Monday, June 4, 2012

The Paper Girls Challenge #9 - Subway Art

I feel like I haven't posted anything here for a while. Life has been busy and crafting has had to take a back seat for the last few weeks.  With new work schedules, finding child care, slicing off my knuckle and trying to keep the house straight it's been crazy busy. 
For me, scrapbooking and paper crafting is my "me" time and for the last few weeks, without that time I have felt like something is missing.  I can't really say I've been in a bad mood or grumpy, but just felt out of sorts.  Last week when I was able to scrap a few layouts again I finally felt relaxed! It was awesome to spend some time being creative and I was able to put together a layout for The Paper Girls' Ninth Challenge!

One of our amazing Team Members, Erica, challenged us to use Subway Art. I went and opened up my Silhouette SD and created a template of different fonts and cut out words associated with a trip we took to a local farm last fall. I used the negative template as a stencil and made my own patterned paper with Distress Inks. At first I only had the coloured words but felt that the paper looked a bit empty, so I went back with my stencil and using black ink filled in the rest, leaving a pop of colour in the bottom corner. To add a bit of dimension I outlined a few of the letters with Diamond Stickles.

When it was all said and done here is the finished layout!

Be sure to head on over to The Paper Girls Challenge Blog to see the fantastic layouts created by the PGCB Team and to check out the details so that you can enter your own Subway Art layout for a chance to win a prize!

1 comment:

Kim said...

Your page is so GREAT! I'm so loving the subway art! So Cool :)
Thanks for the inspiration :)