There’s a new channel I've been enjoying lately; it’s called “The Crafty Maven Getaway” and you can find it here. Hannah Lemieux is the brainchild behind this channel. (You can see her youtube channel here and her blog here.) The idea is very similar to the videos that Two Peas in a Bucket used to present - each day the channel features one (sometimes two) scrapbookers who share a layout or other project based on a particular theme. They also have a blog to go along with their channel.
The layout I’m sharing today was inspired by this week’s featured piece on the group’s Pinterest board:
I started with washi tape. I picked out the usual array of colors, hoping to find a different design for each one. (The fact that I was successful gives you an idea of the size of my washi tape collection - it's
I measured a piece of white cardstock and lightly traced around one of the washi rolls to mark the center of my design. Then I started adhering the first color, folding as I went to keep the circular shape. Washi is so forgiving - it lifts up easily so it wasn’t too hard for me to keep my shape looking more or less like a circle. I continued adding each new color until I finished with this:
I just sat and stared at it for a while. It looked very bold and I wasn’t sure what photos I would be able to use with it. Lately, I’ve been really trying to make scrapbook pages with a purpose - I want to tell a story, recount a memory or highlight a photo. I don’t want to make pages just for the sake of trying a technique or using up product. I have more thoughts about that subject but will save them for another post.
Then, I thought about just cutting it in half and using one piece of it on the top part of a page. And finally, at this point, I suddenly knew exactly what photos I’d use and how I wanted the page to look. So I made the cut:
I mounted one of the cut rainbows onto white cardstock, trimmed about a ¼ inch off each edge and then adhered that on to a piece of black cardstock. I printed out some 2x2 photos from their trip and arranged them along the bottom edge of the rainbow. The Amy Tangerine/Kal Barteski thickers were the perfect font for my title. I centered them, along with my journaling and a few embellishments and the page was done.
So if you’re looking for some scrappy fun, check out The Crafty Maven Getaway - I’m sure you will find something there to inspire you!