Hello! How's your weekend going?
One of the things I often hear Scrapbookers say is "I don't know where to start with a layout".
Have you ever been in the position where you've managed to squeeze in some scrapping time into your busy week and you've sat down at your craft desk and chosen a photo or photos from your stack of "To Scrap" and picked out a few sheets of pretty paper that you want to use ..... and then you spend the next 20 minutes (or even more) deliberating what to do next??!!
Do you stare at the paper, thinking "Which way should I cut into the paper" .... "How big shall I cut?" .... "Can I even bear to cut it - it's so pretty!" .... "Should I stick that piece horizontal or vertical?"
Well, if it sounds even a little bit like you (maybe just sometimes) then this challenge is especially for you!!
I will show you a layout in it's very early stages, which you can then copy!! Yep, no thinking about it - just grab your trimmer and cut and stick!!
You can cut full sheets of paper to the same size or you can use scraps that are about the same size - afterall it's always good to use up those scraps, right?!
Once you've got the basics in place, you just need to add your photo(s) and finish it off with embellishments however you choose to.
So many scrappers tell me it's getting started that is the hard bit so hopefully this challenge will help with that.
Once your layout is finished, upload it to your blog, online gallery or our Facebook Page with a photo of your "Start" and a 2nd photo of your "Finished" layout and then use the Linky Tool at the bottom of this post to share your layout with us.
So here's the Start:
The background is a full 12" x 12" sheet (you could "gut" the centre if you wanted to and keep that spare piece for another project) or you could use plain cardstock for your background if you prefer. Add another paper (I used the yellow spotty paper) cut to 11" x 11" layered on top, a vertical panel measuring 3.5" x 11" placed towards the left hand edge then I layered a scrap (the light blue flowery piece) which was about 8.5" x 6" on top. Finally I added the yellow camera piece of paper which is actually a 6" x 4" Simple Stories card on top.
Of course, if you feel you need to move the papers slightly or adhere them higher/lower than I did or use slightly different sizes then go ahead. As long as it gets you started on that layout!
I'll be back in a day or two to show you my finished layout!
This challenge will stay open until 8 August and as it's the first one I will pick 1 entry at random to win a small prize !
Don't forget to take two photos .... 1 of your "Start" and another of your "Finish"!!
A "link back" in your blog post is much appreciated.
I look forward to seeing your "Start to Finish" layouts soon.