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.