They say things look best gathered in odd numbers (you know Fibonacci and all that jazz). That is what this post is all about! Here is a collection of projects all featuring FIVE of something.
I printed the same photo five times in sepia tone and layered it on the page to signify the many layers of my marriage. Though the page does not elaborate on this in detail, we were once divorced and have since remarried. These separate relationships are again repeated metaphorically with the division of the page into two sections.
I submitted this for MMM 09–didn't make it but I am really pleased with my submission and how all of my pages turned out! This page was for the theme of “I Believe” and I did send in the original. So this one is probably landfill fodder now BUT I made sure I had enough supplies to replicate it so that will be happening here pretty quick! LOL I think I did some of my best work for this submission (and I got some scrapping done too! LOL)
Adhesives – PVA by LineCo, Glue Dots, Tombow Mono Adhesive Runner, Foam Squares by 3L Scrapbook Adhesives, Scotch ATG
Transparency – Hambly
Patterned Paper – Basic Grey, KI Memories/Love, Elsie, My Mind's Eye, Dream Street, Collage Press
Cardstock – Bazzill
Punches – EK Success
Die cuts – Accu-cut (birds), Sizzix (felt flower), Quickutz Silhouette (words)
Paint – Ranger Adirondack
Pen – EK Success Zig Writer
Trim – May Arts
Fabrics – Joann's Fabrics (felt), Levi's 501 Jeans (denim)
Fonts – Dyspepsia, Will & Grace, Machine Script, Thiamine (all from dafont.com)
Ink – Colorbox Chalk Ink
Photo Editing Software – Adobe Photoshop 7.0
Five sizes of circles that is! It can be anything you want to have 5 sizes of but I’ve used circles on this one. (three sizes of red circles, the big green circle in the back and the circle journaling spot).
Paper – A2Z Essentials, Basic Grey (red)
Punches – Stampin Up, EK Success
Journal Spot – Heidi Swapp
Take Out Box, Tiny Alpha Stickers – EK Success
Felt Alphas – American Crafts
Brads – Queen & Company
Five Kinds of Embellishments
This layout is of Matthew, I only had four photos and I knew I wanted a strip of this striped paper through the middle somehow. I used rows of the embellishments to help divide the page even more.
All of the paper, journal spots,buttons, and labels are from the Sept Polka Dot Whimsy kit.
Rubons, Brads – American Crafts
Rub On Letters – Scrapworks
Paint – Making Memories
Pen – Martha Stewart Crafts
Okay, I hear ya…five flowers isn’t really challenging, right? Well, how about 5 flowers on a boy page? Two of the flowers have “Boy” brads in the centers – one is a robot and the other says “Funny”. Two use some hand painted Christmas buttons I have had in my stash for YEARS and the last one is a crocheted and dyed flower I bought from Starr Altered on Etsy last year—this is one of the last ones I have from that set of 16!!
I also used 5 techniques on this one: borders, paint, inking, funky titles, and splitting the journal box.
I used five different patterned papers on this page. From left to right…
- Kraft Paper –
It actually has flowers printed on one side that I thought were horrid so I covered them up.
- Orange Swirls -From GCD. These are scraps from the “Family Ties” page I made yesterday.
- Green Print –
Scenic Route I just got this in my Polka Dot Whimsy kit yesterday. It matches perfectly!
- Rust and Green Dot – Another GCD paper scrap left from the “Family Ties” layout.
- Brown and green floral. Also from GCD. I really like this paper even though it is what I would call “old lady”. I have no fall pictures so I just had to match the colors.
The “Backyard Sign” is from Karen Foster and the willow transparency is Fancy Pants (also in Polka Dot Whimsy Kit). The scalloped edge and cardstock are from Bazzill. I did the scalloped circle using Fiskars Cloud” Paper Edging Scissors.
4 thoughts on “Simple Five Fridays #6 – A Collection of Five”
great layouts!!! i’m glad you like your polka whimsy kits :) you know i love mine!!!
Matthew just cracks me up with his “gnome” friend. Your last several layouts with Matthew taking such an interest in the gnome are too cute! he has a little buddy…
YOu never cease to amaze me with your talent. I am scraplifting all of these!!! :)
I really like all of these pages, but I especially love the first layout the one with you and your husband and your touching story.