Sunday, April 15, 2012

SYC, Use Only Paper!

This month the challenge at SYC is to make a project entirely out of just paper! I cheated a little and used Thickers, but in the end they're made out of paper that counts, right? I started out laying down three pictures of me last summer when I had a frizz explosion on a 12x12 piece of Kraft cardstock. My husband and I were meeting friends down in Wilmington, NC and I was running late. I knew I wouldn't have time to let my hair air dry curly. So I went against my better judgment and blow dried my hair knowing once I went out, it wouldn't be long till my hair frizzed out. So I took a picture before I left the comfort of my central air conditioned house, one when we got the the restaurant, and one when I returned home. Anyways, that's the back story to this layout and my evolution of frizz! Gosh, it is tough being a curly girl in the South!!

After adhering the three 4x6 photos I cut up different scrap paper in two by four inch pieces on my paper trimmer. I inked the edges lightly with Hero Arts ink in Wet Cement to give them all something to tie them together. Then I adhered them down laying each on top of the other piece. This gave it a little more dimension. I cut a die cut in Cream out on my Silhouette and then cut a tiny strip of Kraft cardstock. I took the tiny piece of Kraft and adhered it to the die cut and then rounded the edges. I took a white gel pen and wrote summer sideways on it, then took the Thickers and spelled out my title. Underneath the pictures I placed a cream strip that I cut with a punch. Then I took the gel pen and journaled a bit and then took a black marker and wrote on the punched trim, "Humidity is a curly girl's worst enemy!"

I hope you liked my layout and will try out the challenge this month at SYC!! I know you all have heaps of paper you have been hoarding or scraps that are taking over your crafty nook! Get to it ladies and show me what you can do with paper!!! Click the blinky below to see more inspiration!

Inky and glittery fingers for all!


  1. What frizzy hair Gaby!
    Your hair looks gorgeous and such a cool it.....

  2. I LOVE this!!! Your hair looks REALLY cute like that though!!! My hair gets FRIZ-ZIE!! NJ is FAMOUS for humid summers! My hair is a HOT MESS after I go out with blown dry hair!

    LOVE this!!!

    Crafty Hugs,