Saturday, June 30, 2012

Heart and Soul in Under an Hour with Christa

Today, I want to share with you a revelation I recently had and perhaps challenge YOU to give this process a try! Very recently I was challenged to create a layout in under an hour! "Impossible", I thought! How could I create something I loved in such a short time frame? Well as it turns out, when I limited my choices and 'made' myself adhere the elements and didn't spend tons of time labouring over every little bit, I found that my natural preferences and style flowed. I actually love how it turned out.

So here it is; in all it's 43 minute glory. That includes the choosing of papers, pictures, misting, drying, sewing, sanding, cutting, inking and adhering.

I chose Simple Stories Summer fresh line and used a subtle pattern for the background. The chevron piece is also from that line. I used Mr. Huey mist in a brown colour and misted in the upper right. Sensitive to my hour limit I used my heat tool to dry the mist! I am not a fan of dry time! I added a burlap heart some washi and a few twine hand stitches.
I wanted to use a play on words for my title since my cutie is chewing on his shoes, but I really do love him heart and soul! I chose several fonts for my title and wanted the emphasis to fall on the heart and soul part. My red chipboard letters are sanded and inked.  My 'heart' scrabble letters were actually purchased to make a "Father's" Day card and when I looked  at them sitting on my desk,  they suddenly made the word HEART (minus the f)! It was a magical scrappy moment.
I loved this challenge. I think scrapping in this short time period really distills your style and preferences down to the ultimate essence of YOU.  I sincerely hope you will give yourself a chance to try this process (maybe more than once) and learn something about what you love to do.
Until next time,

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MaryAnn said...

beautiful page Christa.

Joanne said...

Oh Christa! This is an amazing layout! I love everything about it - especially the burlap hearts!!

Cathy said...

Christa, this is beautiful, simply breath taking! I love every detail!

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Sarah C said...

This is a beautiful layout. Wow! I love all your elements and am super impressed with your one hour time limit. Whoo hoo! Impressive!!

Karen Conner said...

You certainly can't tell it was done under 60 min! It's wonderful! Love the red tape on top of the hearts.

Ann said...

Nice work, Christa! Love that you could create something so wonderful in such a short time!
- Ann Jobes