Sunday, February 10, 2013

Fast Scrap with Studio Calico

[image] Lately one of my favorite challenges is a "fast scrap" where a sketch is posted and you have an hour to put together a layout.  Since I tend to agonize over every photo, paper and embellishment and think that anything that takes less than 4 or 5 hours went together quickly, a "fast scrap" provides a real creative push for me.

My Scraps and More is having an online crop this weekend on their forum and offered fast scrap challenges both Friday and Saturday night.  I thought I'd share the fast scrap layout I did Saturday.

When I participate in a fast scrap, I try to pick pictures and a few papers before the sketch goes up - otherwise I'd spend the entire hour looking for paper.  When this sketch went up, I wasn't inspired at all - but I only had an hour so I just started.

My base paper is from the Creative Memories Enchanted Line - it was an off-white embossed paper.  To make the embossed pattern stand out, I ran a Jenni Bowlin chalking ink across the whole piece of paper.  Then I just started cutting.  The striped paper was a Studio Calico kit exclusive,  I added a piece of olive cardstock.  The rusty orange piece is from the American Crafts Chaps line and was buried in my stash.  The turquoise piece came in a Websters Pages warehouse box.

After I added my picture I used Studio Calico Thickers and the 12x12 sticker sheet from Darling Dear to add a title, adding a DD gem to the middle of the "O"..  The remaining stickers came from the same Darling Dear sticker sheet.  Then I sprinkled sequins (from JoAnns) down the side to finish it off. 

Here's the end result:

I was thrilled with the end result - it was a fun, fast layout that captured the festive spirit of a birthday celebration - and it only took about 30 minutes to put together. 

Hope you're having fun scrapping this weekend.  I'm hoping to play more today.  Enjoy your Sunday!


  1. Oh I LOVE Online Crops! So much fun! Great Layout!

  2. What a great idea and challenge!

  3. cute! love the stickers and sequins! :)