Scooter | Using twine techniques

Last Saturday was (Inter)National Scrapbooking Day, and I participated by taking part in the Creative Crop over at Big Picture Classes, which included 12 challenges. That means I’ve got 12 layouts to share! I’m going to only post one a day, however, so that I have time to write a bit about each of them.

This page was inspired by Megan Hoeppner‘s challenge to use a baker’s twine technique on a layout. She shared 10 techniques (how awesome is that!?!), and I ended up scooping up two for this page.

Scooter | Using twine techniques

I only have one color of baker’s twine: aqua. We use it for shop packaging. So I browsed through photos in iPhoto until some aqua popped out at me (My process is so sophisticated, n’est pas? LOL). These photos are of the day Jake first got his scooter, Father’s Day 2009.

The shirt Jake’s wearing is from one of our favorite Etsy shops, Dark Cycle Clothing, and the color just happened to work perfectly with my twine. Using these photos also meant that I’d get to use the papers from the POW! line by Kim of Art Equals Happy that I’ve been hoarding since 2008.

Scooter | Using twine techniques

Technique 1 with twine was writing a title using twine and a glue pen. I had Jake write it (his handwriting is so much prettier) and we both hurried to lay the twine down before the glue dried. Team scrapbooking! That won’t be happening again for a while.

Also up there: I cut up a bunch of smaller frames and pasted the lines together to make a larger frame that would fit my focal photo and would match the other frames on the page.

Scooter | Using twine techniques

Technique 2 with twine was “sewing” it on the page with an embroidery needle to make lines for journaling.

Scooter | Using twine techniques

I am so in love with this page! And I’m happy to have finally made it; I’ve been holding on to the idea forever!

Do have something stored away that you’ve been meaning to use?