Monday, April 09, 2012

It's hip to be square!

Okay. I admit.
I saw American Psycho once, a long time ago, and while I do NOT appreciate movies about killing for fun, I could not stop laughing at the scene where Bale prances around in a rain coat, singing Huey Lewis' praises while arranging his axe for the upcoming murder...
(And it MIGHT have had something to do with the fact that they actually gave enough clues that I was pretty much certain that it was all .. less real than it seemed.)

Anyhow. Hip to be square. I once, back in the day, when I just started out scrapbooking (so - in 2006 or something?) made an LO with that title.
This weekend, on Scraplagret's CC, there is a challenge with that exact name. Hip to be square. The idea is to make an LO with mostly squares. Not easy. At all. Starting with the fact that I scrap a4. Not exactly square.
But I tried.

Here's the result:

Bazzill white OP
Pattern papers: Lily Bee
Stamps: Inkadinkado & office outlet (the date stamp)
Flowers: Petaloo and some turquoise ones from my drawer
Bling from You Do
Butterfly punch: Martha Stewart
Distress inks, mini mister, Glossy Accents & stickles from Ranger
Alpha from American Crafts

Here be squares:
3 pattern paper squares behind/beside the photos.
The photos were sewn in a square.
I stamped squares by and diagonally around the papers/photos.
The title is square'ish (thanks to the brackets).
I printed the journaling out onto a square and tried placing the strips back in a square.

I don't know if I'll be disqualified. I might be. Tons of other elements going on, I admit that. Buuuuuut... I had FUN and it got my inspiration going, so no matter what, I'm happy!

...and I might also have gotten a VERY fun email the other day. One that made me go all bouncy and giddy. I miiight. But there's no telling, for sure... ;)

Go on now. Go make yourself a wonderful day!
I'm sure you deserve it.


13 sweethearts left feedback:

citronlime said...

Helt sjukt snyggt!!! Jag ser massor med fyrkanter ;)

Ang American Psycho...jag påbörjade boken för ca 12 år sen...jag har fortfarande inte läst ut den för att den är så brutal! Jag har ungefär 50 sidor kvar, och jag samlar fortfarande mod för att kunna läsa ut den.
Så du kan ju tänka dig vad jag tyckte om filmen; den är ren komedi! Jag skrattade också...det gjorde jag INTE när jag läste boken!

Emmy said...

Så fin så fin!!! Vilken söt liten apa till karl du har! :)
Ser ett par fyrkanter iaf! :D
Tack för ditt bidrag!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeee your lo!! I loveeeeeeeee how you stitched the photos and the title! This is BEAUTIFUL!!

Umenorskan said...

Jättefin, även journalingen nere till höger är i kvadrat.

scrappin_in_AK said...

awesome page - love how you have the eye drawn up the page and all the in the sky elements

justnujusthar said...

Snygg layout! Snitsig rubrik också :)

Anna said...

Hahaha, älskar fotot och titeln! Det blev ju jättefint och jag ser absolut fyrkanterna!

pruts said...

again .... great lo !!!

Alex said...

Hihi... vilken rolig! Men ack så fin samtidigt. Och ja... jag ser också kvadraterna!

(vill veta vad det var för mail du har fått!!!)

Jennie M said...

I really love this. I especially love the layering. :)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Fabulous!!! Love your layout!!! Didn't like that movie at all!!! :D

Stephi said...

rolig o snygg

Keri said...

This is beautiful and super-unique...LOVE how the stitching looks over the puffy foam letters, and love all the thoughtful square, can't wait to hear about your happy, giddy email news. :)