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Friday, 1 June 2012

June Scrapology Challenge - W is for White Space!

Welcome to June, and another new challenge this month at Scrapology!  We are lifting a fabulous layout by Ro Philippsen, who is on the design teams for My Little Shoebox, Doodlebug Designs, and Imaginisce. 

Here is her layout, which she originally scrapped from a Pagemaps Sketch. 

Here is the Pagemaps sketch.

I think her layout is stunning!  I love the clear crisp background (even with the misting and splodging) and the bright colours and graphic design of the papers. 

I normally lift from the layout, but this month I went back to the sketch and interpreted it very literally as I loved the design so much.  Here is my interpretation:


For something a bit different, I decide to do a Circle Journal entry,  as it was something I needed to do in any case, and it was also a happy coincidence that the sketch fit in really well with the smaller size format.  Trouble is, not so much white space left, but there is still some to fit the criteria, thankfully....

I used scraps of patterned paper from my scraps bag.  The background damask stamp is by Heidi Swapp.  The Ticket date stamp is by Tim Holtz, around which I added some twine.  In the absence of a border punch, I used a cropadile to punch a series of holes and then ripped through some of them to emulate a page torn out of a spiral bound notebook. 

I loved the red and white graphic paper, but if you look closely, it is Christmas paper!  I didn't think it mattered for this little snippet, but I should have actually covered up the word "christmas" :lol:

Here is the matching journal page. 

I was very pleased to have used up a rub-on from Royal and Langnickel that I've had forever! I put this page through my printer by testing the journalling on normal printer paper first, and then adhering the rounded page onto the printer paper with repositionable Herma.  I just had to work out very carefully how everything would fit onto the journal page, and after  lot of fiddling about am very pleased with the final product.

The colour scheme is very fitting this particular month, celebrating the Diamond Jubilee.  What a very special year it will be for this country, with the Olympics shortly to come to London the following month.  I am determined to make the most of this summer, which will hold even more special significance, as it will be our family's last one in the UK, before we emigrate to Australia early next year. 

But in the meantime, why not join in with our challenge at Scrapology?  I would love to see how you interpret the sketch and the artwork your produce.  Have a great month, and thanks for visiting .... enjoy your June!


  1. Fab CJ entry Ali - great to see how you used the sketch for a mini project x

  2. I really loved your page this month Ali - really inventive to use it for a CJ entry. Super photo and great mix of paper scraps.

  3. Such a cool idea to create this months challenge as a CJ page Ali, totally inspiring xx

  4. Great idea Alison, lovely to see the other page too. x Lynn x

  5. Lovely page for the CJ Ali and I love the photos - are those the elephants in London? Gorgeous x

  6. Great interpretation of the Sketch. What a fantastic idea to use the crop-a-dile to create the torn out notebook look.
    Sandra x