I really love this November 2015 Club Scrap Kit - Moroccan Spice. As always, the paper is just fabulous to touch! However, it didn't start out that way.
First, I get my instructions together to start. I have some photos of when we moved in that I think will work out wonderful. I don't 'care' about the papers in the kit, and the photos are ones I want, but again, don't 'care' about how they end up on a page.
So, off we go - grab the Assembly Line Scrapbooking instructions they provide and lets go! I know from experience that even if I am not sure about the papers in the box, by the time I have a few pages completed, I really start to enjoy the colors. It also is great for those days I really want to get something done, but have no idea where to start. After a bit of working with the kit - viola! I am ready to do some things on my own. Totally works for me!
Ok - start cutting. Three cuts in, I realize I read the dimensions wrong - ugh. I will be revamping at least one page.
Well - let's keep going. I have the cut-aparts I need complete, so grab some ink and ink up the edges. I noticed after inking that the instructions have them distressed. Oh bother. Not sure I will distress or not. I like distressed edges, but let's leave things for now and move forward.
Next, I realize I need to use a stencil - yuck (ok, I know I don't need to, but I hate to give up so soon). I am not good at stencils, but what the heck, I have several mistakes already - if all else, I will flip the paper over and use it plain. So, stencil away. It looks ok, not the ink color they use, but i like it. It needs something else - Glimmer mist to the rescue. The gold tip is clogged - that is how my day is going, so grab a different one (I don't feel like dealing with it right now). I am not sure what I grabbed, but it turned out great! Turns out I like Verdigris. No idea how to pronounce, but I like the color!
Stencil done, figured out the page that is cut into multiple pieces and 'hidden'. Let's work on accent pieces/embellishments while it dries. Fun Medallions and sequins - let's put things together.
But - I don't know that I like the medallion on the cut-apaprt. When looking into options from my stash, I found a button with a paw print. Hey! I think I know the photos - the red dog - when she arrived she was a mess. The cut-apart reads, "Having somewhere to go is home. Having someone to love is family. Having both is a blessing" Wow - that reminds me so much of her finally (at 1 year old) finding a home where she is loved and cared for and is a part of our family. I know what photos will go here now. Inspiration has struck.
Time for a few changes :). Love this part!
The paw print/button is staying, the medallion can go elsewhere. One of the cut-aparts will be replaced with some paw print paper and I need to find those photos!
Photos of this 'mess' to success are coming. If only my uploader worked a bit quicker!
See you soon. Any questions on what I did and the final results can be answered here or over at Scrapbook Message Board. Have a wonderful day!