Hi I'm here to share my final project for my masters entry. A little later than I intended but I've been off enjoying some time with the family on a little camping adventure.
So the last project was to scrap a Double layout that reflects on your childhood. I very rarely scrap doubles these days like never! So I was a little apprehensive approaching this one but was very happy with the end result.
Thankfully my mum loves photo's and managed to capture many, many photo's of myself and my three sisters growing up. Mum has scanned all of her old slides so they were all in digital format ready for me to edit and print however I wished.
So I wasn't stuck with only a couple of pictures to choose from but rather hundreds, which proved a problem in itself. I had trouble narrowing it down to just a few photo's, so what did I end up doing? Well I put at least ninety photo's on my double!
Here's the end result.
I didn't try to add that many photo's from the start it sort of just happened!
I drew a few sketches of potential layouts and then played around with a lot of photo's that I already had printed just to see what they looked like.
Here are a few options I tried
You can see the final design starting to take shape about here.
But the larger photo's weren't really making much of an impact.
That's when I decided to make the smaller photo's black and white and leave the larger pictures coloured.
I created a collage in Picasa and printed the photo's on 6x4 photo paper so each of the smaller pics is about 2.5 x 3.5cm
Sorry about the blurry iphone pic!
It took forever to cut them all up and them lay them out.
And I went through the process of laying them all out several times. The first time I wasn't happy with the background (below) so it was back to the drawing board.
I used the Crafters Workshop cubist stencil because all the squares reflected the look I was trying to achieve with all the photo's.
I was much happier with this background, using white Mister Huey's ink spray.
Then it was just he journalling and embellishing.
I fussy cut and layered flowers from an Echo Park paper range and also cut some flowers and layered them with the Cricut machine.
Gauze, liquid pearls and some brads, to finish things off.
Oh and texture stamps around the edges of the photo collages. I also raised the main photo's with chipboard and foam tape to make more of an impact.
So there you have it, all my masters projects. I packaged them all up and posted them off. Fingers crossed and hoping but not really expecting anything.
What a wonderful year it's been so far, receiving THAT phone call (or in my case making that call, because I missed the first one and answered a message left on my phone). LOL. The amazing amount of prizes and meeting and getting to know more fabulous people in this industry.
A huge thanks to Scrapbooking Memories magazine and it's editors for holding this annual competition and all the very generous sponsors.
I feel very luck and blessed.