Over the busy festive period I don’t usually get too much scrapbooking done, I know that JYC or December Daily are beyond me! I hope you have all had a great Christmas time and have a happy new year.
This month I tried both the single and double page sketch challenges from the Stick it Down blog. First up the double page with sketch below.
I tried to keep where possible to square elements and lots of florals. This layout was a family friends recent wedding which was just a lovely autumnal wedding, the highlight being whole lamb joints with Moroccan spices for the main!
Their colour theme was reds, navy and oranges with a real rustic feel so I wanted to represent that in my layout.
The Single Sketch was quite similar to the double page with square photos seperated.
I kept the 2 areas for embellishment with photos from our tree. We don’t have a traditional tree and each year we buy one or two new family chosen decorations so it looks like a total random mishmash which suits us.
I sewed a vellum triangle tree filled with glitter and sequins, I saw the idea from Laura Whitaker on the Scrapbook like a superhero Facebook page. I added some silhouette cut stars from glitter cardstock – I added a lot of splatters and tree stamps from a Shimelle Christmas kits from a few years ago.
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Vellum Cheveron paper, Heidi Colorshine, little by little – Shimelle
Despite having the Cool Kid collection for a while, I have only used one sheet because I love it so much. I need to get using it while I do love it! It’s great with my high energy toddler photos.
I really love those slightly puffy stickets for the Eat, Sleep, Rawr and stars. I thought red and black were good compliments to the yellow and orange of the photograph.
Can’t wait to take more photos to use more of this line!
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While it is quite clearly getting darker and colder in the mornings I still have a lot of summer scrapbooking to finish. Autumn is my favourite time of the year and have already done our yearly chestnut pilgrimage to the local woods with my family.
But this page is about the lovely lovely warm summer. I cut out the title ‘It’s the Summer’ using 2 different fonts and backed the larger Summer part with a holographic foil I brought from a local shop, I love that it’s all rainbowy and fun. Ijust love this photo of my son getting soaked in the garden and used up some more rainbow diecuts and stickers which reminded me of the summer. I included some spritz of blue colour shine spray and backed it on a fun paper so it wasn’t too white.
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Today I’m bringing you a layout I made for this months challenge over on the UK Scrapaddicts Blog which is a layout with a photo (or I guess photos) of 6×8 or larger.
My photo is our first holiday away with our son who was around 21 months at the time to Iceland. Which I would very much recommend to anyone. It’s a beautiful country and really set up for the under 5’s and he had a blast!
The was taken at the Skagofoss waterfall on our way to the glacial lagoon. We went at the end of October and most of the day it was snowing except for the 30 minutes we were here where the sun was shining and got this beautiful rainbow in front of the waterfall. Of course we had to stick my son in front of it, this was literally the only time he would let us put him down!
I’ve been really enjoying the recent white on white style of layouts – using texture rather than colour. I tend to like a lot of busy patterns and colours so keeping it simple was quite hard for me. The photo was was quite dark and using the plain colours really made my son stand out in the photo.
I cut out a few sizes of flowers from my silhouette onto white card and added some sequins, gems and punched flowers to create 2 clusters of embellishments on the diagonal. I had a very limited amount of white letters so ended up with the title of unique view. I usually include space for journalling but I know the other side of the 12×12 page will be a pocket page for photos and journalling and thought it looked better without,
Hope you like my layout and have fun with this months challenge 🙂
I’m bringing you a project I did recently of a travel page of a holiday I went on as a student to Dublin. I had a go at stenciling with gold acrylic paint and covered some in glossy accents to create a different texture. I have to admit that I’m not that good at it! I kept catching the edge of the stencil and making a mess but it was fun. I put a few blobs of nuvo crystal drops in a light yellow colour and waited for it to dry.
Where i’ve put the photo is actually the brochure/map from the Guinness factory, which is just a have to do while you are there, even though me and my friend both hate Guinness. What is amazing is the view from the tower at the top and the Guinness caramel chocolate bars which I brought for gifts and were eaten before we got back on the plane.
I added a few more photos and places for journalling inside but it folds out again to have information and a map of Dublin.
I layered a load of random embellishments from different collections but the main ones were from a sticker sheet from the Echo Park Getaway collection and I attempted to have a go at making a paper rose which turned out really cute!
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February in our house is super busy, it seems like every family member has a birthday and the NCT group I’m part of all have their children’s birthday parties this month too. So I have been spending a lot of time eating party food and stopping my son eating too much cake and getting a bit hyperactive!
Despite a lot of the time trying to avoid a ‘blue for boy’ colour scheme it really is my favourite colour! I started this page by using acrylic paint through a star stencil to make the background.
I used some papers and scraps from Shimelle’s Starshine collection and Crate Papers Little you as a matt for the photo. I wanted to page to have a messy look to it to couple with the titles, what you can’t see here is that he was digging for buried treasure in the garden and his hands are covered in mud!
I tried to keep the stamping messy and the placement of the sequins and used acetate arrows to help focus you in on his face as the lovely star background is a bit busy. I love those little pom poms which I got from a kit a while ago from UK based Quirky Kits
Thanks for reading and back to quarters of sandwiches and sausage rolls 🙂
We had a bit of a laugh with my husband looking through my supplies and thinking of a page to design himself. He had free reign over all my supplies and made that wavy pattern by drawing around washi tape and cutting it out.
He said he had fun and understands why it takes so long to make a page now, but wouldn’t be repeating the process. I love that I have this in my album, as it says more than just a photo of my little man swimming. It’s about my husband appreciating the time that I take making these ‘pretty photo albums’ and he loves the final result.
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This year I have decided to finally try and finish my wedding album. It’s mostly PL cards with a few 12×12 spaces for a few bigger layouts with my favourite photos from the day. I decided to play along with the sketches from ‘The Love of Pretty Paper‘ Facebook group.
I tried to stay pretty close to the sketch above. Our wedding colours were pink, gold, grey and cream so wanted to make it as including all of those colours.
The background is a Dear Lizzy paper I think from the Saturday collection, the big flowers and gold are from Maggie Holmes bloom which I’ve had for ages unused. I love the flowers but with a little boy its hard to grab those out so it was amazing to get those used!
I used little pink letters from a studio calico project life kit and lovely gold lettering. Even though it is only a few paces I don’t think I’ve ever been so nervous, It’s weird I never had any doubts about getting married, I think it was having everyone’s eyes on us!
I put a lot of gold colour shine spray and some gold washi tape and a cut up project life card for the journalling space. I have a lot of space for journalling in the other side so wasn’t too worried about it being a really tiddy size!
I love using flowers and I tucked a few cut outs feathers from a Kaiser craft line just to add a little more grey into the very pink and gold clusters!
Thanks for reading. Only another … pages till I’m finished!
I decided to play along again withe the stick it down challenge this month as I was inspired to make an end of the year summary with the single page sketch. I will couple this page with one or two pages to sum up our 2016.
Instead of having the top and bottom panels I opted to frame the white paper, I cut out the 2016 using my new silhouette and was harder than i thought as I just couldn’t get it to cut through all the pages. I cut 11 little photos in 4.2cm squares so they would all fit and did some stamping and gold mist in the background.
I brought some fringing scissors at the weekend and was dying to try them out so I grabbed some pink, blue and yellow scraps and chucked them behind the die cut shape. I wanted to leave it pretty simple as there was a lot going on in this layout already so added a few enamel dots and left it at that. I’ve left one space for December which obviously hasn’t happened yet!
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