Saturday, January 4, 2014

I Left My Heart...

I Left My Heart in San Francisco
Between my pictures of San Francisco and the great papers from 
The Robin’s Nest, Wild About U Collection
I had SO MUCH FUN with this layout! 
Even though the pictures are over 5 years old, they made me yearn for the city I was meant to live in, lol.
I am a hard-core, frugal scrapper.  Don’t get me wrong, I buy everything I can get my hands on.  
 I am scrapbook POOR!, meaning, all my money goes to scrapbook and art supplies.  
 But, that doesn’t keep me from hoarding.
For instance, right here where the Classic Roses paper looks as if it’s 6” wide x 12” tall 
and the pictures are laying on top if it.   
Well, it’s actually two pieces of 1” x 12” butted up next to the pictures.  
 Yes, I had plenty to put under it, but it’s just not in me to do that, as much as I try to let go….
By the way, the little wood veneer numbers and geo tag came as plain colored wood but I used my markers to color them red to match the layout.   
I like using markers as opposed to paint because they dry so quickly 
and they are easy to cover on these tiny bits.

I rarely put a flat sticker on a layout or a card.  I like to make my stickers “POP”. 
 One easy way to do this is to stick them on a piece of scrap chip board.   
You can use a piece of cereal box or any sort of packaging you have headed out to the recycling can.  
 Just stick it onto the chipboard.  Cut it out, right close to the edge.   
You might want to send the edges a little smooth.   
To make it “POP” a little more, sponge a little ink around the edges.  
 I didn’t do it in my layout, but sometimes I even put some foam tape on the back before I add it to my layout.  It makes a huge difference with little effort.

One of my favorite things to do with Dew Drops is a Quick Color Change.   
With this layout I had some Chocolate Dew Drops but I wanted them to be a bit darker brown to match perfectly with the brown hearts in the Valentine Cardstock.  
 All I had to do was take my alcohol marker and color them.

Here, you can see the AFTER and BEFORE.   
You can even color Clear Dew Drops  
and color them any color you need.
I’ve been a huge fan a chipboard for years.   
Gina’s Design’s has some great pieces for us to play with this month.   
With this layout, I used their recipe to create a stack, 
but I covered the chipboard with The Robin’s Nest cardstock, first.
For the heart I used Romantic Red Glitter Chipboard 

I adhered the heart onto the back of the Glittered Chipboard.

….used an X-Acto Knife to cut around the heart.

….sanded down the edges with a file to give it a finished look.

I did the same with the arrow using the back side of the Brown on Brown Animal Print 

….again with the Glittered Chipboard to cover the bracket piece.
And here it is, all together, shown in my title.
I hope I’ve offered you some new ideas to try with your next project. 
 Please be sure to share with us.  We’d love to see what you come up with!
~Robin Redd


The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

This is fabulous! And I love all of your ideas!! Love love love!!

Tonya said...

Fabulous job on the layout and awesome ideas too!!!

Terri Sproul said...


Lastochka said...

Very stylish work!

Robin O'Crowley said...

Love it!

Barbara Rankin said...

Love the details, Robin!

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

Great title, love the details!

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