Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Life in Cartoon

This is a layout I have done for the True Xo Xo Scrapbooking design team submission.  I am sorry for the photos, but it seems that however I try to photograph them they come out too dark or two light and I cannot find any middle ground, grr.

For the DT submisson I had to show how I was inspired by or scraplifting any of the DT layouts used in challenge 27 on True Xo Xo Scrapbooking . So to I had to consider colour, design, subject or wording. 

 This is the layout I chose to scraplift which is by 

The aspects of Tiffany's layout that inspired me where the bright, fun and funky colours she used and I tried to incorporate this is my own layout and the hand written title alongside shop bought alphas.   I also love the grid format and the random embellishments across the layout.

Take a look at her fantastic blog by clicking on her name above or her layout below!

I chose to scraplift this layout as it was a simple, interesting but graphic, which is not the style I normally go for.  I also chose to use Kraft cardstock (like Tiffany) as I knew I was going to using bright photographs.

I discovered a programme called Cartoonize which lets you import your photograph and converts it into a 'cartoon like' photograph.  I converted 3 photographs to use on this layout and chose to print them on canvas to give them a 'fabric like' look.    

I used new products from the Papermania Boofle range such as clear stamps and the self adhesive fabric.  I stamped the Boffle image but decided not to colour it in as I think it represents cartoons when they have 1st been drawn.

I used:

Sugarloaf Strokes Black Pen
Sakura Gelly Roll - Fl Green
Sakura Glaze - Black
Design Objectives- Boofle Stamp
Design Objectives - 12 x 12 Self Adhesive Fabric
American Crafts Foam Shapes
Making Memories - Just Chillin' Canvas Alphas
Ranger Liquid Pearls - Ruby Red
Papermania Kraft Cardstock

I really enjoyed putting this layout together.

Thanks for looking and remember .......

A day without scrapping is like a day without sunshine!



  1. Very cute!Great job on the squares and photo blocking! Thanks for playing along at True XOXO:)

  2. Gorgeous layout Lynne. It looks fantastic. We are glad to have inspired you. Thanks for playing along at True XOXO

  3. ooh- thanks for scraplifting me on this one, LOVE it!! your pics are absolutely adorable, thanks for joining in our Pinterest challenge at True XOXO=) Tiffany