Friday, September 2, 2016

Shimelle DT 2016 Layout 6: Lots of Layers

Welcome to the Shimelle Weekly Challenge layout
for "Lots of Layers" and the theme for this week: vehicles. 

I love this challenge! I'll be honest. At first I was having a hard time with the vehicles part of the challenge. I mean, I could only find about four photos of our cars from the last 20 years! Then it hit me. Look at what story you want to tell. That began with a question. 

"What memories are centered around our cars?"

We bring babies and groceries home in them, travel on family road trips, go out on dates, and to church on Sunday, and hop in them to start our lives together after the wedding with streamers flailing and cans rattling! After I found the 1950 photo of my Grandma and Papa, holding my Mom, I realized I could tell the story of our family cars over the last 66 years! OF course you don't need to span that broad of a timeframe. Brainstorm all the memories associated with your vehicles, and see how your story unfolds.

I really loved the mod feel of the 1950 photo, so I went with a 1950's inspired color scheme. The Starshine "Juno" paper had the perfect motif! The repeating diamonds on the left side of the layout utilize the tone on tone patterns from Shimelle's lines. Love the subtle effect! So thankful to my Grandma for being the faith leader in our family, and for so many wonderful years of kindness, gentleness, love, peace, joy, patience, goodness, and inspiration! Two hand squeezes means "I love you", and is something she taught me that I have passed down to my kids!

To keep the layout clean, I wanted to house all six color photos in the glassine bag with the journaling. I hand cut random size tags from the True Stories 6x6 pad. The crochet thread allows you to easily pull the tags out of the bag to read and view. 

Lots of layers were used figuratively and literally, in the layers of time represented, and the tons of paper strips used behind the focal point photo. I also added more layers with True Stories word stickers, die cuts, and an epoxy paper clip from Starshine. 

In the end, this page took me a lot longer than usual to create, but it was so worth it! I can't believe I have never realized how substantial the family vehicle is in our lives! Think about your life and the story you want to tell for future generations, and maybe even find a story you didn't know was there!

View the Process Video here

Thank you so much to Shimelle, for coming up with these challenges! If not for this challenge, I would not have this page that I cherish so much, and I am so thankful!l   

I would love to see your take on this week's challenge! Share your link at the Facebook Group "Scrapbook Like A Superhero" or at and happy creating!

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