Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Scraptastic Club | Heart It Races...

Hi Everyone!  Today I want to share two layouts I've created using this month's gorgeous Heart It Races kit from Scraptastic Club!  As soon as I saw this kit I fell in love with the colors! And when I teamed some of the papers from the kit up with this silly photo of Cam, a crazy idea "popped" into my head.  Yes! That's right, pop culture references immediately started gathering and I couldn't go past the look on my his face and "uber male model" Zoolander.
products used: Scraptastic Club Kit - Heart It Races; Add-on - Heart It Races; Flair Badges - Heart It Races; other - Jillibean Soup wood sprinkle; paint; tools - typewriter.

Cam has absolutely no idea who Zoolander is... yet.  But with pop culture so prevalent, as he grows older, he will no doubt discover why I linked this particular photo with this title.
I've layered many of the embellishments found in the kit, to form a cluster at the bottom of the page and created a countdown "3, 2, 1" above the photo in subtle reference to getting ready to have a photo taken (or posing to have a photo taken!!) which is what he did here.
To balance the white space at the top of the page, I've added a few embellishment strips in colors that also create a visual triangle with the rest of the layout.
My journaling has been typed directly onto white cardstock and tucked behind the embellishment cluster.
Zoolander references may be 'old school' now but the same idea of using pop culture sayings or memes can apply to almost any scrapbooking situation.  This second layout has been created with a more recent pop culture phenomenon - The Hunger Games.

products used: Scraptastic Club Kit - Heart It Races; Add-on - Heart It Races; Cut Aparts - Heart It Races; Clear Stamps - Sentiment Series October other - paint; tools - typewriter; machine stitching.
The quote which inspired me to create this layout has been included in the journaling.
"May the odds be ever in your favour".
I've just added my own twist to the sentiment, linking it to the "foodie" photo.  The title reference has been used to reinforce the "food" message and also link to the quote I originally started with.
One of the patterned paper borders, had the word "scrumptious" written on it and so I trimmed it to suit my page.
And the rub-on arrows have been used as another reference to the title origins.
Finally I've added extra layers from the embellishments in the kit and trimmed the cut aparts to include the dart image.

There are so many pop culture references that apply to photos I've snapped of my children, I'm sure I will be using more in the future. What are some of your favourites? Thanks for visiting..x



Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your titles ROCK!!!! These are FABULOUS!!!!!!!!

Ashley Horton said...

Awesome layouts Leanne! Such a fun use of pop culture for your inspiration and I love the mix of Yellow and Orange on your first layout!!

Kim said...

These are so much fun Leanne!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

These are both so fun and cool! :D