between the different layers. I left it about 10 minutes after the last mist layer, whilst I found my Thickers and butterflies. 

I think I shall try this technique again, with a less scribbly background next time to see how that looks! Thanks for the inspiration Scrap365!

Now I really have to go to bed! x

10 comments:

Nathalie said...

Ha! I saw that challenge too and it had 4 hours to go with only two entries.... should have gotten off the internet :) WTG! Your background is perfect for those photo!

Bonnie said...

Congrats for doing that layout! I get caught up in the wonders of the internet too. It's worse than watching TV.

I like the layout. It's very fun!

dogmatix said...

I love the watercolour effect and it goes so well with the photos :)

Riikka said...

Great layout and I just LOOOVE that background! Great colours, too!

Sian said...

This is amazing! No it definitely doesn't look like it's a fast layout. Not at all!

Lisa-Jane said...

Very different but I like it!

AnnieC said...

Love it! I saw that challenge as well, went so far as to print off the tutorial but somehow didn't get around to actually doing anything - well don you, it looks fab!!! Just goes to show :)

Louise said...

the photos made me smile! Just goes to show what you can do when you put your mind to it and no you can't tell it's a super fast layout xx

Carin McDonough said...

Wow I could never do a layout that fast! Fab layout, I just love that background! :)

Morag Cutts said...

WOW. What a totally fab layout! Just love the fun photos and all that energy! Thanks for taking part.

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