Saturday, August 20, 2011

Less is More

There is a really interesting challenge up at the October Afternoon blog right now.  The idea is to limit yourself to using just one of each type of item on a layout.  I decided to give it a whirl, using some vacation photos.  I chose one patterned card, one journaling card, one set of alphabet stickers, one set of mini type stickers, one label, one button, and one type of fiber.  I put it all together, on a piece of basic black cardstock, and ended up with "One Big Lumberjack," the layout below.  Despite (or maybe because of?) its simplicity, I think it's rather striking.  I guess it's true...less is more!  :)

Supplies: cardstock (Wausau Paper), patterned card (October Afternoon), journaling card (October Afternoon), stickers (all from October Afternoon), button (October Afternoon), pens (Zig), misc. (twine).

The journaling reads: "Everywhere we went when we were Up North, we saw images of Paul Bunyan.  In Pequot Lakes, the water tower is Paul's bobber!"

The arrow sticker at the top of the layout is pointing at a picture of Paul Bunyan, the legendary lumberjack.  The arrow came as part of the Luchbox/Cherry alphabet sticker set (below).  I love how October Afternoon includes extra little shapes like this arrow among their alphabet stickers.  They are so useful!   

The fiber tied through the button holes is from a huge ball of twine that my husband's grandmother gave me many years ago.  Like many people who lived through the Great Depression, she saved anything and everything.  So, every once in a while, she would send me some random items, including this ball of twine, that she thought I might find useful. For years, that ball of twine sat in my closet.  It finally occurred to me that I could use it on my scrapbook layouts.  I'm sure bits of this twine will appear regularly in the projects on my blog, as it really is a HUGE ball of twine.  Thank you, Grandma Dagnie, for your contribution to this scrapbook page!  And thank YOU, blog readers, for taking the time to read this post.  Have a great week!

1 comment:

kinsey said...

Denise, Thanks so much for playing along with the challenge! You did a fantastic job, and I love how your layout turned out!

Hugs, Kinsey