This month's challenge is not that difficult, if you know what "thing" to scrap about. The use of mixed alphas is nothing new to me and I figured I'll put the layout together first and then select the alphas that will work well with the look of my layout. It didn't take long for me to figure out what "thing" I consider as one of my prized possessions. In fact, I love it so much that this isn't the first time I made a layout for it. However, I didn't think I did it justice the first time as that layout booted me out of my first Scrappin Moms Idol competition. So I thought I'll make a new one and give it the honor it deserves. Here's my layout in honor of my MacBook.
Here's a closer look:
One thing I do when I want a quick page is to break it down to a smaller layout like an 8.5 x 11 or an 8 x 8, then mount it on a 12 x 12. That's exactly what I did here. I used an 8.5 x 11 white cardstock which I distress with ink as base. After I've assembled everything on this smaller page, I then mounted it on my pre-selected 12 x 12 patterned paper. After that, I just added a few more embellishments and a bit of stamping to finish the page. I chose this Sassafrass line because the subject of my layout is a gadget. The robots kinda support the hi-tech feel. Anyway, the busy patterned paper was offset by the plain white CS so I thought it worked out pretty well.
See the details and the other entries here. I hope I get picked this time!