So in my quest to finish the unfinished, I am keeping it simple. We are having an amazing, but busy summer, and I am trying to declutter and clean up my scrappy space by finishing some of these layouts that have been laying around for FAR too long… so I just figured simplifying my already pretty straightforward style was probably a good idea. Here’s the original UFO:
And the finished layout:
I found some simple clipart of a tornado online and traced it in my Silhouette Studio software to cut it out. Then I misted it with some silver Mr. Huey to give it a litle distressed, grungy texture. I chopped up an 8.5 x 5.5″ orange file folder to create a pocket for some hidden journaling (which discussed how T rode for 110 miles through three states, and how this ride will probably never happen again, as it was in July 2008, 3 years before the devastating tornado went through Joplin, where the ride was based.). A little handstitching on the corners to bring a bit more blue and orange in, and…DONE. Check one off the list!
2 thoughts on “UFO #1: Tornado Alley”
Love that great background, AM! (Hardly recognized Thomas without his Bubby! lol)
I love the simplicity! Not every layout had to be fully decked out with embellishments. Good luck completing all of your UFOs! That’s a great summer project. Done will feel good! :)