We're nearing the end my friends of the Savvy Window tutorial. I've decided to present one more page and then begin my new journey in the wayward direction of school, which starts this week (Wednesday)! I can hardly believe I'll be lugging around a backpack containing twenty pounds of textbooks, binders and notebooks in less than four days!! I'll be an official student once again and man, am I ready or what?! I can't tell you how excited I am to redirect my energy toward something new..this has been a long time coming and I'm so looking forward to it. I've already prepped my bag with the basics. I pick up my parking permit on Monday and textbooks on Wednesday. It's going to be a hectic week I tell ya! This is why I've decided to finalize the tutorial Monday night. It'll be the last page of the album and quite possibly, my very last tutorial until I have a better understanding of my school schedule. Not entirely sure how my schedule will work out once I'm doing the full time thing. I'll keep you posted though!
Remember how I mentioned in my last post that this next page would be super easy? Well, it is..you probably won't have to read the instructions to make it either, but I organized them for you anyway..just incase! Our next window was actually one of the very first window ideas I had prior to beginning the album. I've been liking this Sassafras number card for quite sometime and when I pulled it out for the project, I thought to myself, "This would be a breeze to turn into a window/frame and the colors are simply splendid!" I kept the card near me on my desk while waiting for the right page to use it on. After the last album page, I thought it was about time for a break..we're simplifying the design process today. Anyone can muster up a page like this...
This was one of those images I couldn't quite size correctly for the album. Instead, I cropped it just slightly to fit my page as shown (around 4" x 2.75") and went with it. Because we're adding only one main element in conjunction with the image (the card), there's plenty of room for a large size photo here.
We're going to remove the number "7" from the card. Grab a 1 1/8" circle punch and punch the number from the card as I did - try to preserve the stitching if possible as it serves to define the shape of our new window.
Select a likable pattern paper to sit beneath the circular opening (Not sure who is the manufacturer of my chosen pattern paper..possibly "Making Memories"..anyone know? It wasn't labeled..strange.). Trim it to size accordingly and add the paper and card to the right side of the page. *Note: the card is adhered with foam core pop dots.
Because the two boys look like they're having so much fun together via running around and chasing whatever it is they're after, this pinwheel does an excellent job of supporting my image. The pinwheel is from Echo Park's "Sweet Summertime" collection (Element Stickers). Trim a good portion of the holder from the pinwheel. Carefully tuck the pinwheel into your circular window. Add a simple, relevant phrase/word sticker over the word "seven" near the bottom of the card (Creative Imagination).
Now feel free to decorate your pinwheel to your liking. I opted to layer a a medium size epoxy brad (not sure of the manufacturer - My Mind's Eye? My brads are stored away in a plastic container without their packaging) with a small hand-trimmed Olivine cardstock circle and a second "rick-rack" circle hand-trimmed from light yellow distressed pattern paper. I layered all three elements together via the brad and adhered them on top the pinwheel with a large foam core pop dot. See below:
That about it! Not too bad, eh?! Can you tell I'm from Minnesota? Everyone I've ever met outside the Minnesota zone knows almost immediately where I'm from based on my good ol' "watch'ya doing?" Minnesota accent. People get a chuckle out of it..though I don't seem to notice the telltale syllables that give me away. I will openly admit that my accent isn't nearly as bad as Sarah Palins', but that's a discussion for a different day. For now, just accept the fact that listening to me talk is sorta amusing for most outsiders. Think Saturday Night Live and then you'll know what I mean...I'm also a huge fan of Minnesota Public Radio :)
I'll see you guys in another day or two! If you've had a chance to finish up a page or two, I'd love to see them! Send images to firstname.lastname@example.org - I'll try to post a few later this week since we're without a flickr group this time around..thanks ahead of time! Hope you've found a moment or two to relax this weekend and are maybe squeezing in some scrappy time. I'm certainly trying...bye!