Sep 1 2011

Icing on the Cake

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Today I am sharing a page that I did based on a speed scrap challenge over at Stuff to Scrap’s forum.

For those not familiar with Speed Scraps, you are given a certain number of directions to complete in a set time frame. Once you are done, you have a finished page. It’s a great way to get some guidance and still design a page on your own.

Here are the instructions (Speed Scrap 278):

  1. Select 1-3 photos.

  2. Pick 8 papers – You can pick 4-6 and duplicate some if you would rather but you need at least 4 different ones.

  3. Set one paper as your background. Cut 5 large strips from at least 3 other papers (2 can be duplicated…at least 3 need to be different) and place across the background paper.

  4. Place photos across the center of your layout or across one edge. They don’t have to be straight or aligned.

  5. Mat photos with 2 papers, one on top of the other.

  6. Place 2 elements wherever you wish. They can be duplicated up to 3 times each.

  7. Add a title or journaling if you want. Add shadows and other finishing touches.

And here is my page:

20110726 Beautiful Summer Day

Since I had so many pictures from that day that I liked, I used the page I made, turned it counter clockwise, and rearranged the pictures a bit. New page in less than 30 minutes! Easy!

201107262 Beautiful Summer Day

Forest Friends Alpha by Erica Zane
Fairy Take by Stuff to Scrap