Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Project Completion challenge x 2

"Project Completion Challenge:  Pick a project that is either not completed or that you have always intended to start and make it to share!"
Go get a cuppa, this is a long post.....

12 years ago when I started scrapping I made this double layout.
Isn't it awful? That was in the days of matting on cardboard and sticking it on.
I've always thought I'd go back and fix it one day.
Well, the days have come.
I started with 2 papers from my current Counterfeit Kit.
I especially chose the train one with this project in mind.
I had 2 sheets of the orange, so I also added a pale orange cardstock.
Here's my remakes. It ended up being 3 pages but I'm happy with that.
I thought the flags were appropriate.

and the tickets pennant on the second one too.

The first 2 were for challenges last month so that gave me the sketches to use for designing them.
The 3rd one is a free scrap.

I've used the framework of mini letters as the track on the background of the photos and some Echo Park train stickers.As these 4 photos were different sized I couldn't put them together in a square.
You will agree these look much better.As the train was painted a peach colour they actually match.

An untidy noticeboard hanging above my computer and scrapping desk.
I use the calendar to write my challenge dates on for DT work.
The rest is cards,scraps of paper etc I have collected over the past 3 or more years.
I won a bella coaster album in a challenge and thought about an address book mini album idea.

 Using 7 gypsies papers from my September kit, I have created a cover and pages.
On the reverse side I have added ruled paper cut from an old desk diary.I sanded after gluing and you can see the outline tears away cleanly.

This gives me 12 pages including the covers on which to write addresses etc.
On the back inside cover I added a pocket to hold business cards.
So the mini album is complete
and my notice board
The remaining pieces of paper are passwords for Norton, facebook etc,
 plus the website for the local movie theatre.
You will agree it looks much better.


LCSmithSAVED said...

Great idea to do your board & make the mini! And that train paper is amazing...

Lesley G said...


Isbaha said...

I love it ! Such a brilliant idea to keep down the due date for your challenges and such a lovely mini album !

About the train layout, well, I already like the first one and don't think it was awful at all !
The second version, I like it better, love this peach color.

Jimjams said...

Brilliant noticeboard ideas.
I liked the original pages (we all have to start somewhere) but I love the newer ones more.

Stacy said...

Isn't it funny how our "styles" evolve. I have a lot of pages that probably could use a re-do also! I liked them both, but the second layout is so much more detailed. Love your second project too.

sassyscrapper said...

That train paper is awesome. A great make-over for your layout.