Thursday, April 11, 2013

Scrap Fx April Favorites Mini Hop!

Welcome to the Scrap Fx design team mini hop for April!
This month's mini hop theme is:
Favorite things!

Every month different members of the Scrap FX design team will be getting together to show you different ways to use chipboard in your paper crafts.

Favorites? Ombre. Yellow. cameras. Sunrays.
Summer. Sassafras Lass. Stitching. Misting.
The blog line up is:

Michelle- My Analog Life- you are here- HIYA!

For my project I featured some of my personal favorites:
  • Favorite paper brand: Sassafras Lass paper in a black and white stripe pattern. I love black and white stripes so much I have a divider just for them in my paper cubby. 
  • Favorite color: yellow- it's cheerful and screams, "SUMMER!" my favorite season
  • Favorite trend: sunray patterns and stitching
  • Favorite technique: ombre effect using a gesso base and mist paints.
  • Favorite page theme: my daughter Lola in an everyday photo- I don't scrap holidays often
  • Favorite Scrap FX wordlet chipboard: The Words of Love piece because the words are still attached to their frame. I can snip the words out and use them individually in my Project Life album or as one piece for major impact on a page.

I started with some scraps from a Studio Calico print and pushed them around the page for quite a while.
Then I realized the scraps should resemble a sunray pattern. I painted the chipboard in an ombre pattern- something I've been meaning to do for months now. ONLY after I realized I was out of yellow Amy Tangerine floss did I think to use orange jute cord to stitch the sun. I LOVE the result! It's organic design process took three days to accomplish but I felt none of the stress/pressure I usually feel when making a page.
I used the following Scrap Fx chipboard items here:
  • On tour/itinerary/sighseeing pack model number 2010180
  • Words of love model number 2013050
So this journaling makes me laugh- did I really just journal about sweat???
My thinking was "The photos are pretty abstract here- let me add some meaning."
This was the result. I tried getting the traditional smily toddler shot, promise!
Lola rarely co-operates with my camera antics .
 This type of photo is more interesting anyway. I hope she feels the same way.
If anything I can blame her for not looking up ever EVER when I was trying to get a cute shot.
Now hop along to the Scrap FX Blog and...

Have a GREAT weekend!!


  1. I love the idea that you kept the chippies how the orginally came. You are one smart chick!

    Beautiful colors and I love your list!

  2. Totally awesome page,love it....xx

  3. Wow Michelle!!!! This one is now my favourite LO of yours!!!! I know!!! I seem to be saying that every time I see something of yours, but that yellow makes this such a Happy LO!!! Made me smile! Mxx

  4. gorgeous colours Michelle, WOW!

  5. I ove Scrap FX too:) amd I use lots of yellow those days:), hugs my friend!

  6. I "Love" :) what you've done with your words - just brilliant to leave them attached like that!

  7. So cool how you used the words, all in! Love IT, and now the sun has affected me as well---need to try it out:D

  8. So awesome! I knew when I saw the sneak peak of this page I was going to love it! So well designed...I totally love how you kept the wordlet together and ombred (is that a word) it...uber cool Michelle!

  9. Awsome page, love the colors and how you have used the Love chippboards, just Fab!!

  10. Don´t know what to say. I love it up and down and in every way! Perfect page!

  11. Oh Michelle!! This layout is fabulous!! Love these colours!!

  12. OH MY WORD!!! love this in every way!!!

  13. I "love" this! THe design, colors, and the fact that you left the words intact! Awesome work!

  14. Totally had to come here to tell you again how much I LOVE this page!!!! The chippies all dressed in ombre style are so beautiful! Love the stitching you did and all the photos you chose for really fit so perfectly with the overall design!! The camera look terrific and all the yellow makes me smile!!! Outstanding page!


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