Sunday, 7 May 2017

FTLOPP Blog Hop | Laura Rumble



This post is part of the National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop hosted by
 

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The theme for the Blog Hop is “Favourite Technique” 
My favourite technique is to gather random things from my desktop and use them up rather than tidy them away!  
It's a good excuse not to tidy!



As you can see in my video I just gathered things from pots and piles, and a few pieces from my Silhouette Cameo cutting binge.


I find wood veneer tricky when it looks like wood so I often colour it.  With a coat off gesso pretty much anything will stick on a wood veneer.


This is one of my favourite techniques because nothing is wasted, every tiny scrap can find a home on a 'desk layout'.  Also, your layout is not expensive!  I feel guilty if I use lots of expensive embellishments on one layout.


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40 comments:

  1. I have a tray on my desk for this very reason - to collect little bits and pieces. I don't colour wood veneer very often, must try that. Lovely page

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  2. Great idea! Although I'm very particular with my layouts πŸ˜‚

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  3. Wow, never tidying up....now there's a good idea! Thanks for the inspiration xx

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  4. I need to do this more 'cause I hate clearing up! Haha x

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  5. Good idea, i have just started to leave a few sprays and inks on my desk and a pouch with ephemera and embellishments in. Love the Alderney stamp, i live in Guernsey

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  6. One never thought about colouring wood veneer before now going to try this.

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  7. I sometimes do this with bigger bits & pieces & I like to color wood veneer also

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  8. I so need to work on this. I am useless at using up my tiny pieces and often scrap with a fort of left over scrappy bits piled up around me. I wish I had your discipline and creative imagination to be able to turn my leftovers into such pretty pages x

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  9. I love adding bits and pieces at random left on my desk to my pages -they usually create nice surprise! A great tip for using gesso on wood veneer shapes!

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  10. I collect all my bits and pieces but never use them. It's time I did 😊 Thanks for reminding me.

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  11. I often keep interesting bits of paper but a lot goes in the bin as I don't have a dedicated scrap space so have to tidy up so we have somewhere to eat. Lovely idea and true use of the word "scrap" booking.

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  12. Wish I read this post 2 hours ago. I've just finished sorting scrap paper in piles of ' Bin & keep' my bin pile has just gone in the Bin & my keeps have been sorted into colours and shapes and sizes. Lol. Great blog hop thankyou it's so nice to see a UK hop. X.

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  13. Not sure all the bits on my desk would fit on a page LOL. Love this idea though, Laura, and that's a super page :)
    Susan x

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  14. Ooooh I think I've already commented on your blog lol.

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  15. Great idea, not sure the control freak in me could manage it though πŸ˜†

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  16. I really have to stop clearing up in between each layout ;-) I love this idea but I'm so OCD about a clear desk there's never much there. Good excuse to be a bit messy I think!

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  17. Beautiful layout and great way to use up every bit :)

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  18. Always love your layouts Laura and sometimes I do the same using leftovers but need to do more of it

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  19. I used to collect all my little bits of paper as I had a Sapphire machine but it stopped working so now I clear as I go. :(

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  20. Definitely will try this. We end up with so many bits left over. Lovely layout ☺

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  21. Love your style, Laura. Who can bear to throw anything away!!?? Well done.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret

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  22. I tend to clear away inbetween lay outs, but maybe next time I will do this instead

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  23. Some great ideas Laura especially as I hate tidying up! I shall also try a coat of gesso on my wood veneer

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  24. Love how you have used up your bits and bobs and created a super page in the process, excellent. BJ

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  25. How clever you are Laura. I will try this, but I may never post a resulting LO, I rather suspect it will look a bit rubbish! Fascinating that you don't use the laser wood pieces 'naked' very often.....I never cover or colour mine. I suspect it's idleness.....!

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  26. Fab 'technique' Laura :) we all need to do this more! Love that you've altered the wood veneer by coating it is gesso first, genius xx

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  27. This is a technique I use often. Love your layout

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  28. Lovely, especially like the coloured wood veneer & might give this a go. I'm trying to use left over bits and bobs in my Travellers Notebook which I keep on my desk. Thank you.

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  29. Altered wood veneer, I like it. Thanks for sharing your layout and you techniques.

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  30. I use this technique a lot! πŸ˜‚ I tend to colour my wood veneer with sharpies - will definitely explore some other ideas. Beautiful layout.

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  31. I've got a couple of bowls on my desk with bits and bobs in that I can't be bothered to put away. It's such a good idea as they get used as they are within reach x

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  32. Oooo, interesting technique. I'll have to try that.

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  33. I love this technique of yours Laura. Not one that I could do as I craft on the dining room table and have to clear completely away after playing! Great idea though.xx

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  34. Cute layout. I also find wood veneer difficult to use without changing colour or texture or both. At the moment I'm enjoying faux rust or patina techniques

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  35. What lovely things you had 'left over' - all your layouts must be so pretty!

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  36. My desk is so small if I don't tidy everything away at the end it would be a nightmare!

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  37. I could probably fill several albums with layouts made with this technique, looking at my work surface right now... πŸ˜‰ But seriously, this would be a proper challenge, considering that everything have to make sense and be in context on my layouts... I might just try it, just to stretch my boundaries...

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  38. I so very rarely do this, but it looks like an easy way to get a quick extra page from a crafting session.

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  39. My desk is also my dining room table so everything always has to be cleared as soon as I finish a scrap session! Although I'm glad as I'm pretty sure the whole dining room table would be non-existent otherwise haha.

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