Monday, August 19, 2013

Perhaps the best

Good morning!
One evening when I had decided to be super creative I couldn't come up with anything that I wanted to do so instead of just falling asleep on the couch I took out my Cuttlebug, my hexagon dies and a pile of paper pads and I made hexagons and sorted them by collection in zip-lock bags. It was a no-brain exercise and I didn't really know if I'd use them anytime soon or what. But during the weekend I did! Here is the first finished layout and I must say I think it may be the best one I've ever made! 
 
I started with the hexagons from Studios Calico's Classic Calico 2 paper pad. I realized that using three different patterns was perfect with hexagons because then you could do a pretty easy repetetive pattern. Before I glued them down I chalked the edges.

The photo I choose is a mobile phone camera selfie from work. I remembered that I had seen some telephones in one of the paper pads I just bought and I went through them all in search of that pattern. I found the telephones in Carta Bella's collection Hello Again and made hexagons from one of those papers and added them along the edges of the Studio Calico hexagon pattern.

Some of the telephones were still undamaged around the hexagon cuts so I cut them out with scissors. I used my new arrow tape from October Afternoon and decided to pick up on that pink and orange and found some stickers from the new alpha sets that I uesd to spell out my titel.

For the clusters I used my new viewmast reel die, some stickers, wood veneers and some left over papers from the die-cutting.
 
 
In the white gaps that were left I wrote phrases that I say plenty times every  day at work. I'm very pleased with the result and for once I think I managed to build the clusters in a way that looks at least a little up to date.
 
I hope you will have a lovely week! Take care!
// Åsa
 
 

12 comments:

  1. awesome layout!! love love what you did with the hexagons!

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  2. fab layout, love that you made your own background and the Carta Bella was perfect in motif and color!

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  3. Loving how you used the hexagons! Great layout!

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  4. Such a cool design with the hexagons. The phone paper is perfect here!

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  5. oh i LOVE the large hexagons!! just perfection!!

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  6. Fun design! The telephone paper is so perfect!

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  7. Looks just like the headset I wear at work. lol Love the layout.. the hexagons worked perfect on this.. Love it.. thanks for sharing.

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  8. Great layout, love the hexagons :)

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  9. Love the telephone paper - this layout turned out great!

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  10. I am SOOOO scraplifting this idea!!!! Fantastic!

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