Friday, September 21, 2012

Fancy Pants Country Boutique for My S&M

For the month of Sept, us DT girls at My Scraps & More got to work with the unique Fancy Pants "Country Boutique" line.  I have to say that it isn't something that I would pick up right away, and I was worried about using such a neutral palette.  But after working with it for a bit, I love how the neutral colors really make your photos stand out.

I really wanted to use a landscape photo with these papers.  I thought that the blues and greens would just stand out perfectly against the browns and greys.

I took this shot of Cayuga Lake (in the Finger Lakes of NY) as I traveled there for the first time this summer back in June.  My parents have a cottage on the lake and we spend a lot of time there!

I based my page off of a sketch on the Fancy Pants blog.

This is a rather clean page for me, but I still added my bits of misting and inking, and some wrapped twine.

These are some photos of my brother and my little Ky Guy after they had gotten some buzz cuts by my hubby.  This was Kyler's FIFTH haircut, although the first time he got buzzed! When I thought of buzz cuts, I thought of zig zags and when I thought of zig zags, I thought of chevron!

Under the chevron papers, I layered a whole bunch of banners from the banner die cut sheet, and also a mini file folder that came with the title die cuts.   I wanted to ground my photos a bit more, so I added some black circles, too.

I was holding my paintbrush a different way when splattering my paint this time, and I really like how it landed on the page.  I really want to experiment more with getting paint splatters just right!

Lastly, with the great die cut banner sheet, I just had to make an actual banner.  But because I used some on my previous layout, I only had a few left, and had to think of a creative way to put my letters on three pennants.  It was either a 3 letter word, a 6 letter word, or a 3 word phrase.  I decided on FA MI LY.

 I bought this cheap frame at Wal Mart for $3.  I painted it white a few times, but I love that you can still see the pattern on it a bit. Behind the banner I simply wrapped a piece of the black patterned paper from this line with some twine and placed it in the frame, removing the glass.

I made some accordian flowers to mount my letters on, and the other pennants got some fussy cut hearts that i inked and covered with crackle paint.

The banner was a bit big for the frame, but that was totally fine by me!  I love the natural feel of this with the colors, the white washed frame, and the twine.

I have been a scrappn' fool this month, and think I have done at least 20 pages.  Just finished 4 last night that I have to photograph.  I am hoping to go to an all day crop next Saturday at a local store (which I have never been to).  We will see!

Also, I just sent my registration in today for a 3 day retreat in Ogdensburg, NY!  It's called Crop til You Drop, which I'm sure I will!  WOO HOO!


lisa said...

What beautiful details. I love the close up shots. Have a lovely weekend xx

Mel said...

Fantastic pages Audrey! I love the way the picture pops on the first one and all of the dimension you created on the buzz cut LO!

Tracey said...

Beautiful projects! Loving the neutral colours!

Megan Smith (aka Daisymeh) said...

Gorgeous Audrey! I so need to take a misting class from you!

Anonymous said...

WOAH!!! Gorgeousness! Everything is so yummy! I love all the neutrals and the little details :)

Diana Waite said...

Love these colors! AWESOME creations!!