Monday, July 18, 2011

Using Packaging

I am a bit of a hoarder when it comes to packaging and it paid off this week the bonus handout was all about using packaging so I decided to finally use the saved up packaging to create this layout.

 Apart from the black and white cardstock the patterned items are all from Prima Packaging including some of the plastic flower backings.  I used the same layout sketch as from my post yesterday.  I started off thinking I would do another sketch but the mojo was slow and time was at a premium so I reverted back to the familiar one and am pleased with the way it turned out.  This week's class sketch is very versatile. 
 Tim Holtz film strip was used to border the three tiny photos. 
 I felt that the row of circles depicted soccer balls.   The layout was finished with a Prima bling flourish. 
 The photo is sewn onto a frame of Prima Packaging.
The layout was finished with yellow and green ric-rac and a soccer ball brad together with more packaging with the words grow, play and COURAGE.
Prima have been leaders in providing pretty packaging but more suppliers now seem to be doing the same so consider how you  could use what you are throwing away.  Recently I was given some gifts wrapped in beautiful paper so have saved them in the hope just the right layout will be worthy of it - that way it is saved. Not  only is Nic's class making me more aware of the colours around me I will probably be hoarding more (lol). 

Hope your Monday is going to plan.  Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. 

Goodbye for now.


Rachel F said...

wow Diane this layout is awesome!
Well done

Sonya said...

WTG Dianne! Im a hoarder as well, except I tend to hoard for a year, have a major 'clean up' and throw my hoard out...then begin hoarding all over again! Love your page and your pop of greeen! I thought about doing this class as well, but knew I wouldnt have the time at the moment. Wish I'd found time now!

Joanne Flannery said...

Hi Dianne
Wow your page is soooo cool, you would never guess it's all packaging, very clever.
Pleased you are enjoying Nic's class.