Friday, June 29, 2012

"Drive" Scrap it with a Song


Yes, two posts in one day, I know, its becoming a habit at the end of the month! haha!!

This page is for Scrap it with a Song Blog Challenge and DT call.  To see all the details and other wonderful entries, please click here.  I have gained inspiration from the second song of the month, "Drive" by Incubus.  I really like this song.  It is one of my favourites.  As much as I wanted to use the song for the true meaning, about facing fears in your life, I decided to go with a page about cars, more specifically, about Tim's obsession with Holdens.

I really like this page.  It started with two, less than great quality photos and turned into something I am proud of.

I have used Kaisercraft "Licorice" cardstock and the new "Check In" papers, as well as My Mind's Eye paper.  True to my usual style, I have distressed and inked around the edges on my papers, and inked around the photos instead of matting.  The cobweb looking stuff is actually a ribbon.  I believe it is made by Green Tara.  I found this at my local scrapbooking shop and it comes in lots of colours.  Its GREAT!  The tricky part is sticking it to your page without the DS tape showing through!

The photos were taken in Melbourne on our Road Trip in 2010 and I have avoided scrapbooking them due to the lower quality, one being through glass and the other, such a long view shot. I decided that I needed to keep the picture of Tim in the original 6x4in and not crop down too much so you could see where we were, at the Holden Head Office. I did cut off some of the clutter on the sides and a little off the bottom to try to make it a little more focussed on Tim.  I still wasn't happy with this so, searching around for inspiration, I discovered the rhinestone circle border in the bottom of my bling box and found this to really draw your eye to Tim in the photo.

The epoxy logo was something I stole out of Tim's draw! haha!  For those who don't know, it is the logo for the Holden Racing Team.  I thought it would fit in perfectly with the photos, and after Tim saw it on my page, he didn't mind that I had taken it.....well not too much anyway haha!

I love flowers. I believe I have mentioned this once or twice (or a million) times before. I like using them on boy pages as well, my friend says we are "manning" them up with flowers. haha!! I have used Kaiser craft and Prima paper blooms and I made the black one out of the flat Kaiser craft paper flowers by folding them in half and sticking them together because I didnt have any black paper blooms! I also like the white blooms (sorry, designer unknown), I dont think the picture shows it very well, but I have sprayed them with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in "Bronze".  It is very light and just gives it a nice sparkle.  The green leaves are Green Tara (I think!).  I have used red satin and black/gold satin ribbons in my flower cluster.

I used journalling strips as I didnt want a big block in the space between the photos.  I wanted to be able to still see the papers.  I typed my journalling and printed this onto the My Mind's Eye paper.  Can I suggest that when you try this, print a couple of trials first before printing on your "real" paper, it will save having to scrounge around trying to find a new piece if there is a mistake.  Yes, I am speaking from experience. haha!

For my title, I wanted to use the RW Laser Cut "Boys and their Toys".  I inked it in black ink and then used Alison Ellis Design Embossing Powder in "Firecracker Spark" on the words Boys and Toys to highlight them.

I hope you like my page!

Until next time Happy Crafting!

Carmel :-)

Ps.  I just noticed my U key is playing up, so please forgive any typos that spell check hasn't picked up! haha!


  1. I love how you interpreted the song and did a layout about cars. I love all your layering and details. Such a stunning layout. Thanks so much for singing along with us at Scrap It With A Song.

  2. Another great layout - love your take on the challenge! Thanks again for playing along with us at Scrap it with a Song!

  3. WOW...GREAT WORK Thanks so much for joining us at Scrap it with a Song!

  4. Awesome layout! Love the colors and title work. Thanks for playing along at scrap it with a song!

  5. Cool page! I love the treatment on the title letters. Thanks for playing along at Scrap it with a Song!

  6. You did a fantastic job with less than perfect pictures !!
    Thanks for playing along at Scrap it with a Song.