Friday, 3 June 2016

Let's make a Record

My layout today comes with the help of a time machine. Kind of. Back in 2014 I contributed a project to a class taught by the most excellent May Flaum: called "Supplies on Hand", the aim was to get us all using up scrapbooking supplies, and my project had a lot to do with a great big stack of patterned paper. When it was finished it looked like this:


The basic plan is one for using up sheets of your favourite papers by layering them up, one over the other, and attaching them with washi tape, so you have a stack of patterns you love, all on one 12x12 background. And if you are going to add everything you have been saving all onto one layout, you need a special subject, right?

So I came up with the idea of a time capsule page. Pick something you want to plan for the future, or something you dream about: something about which you have plenty to say....

....note it all down, page after page....

....layer it up....

....make sure you date it...

....and then put it away in a safe place...

....until you are ready to dare yourself to open it up and look back at what you hoped for.

The basic steps are these:



- a blue sky background as a base, with a  layer to hold a title


 and journaling


 ..with a further sheet, full of words. I gessoed a little.


and added a further layer, with embellishments and a picture.

And then I slipped the whole thing into a page protector and popped it into an album, where it has stayed hidden until now. Of course, the question is..

....how much longer will it stay under wraps? It's a page about travel dreams. And so far this year we have no firm plan....

13 comments:

helena said...

I love this idea - think I'll go and write down what I'm thinkign about an upcoming holiday - not the same tiem scale as yours but it would be interesting to then compare to refelctions after the holiday

Sandra said...

What a clever idea

Karen said...

Fascinating idea, and process! Do you have a list of possible holiday destinations?

Lizzy Hill said...

STILL no plans?? Might be just as well with all the rain Europe is getting. Might be better staying closer to home!!! Love the layered look. VERY clever! And what a fabulous idea with the journaling!!! My fave bit is the deer.... dunno why. That bit of twine really attracted me. Might have to get my twine 'on'!!!! Have a lovely weekend:):)

Lisa said...

Beautiful. Just like all your pages. You have a style that I come back to over and over again as something I'd like to bring into my own pages. So clever and such a great idea. Addition it to my list of inspiration!

Jo said...

Such a great idea, it's almost like a mini album on a page!

Patio Postcards said...

I like the idea of using stuff in the stash & of course I have been sort of doing the same thing, making layouts, then taking the photos, it is a formula working for me so far ... ah summer plans, ah travel plans ... and won't that be a delight when the two blend & become a destination for you & yours.

Carmen said...

I love this idea and one I am tempted to do - not so much for travel as I am beginning to doubt ever getting Craig on a plane... perhaps see more of the UK. But other plans, see how far they go.

As always, love your layers and colours - always look so gorgeous.

A placement in Oslo eh? That sounds so exciting!

Maggie said...

This is a bit like opening a diary that you have stowed away. I used to sporadically write one. I recently re read what I wrote about my last year at school. Interesting reading especially as my youngest is at the same stage. Certainly seemed a lot more worried about boys than I was about the success of my exams!

Mitra Pratt said...

ohhhhh I always LOVE your style! So pretty! And you are teasing us a little....what fun!

Louise said...

very clever Sian, i spy Japan and there we were talking about it as a place we'd like to visit very soon x

Ruth said...

Great idea, as is ABBA the Museum :)

Missus Wookie said...

What a fun idea - I like the idea of using all the layers together like that. Nice to spy the possible places too - even the words make me dream just a bit...

My parents are away to exotic places, now they're just the two of them they can do that they tell me. So maybe one day :)

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