Turning Trash to Treasure with Joni!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Hi everyone...Joni here today sharing a fun colorful layout that I did after I found myself sitting at my scrapbook table frustrated with my son for leaving his "trash" on my table.

I wanted to share how I created the really cool circular design that houses my title using GELATO's and my son's leftover trash that I mentioned!

Does everyone know what a SPIROGRAPH is?
It's a "kids" toy from "way back".... that uses plastic circles with holes in them to create really cool designs. They are still popular today and my son got one recently as a gift.

So after my son makes one (they usually end up circular) -- he uses my circle cutter, which is in my scrapbook room of course, to cut out his design before adding to his collection.  This means that the leftover paper ends up sitting on my scrapbook table.  Funny how he puts away the circle cutter, but not the excess paper.

So, as I sat down one day...I saw his "trash" and had an idea to use the different sizes of circles left in his paper as templates....

On this first one, you can even see the larger spirograph design that he didn't cut out.
I used my Gelatos to draw a yellow circle just inside the cut-out circle.

Then I did the same thing with blue using a larger circle.

Then I used my finger to swipe from the "outline" and push the color "in" towards the center. 

This is how it looked when I was done.

I added lots of Washi Tapes and tickets from the Fancy Pants Nautical line to add color to the layout.

Thanks for letting me share with you today!
Here is the layout again.









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5 Responses to “Turning Trash to Treasure with Joni! ”

Tamiko McCurry (MEKOfoSHO) said...

Oh Joni I really love this! Ithink I was deprived as a child! So I must find one of these to give my daughter with some gelatos! Coolest Circle art ever!! Such fun!

Solange J. said...

So beautiful, love the technique!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Totally fab Joni! Fantastic technique! Awesome!

Shelly said...

Awesome page! And what a terrific way to put a positive spin on your son leaving his trash on your table. :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Just love love love love love what you did with that Spirograph!!!!!