Friday, September 18, 2009

rusty pickle blog hop...

friends give you the strength to dive in and the courage to ride the waves

you made it… to the next stop on the rusty pickle blog hop! hope you’re finding some inspiration along your way.

my project is a single page layout using some of my favorite tips and techniques.
1. i love incorporating the title and the journaling all in one. it makes things so much easier… for me. plus i like the way it looks.
2. painting. the brown background paper is actually painted with brown paint. it’s not that i didn’t like the boats it had on it…i just wanted them to be more subtle. so don’t be afraid to paint on anything and everything.
3. scrunching paper: i soaked the yellow sun paper behind the photos crumpled it up into a little ball, let it dry out in the sun and then ironed it. finally I distressed it some more with ink.
4. sewing: come on try it! you know you want to. if you haven’t sewn on paper you must try it! i bet it’s way easier than you think it is.
5. when you think you are out of fonts or lettering…look at your papers. the words “you” and “ride” were cut out from the tropical hangover paper.

so there you have it… some of my favorite things to do on layouts…at the moment lol. oh p.s. i also love staples…why use so much adhesive when you can just staple things on? lol
i hope you enjoy the rest of you blog hopping. your next stop will be the fabulous and fast paced {julie walton} :) i’m sure you are going to love her beautiful project. rumor has it that she is also hosting a fabulous giveaway. speaking of giveaways…i should do one here to! you could win all of the rusty pickle supplies to make this layout and more:) all you have to do is leave a comment and i will draw at random. so you can just introduce yourself…talk about rusty pickle or any other pieces of info you would like to share. it’s that easy! what are you waiting for? leave a comment and then hop over to {julie’s blog}. and p.p.s. thanks for stopping by.

81 comments:

Pamela said...

This is awesome Noeleen! I love it!!! :)

Beckie Dreyer said...

OOo I love all the letters and the huge title which just jumps at you! Fantastic!

Jocelyn said...

Love this....great colors and details!!! :)

Sharon said...

A beautiful LO. I love the techniques used.

Carolyn Lontin said...

Fab layout! Great colors!

Eva said...

Love this layout...the way you used the alphas is striking!

Rebecca Kvenvolden said...

wow... that is an AMAZING layout!! thanks for sharing!

Vicki said...

WOW that is really an inspiring title!! Great colors and I love the little bits and pieces!!

Colleen said...

Love the layout and several of your other creations. Very inspiring.

Brenda said...

So much to look at - great layout!

Ahauna said...

Gorgeous! I loved all the unique techniques you've used in this l.o. I love everything about it.

Julie said...

That is great! I really like how you did the title!

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

What a great layout!

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Snips and Snails said...

I love all the different textures on this layout. Super job.

LG said...

that layout is amazing. i totally love it!

Charlene said...

This is a truly beautiful porject. I am loving the blog hop and picking up some really great ideas from you talented artists. Pick me please.

magicwanda said...

Great work and blog
Wanda

juliem said...

I love some of your techniques. I need to try them.

nandmmom said...

Great Layout, love the depth.

IrisGoddess said...

Cool pages! I love all the little details!

Heather McDaniel said...

I loooove what you did! I love the grungy distressed antique look but I feel that I never quite accomplish it in my work. Thank you for the tips.

laterg8r said...

love all the diff techniques you used in your title - well worth it :D

Sarah (UKS Smelly) said...

Stunning noeleen, well done

Sharla said...

I love how creative you got with the title and letters...very cool!

Cathy said...

awesome page, love the staples, and the huge title

Liz Chidester said...

What a great way to add your title! Love the variety.

ellen s. said...

way cool!

Erin Gudge said...

Great job! I love long titles, they make me so happy!

Southernbelle said...

This is gorgeous! I love the lettering!

Southernbelle said...

This is gorgeous! I love the lettering!

Karen said...

Awesome!! Beautiful layout and details!

DebW said...

Incredible! TFS!

Shannon said...

AWESOME!!! Love how you used the different type on the layout!!

NANCY DARE said...

loved your lo & your blog!

Chris said...

Cute Noeleen! I love the title work!

Jules said...

Gorgeous Noeleen ...

rachaelwood said...

Panama Jack makes me happy. very cute!

Atticelf said...

Wow - you've got a lot going on with that LO - love it!

Jan Scholl said...

I remember buying my first Rusty Pickle papers a bazillion years ago. I liked that they weren't kiddish but worked with so many projects. This set of stickers and papers is very much the same way. I am glad haven't changed perspective.

Stacy said...

Love the journaling. Great layout!!

AScrappersDelight said...

I love your use of so many fonts/sizes. Very pleasing to the eye!

AlTeRiN fOoL said...

tooo cute! Great LO

Haley said...

I love the title treatment! It pops right off the page!

Katrina said...

Noeleen, I love the fact you combine title and journaling.....I am not much of a journalist myself...so that idea I love!!!!

Beth Warren said...

Beautiful layout, great job!

Tiffany said...

My favorite part about the layout is the title/quote...how wonderful!!!

Sandy said...

This fantabulous...I have never used any RP products so would love to win your RAK....you have done a fatastic job...thanx for sharing your talent!

Denim Rose said...

Great project, lol, and "hi" I'm Lainie, first time blog hopper and lifelong scrap-aholic...lol.

Sue McGettigan said...

That's a wonderful layout, I like the way you threaded the text across and through the layout!

Tracey Locher said...

What a great layout and I love your "title/journal" technique!

Kathie said...

Love this Noleen...lots of fun techniques! Thanks for sharing!

TP Creations said...

Love the layout. It would make an awesome title page for a friend album.....HUMMMMMMMM that gets me thinking

LotsToScrap said...

Love the way you put your tags on a string!!!

~ Amy W ~ said...

So happy to see another journal/title maker! Love the page :)

Cheryl H said...

Great LO. I too like using staples. (all colors)

silvia said...

WOW!!! Amazing LO!!!

Heidi E. said...

Love it.. Its such a fun page..

Kate said...

Ooh that LO is beautiful!

Paper Dolls said...

I love your quote and photos. They are quite lovely!

Rose Ann said...

Wonderful idea- incorporating your title and journaling. Staples are on of my favs also.

Count me in on your blog candy giveaway. Thank you!

Have a good night!

Pam said...

Great work...enjoyed your project.

TheresaE said...

nice layout. I especially liked how you incorporated the title and journaling.

STAMPMOM9 said...

Oh Noeleen you are just the sweetest!! How cute and creative is that lo!! I love it!! The tags...too cute!! The pics are priceless!! Love the family pics too. Thank you, Dawn

scrapbookmom79 said...

What great techinques!! I'll be trying some =}

Simply Me said...

awesome page I love,love the saying.

Robin said...

LOVE! LOVE! the lo! But I have to say my favorite item on you blog is the puzzle book that makes into a lo! That totally rocks! I have see a lot of awesome stuff today blog hopping, but I have to say so far hands down that is my fav!

jjindp said...

Love love love this page. It's so appropriate it for my station in life. It touched me. Thanks

Dragonlady said...

Hi Noeleen

Great page. Love all the different lettering.

Ali x

Robyn W said...

thanks for your part in the blog hop

Chris said...

Lovely to find your blog as part of the RP blog hop! Your layout is wonderfully creative, I love the letters and the colours from this RP line. Beautiful work. Chris :)

Bec said...

Great layout!!!
Love what you have done...

weewiccababe said...

stunning LO Noeleen
thanks for sharing
Debbi
xx

Sandi said...

Awesome layout!

liliput said...

Awesome project Noeleen and thank you for sharing your fave tips and techniques :)

Charisma3103 said...

Hi Noeleen I love your Layout.. My name is Janie and I have seen you on scrapbook.com I have you ookmarked on there as one of my favs. Well can't wait to see more of your awe inspiring work Hugs..

Reel Girl said...

You have fabulous techniques going on in this layout - I love that you painted the background paper - I am for sure tucking that idea away for future reference!
I just love all of your distressing and painting and EVERYTHING!

Mou S said...

Love the title work :)

Cathleen said...

Noleen - I love this! You're so talented!

Terri ( Meterr) said...

I love the colours you used!!!

TCrampton said...

LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas. xx

Beth Root: Music Teacher said...

Just beautiful...I love the collected look!!!!!