Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Livin La Vida Local

Sorry the pics are dark, I didn't want to wash out the details. But, hopefully you can see it okay! By the way, I totally lifted that title off a layout in one of the scrap mags! I was sitting at the bookstore one night this summer browsing mags and loved the title, so I snapped a pic with my camera on my phone. About a week ago, I was cleaning out my phone and ran across the pic. It was perfect, because over the last year I had taken a few pics at our local farmers market we go to each week and knew exactly how I wanted to scrap it!

This layout was kind of like putting together a puzzle. I just started cutting down photos to the highlight the part of the picture I liked, picked a center line and built out from there, then worked in a couple pieces of pattern paper.

Patterned Paper: "Carolyn Gavin" Paper Pack by K & Company
Cardstock: CTMH Sweet Leaf, Pansy Purple, Cocoa, Desert Sand, White
Believe it out not, that's all! No ribbon, buttons, or bling.
Easy Peasy!

Now for the die-cuts, this was super exciting! I found a cute solid pear on Lyrical Letters Cartridge (under Shift & the tall one) but I wanted it to show the seeds, like the pp. So, I found another image that was a framed pear with the seeds showing, cut it out, then used a circle punch to punch out a circle of brown and layered that underneath the part of the pear that I also circle punched out. Next, I decided I wanted some other veggies, but couldn't find what I wanted in the carts I have... so I made my own. Using my Gypsy, I unlocked the proportions to stretch the pear (above) into an eggplant (below). Not much of a difference, but just what I needed! This is the number one reason I love my Gypsy! I can take their stock images and make them into whatever I want :o) I am one happy girl!

I am sure some of you are thinking that Cricut Design Studio does the same thing, but I am a Mac user and it is not compatible. And I really like not having to take my beautiful new MacBook Pro to crops, where something might happen to my baby! LOL! This baby isn't even paid off yet! ;o) Oh, and I have also been making my own 11.5" die-cut papers that are all the rage right now, soooo cool!

1 comment:

scrapbooking for others said...

Could this be any more awesome!! Love what you have done with this layout and your new Gypsy! I just want to scraplift every one of your layouts!

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