Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Have you ever?..........

........spent ages working on a LO only to be dissatisfied with it? This happened to me on Saturday at the Tempsford crop.

The crop kit always gives enough stash & instructions to complete two 12x12 LO's & ideas for new techniques. I usually adapt the LO to suit my style & this month was no different!

I loved distressing the corrugated cardboard circle & lacing the stitching. I chose to cut back on the number of photo's & omitted some of the suggested components as I felt it a little cluttered, and this is how my LO looked

However, I wasn't happy with the title , feeling the alpha's too small & the background PP, although striking, was just too 'busy'!!

So I came home & dismantled it completely, piece by piece!! Unfortunately the PP was in no fit state for re-use, other than as a template, but everything else was salvaged!

I used the PP as a mask & painted around the edges of Bazzill CS in 'Kraft', using an Adirondack dabber in 'Pearl' & reassembled it all in pretty much the same order, just at a slight angle, repositioning the title & adding a few journaling strips.

This is how it looked after:

I feel much happier with it & although I'm not
good at leaving 'white' space, I think the colours in the embellishments stand out more on a plain background and the focus is more on the photographs rather than the PP - But of course, it is all just a matter of opinion!!!

Suffice to say I feel happier putting my re-do into my album!!!! I always find it so hard to start on a new LO when the last is not 'complete' this is why I am such a slow scrapper!

I did manage to complete the second LO from the crop - flipping it mirror image to suit the photo, adding some doodling, gems & journaling strips, omitting some stitching & cutting of apertures, but thoroughly enjoyed using little rolls of PP as embellishments!

Today I received my July Kit from 'Crazy Daisy', the first of theirs that I've ordered, it all looks so scrummy, so am hoping to get started on some challenge LO's this very evening!!! I also submitted some work yesterday to be considered as a guest designer for August, on one of my favourite Scrap sites, so fingers crossed!!!!!! They announce on Wednesday!!!!!!


Jocelyn said...

Oh Sandi....I love the Lo's and the redo is great!!!! Great use of the rolled paper too... I love doing those!!!!!! Fingers crossed and positive vibes for the GDT spot......you are talented and such a wonderful person....I want to take this time to thank you for all of the wonderful comments that you have left me! Things are so trying here and just opening up my Blog to see you there makes me feel so much better. I so wish we were just across the street...because I know we would be attached at the hip and the very best of friends. You are an inspiration to me!!!! Have a wonderful day sweet friend!!! :)

Lisa T. Howard said...

Hi Sandi! While I really like the first take on your LO, I must admit to liking the re-do much better...and for all the same reasons you gave! I really like the second one also...just lovely. Glad to hear you are playing along with some challenge blogs. Be sure to post when you get them done. I always love seeing your creations. And I have fingers and toes crossed for you for the DT position. I'll be watching for the good news! :)

Elizabeth R. said...

These pages are just beautiful. You attention to detail is amazing.