Saturday, September 8, 2012

Not Back To School

Since we home school, and pretty much learn year round, we don't have a "Back To School" activity. However this year, we did do something special as a family in August. We went to the North East Unschooling Conference, where both James and I were speakers and participated in Q&A panels. I made a double page layout to commemorate that wonderful trip.
 I didn't carry my camera around much, or I'd be able to make a mini-album, but I did get some great photos. Plus I recently learned that I can make prints from my Facebook feed at CVS pharmacies! Love that - so this layout is a mix of images from my Nikon camera and my iPhone camera.
This layout is loosely based on my own sketch from my blog, although my images tended to be horizontal rather than vertical, so there are some slight differences. Naturally I used Best Glue Ever throughout, including reviving some plastic sticky back letters that had lost their stick. I also used Perfect Crafting Pouch liberally as a quick dry for the inking and stamping (Perfect Cleaning Cloth to clean the dust), and to prepare my vellum for printing to get a nice crisp result.
I created 3D effects by raising element on craft foam and eco-boards, both of which work perfectly well with BGE. I enjoyed including a bunch of ephemeral elements from our trip - but I can't find the plastic room key I kept. When it turns up, I'll add it to the layout somewhere. I journaled directly on to the background.

Last thing, Best Cleaner Ever to clean up my clear cling stamps and rubber stamp.


4 comments:

  1. Great page, Robyn! Love that you can use so many different ScraPerfect products to help you with your layout :)

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  2. I like how it is so full of all sorts of stuff--probably like the conference but doesn't look jumbled or cluttered. (I tend to find my layouts quite rectangular and when I try to free form and go non-rectangular, it just looks messy. In analyzing what makes yours fun, free-form and yet cohesive and pleasing to the eye, I think it might be the circles that unify the elements and the layout itself.

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  3. I loved the way you created your banner and tied everything up! I'll have to try that instead of just adding the twine under the tags!

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