Thursday, 28 August 2008

Time and tide wait for no man

Well that's my excuse anyway. It's amazing what you can do when you feel that you don't have much time, work crafting, blogging etc. Now I'm not working I find that I don't appear to have as much time as I first thought I would have, especially to scrap, but today I decided that it was about time I showcased some of my layouts. All the layouts and the mini book were completed or started either at classes or at the Shop Crops or Scrap Attacks which I attend at Scrapbook Sisters more details can be found on their web site or by clicking on the link.

First up is a layout I created of my Great Gran and Nan, I like the expression on the old ladies face, the teapot was an icon of the 60's, I tried to recreate this using a template from my stash, the tea splashes I used stamen inserts and glossy accents.

Second layout shows a picture of my Mum. She was obsessed with her crossword puzzles, and I had this crosword paper kicking around in my stash for ages, surprisingly it was quite difficult to work with. I decided to cut it down into 4 pieces to make it more manageable, I wanted to fit in words appropriate to Mum and her hobby, after 2 attempts I was successful, the rest of my journalling is around the edge.
The final of my layouts used photos taken by a friend and I thought that they went well with the paper. I tried to incorporate the circles of the paper onto the layout, and bought it together using the flourish template swirls.
My final project shows a mini book I made using a choice of papers from Scrapbook Sisters . I chose the Secret Garden range by Li'l Davis Designs as I love the colours and that they are double sided. It wasn't until I finished the book that I realised that I had used mainly Bazzill cardstock. The photos were taken at a local butterfly garden and that is a story in itself, as the publicity leaflet was misleading, the actual centre was run down and very disapointing, however I stll managed to take some some nice pictures of the butterflies. I hope you enjoy.

1 comment:

Sally said...

Hi Sue,

You have some nice layouts here. I remember you starting the puzzle one. It looks good finished.