Over the past few months, my scrapbook/shared car enthusiast space became overgrown with clutter. There were car magazines and books and music cds and dvds spewing off shelves onto the floor. There were craft projects in progress, empty photo frames and mats, and albums and photos in ever-growing piles. Add to that the fact that I never emptied my scrapbooking bag after the last crop and that I don't like to create in chaos, and well there has been limited scrapping happening around these parts (aside from Project Life of course).
This past week, we slowly but steadily sorted, purged, and reorganized the space. I put duplicate photos into some sense of order to be scrapped when inspiration strikes. Des packed away a few of the books and items he doesn't refer to frequently. Between us, we managed to corral the room back to some semblance of calm. We still need additional shelving and such to get it closer to where we'd like it, but by Sunday I was feeling like I wanted to scrap a page.
I had pulled a photo of Des and Hudson, taken last July, aside during my sorting. I had printed it for the scrapbooking retreat in the fall, but didn't get to it while there. I had also picked up some new product by Simple Stories while at the Paperie last week that I was itching to use. The result was this layered layout:
I tend to do more clean and simple pages, without a lot of layering and inking and such. Usually it's just a little here or there, but having been inspired by many layouts on Studio Calico of late I decided to go a little further with it. As you can see above there are several fun layers. There's paper with torn edges, paper trimmed to banners, a distressed bingo card, an inked tag, washi tape, corrugated cardboard, ink sprayed over a mask, ink sprinkled on, twine, buttons, and stickers. There's even a paper clip shaped like a heart, though it's hard to see (to the left of the photo, on the dark grey chipboard button). Here's a closer look at some of those layers:
More importantly than all that scrappy goodness is it's another page capturing the ones I love. I truly couldn't live without my handsome men.