Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tales of a Craft Class Junkie: Story Play

I have to confess. I haven't been signing up for a lot of classes lately. Both my time and money have to be budgeted right now.  You might have heard me mention in the past month about how our highschool homeschool endeavors are occupying much of my time. There is,however, one class I always make time for...Masterful Scrapbook Design.

This month, Masterful Scrapbook Design is focusing on Story Play. While I know that I choose embellishments, paper and motif with the story in mind, I am still often left feeling that I could do a bit more. After reading through the e-zine, I decided to start off simple. I decided to make my title pop and to focus a bit of the visual story telling side.

Old School Telephone by Christy Strickler |Supplies Patterned Paper: Basic Grey, October Afternoon, Elle's Studio; Letters, Journal Card: October Afternoon; Digital Paper and Embellishments: Down This Road Designs, Echo Park; Template: Fiddle Dee Dee Designs

My efforts to make the title interesting are in many ways considerably a weaker effort than the ideas given in the e-zine. Despite this, I still like my title. I chose to print a schoolhouse die cut from a digital kit. So the title reads Old School Telephone with the word school represented by the image. All of the papers were chosen with care. The base is a ledger print which reminds me of an old address book. The grey paper has wavelengths which remind me of sound traveling. The telephones and number prints are obvious choices for a phone layout.

I still have a ways to go in expanding my own story play. The month might be over, but there is still time to play along. On October 1st, the Scrapbook Coach accompaniment will be launched. I plan to work through each of the story based layouts with the process videos. I am also very excited about the new look book. It will be available in November. 

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