Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Stuck Sketches October

This layout came about because of a couple of techniques I want to try out and the fact that I had this older photo of Sophie on my desk.
This picture is from 2010 and was on my desk because I had to submit some photos of Sophie for her Year 7 graduation book that they are compiling at school.
I have always loved this photo and have already scrapped it once before but I wanted to play and why not scrap it again with all new products.
The first technique I wanted to try was from Elsie Larson's book My Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book. Elsie shows a cute idea of drawing on your photo with a paint marker (just happened to have a yellow one handy) and then outlining it in black to make it stand out. Yep that was fun.
The next technique was something I saw on Two Peas in a Bucket video of making a triangle border. I loved the rainbow scarf in Sophie's hair so I ran with the idea of using a bright pp for the triangles. I used Amy Tangerine 6x6 pad that I have been hording for a little while. So this is a just for fun layout that turned out super fun and cute.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Scrap the Girls - October

Here's my entry for the current challenge at Scrap the Girls. There is a recipe to follow which includes the use of: hexagon, squiggle, circle, rectangle and strips.

I had been watching a video recently on Two Peas in a Bucket and saw a technique I wanted to try for my background. That's where I have incorporated hexagons with a white on white background. With a bit of scrapping around the edges of the hexagons to make them pop a little.

As for the squiggle I had a little difficulty interpreting that one but went with a squiggle of twine around the "medallion" on the top right hand of the photo. The photo is on a rectangle backing and the circles are in the paper and the shape of the little clear clock. As for the strips they are on the top left had corner in the form of a mini banner.

For one reason or another I usually don't do many birthday layouts - I guess because I always feel compelled to do a themed page but this time I just used the recipe and went with the flow. I'm happy with the result.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Anna's Craft Cupboard - October Sketch Challenge

I've been feeling very half hearted about scrapbooking lately for some strange reason. I think I'm lacking in good photos but also miss the fun of actually going to a shop to buy new supplies. After all the local scrapbooking shops closed down over the last couple of years it's a matter of buying on-line. I miss the excitement of seeing all the beautiful papers and being able to pick up and touch the embellishments. I really like being able to see things in real life and seeing the actual size of the products etc.
Anyway I can't complain it has saved me a bit of money. When I'm lucky they do have some American Craft, Dear Lizzy and Amy Tan products available at Spotlight from time to time. I do love those ranges so that does pep me up a bit.
What I'm really looking forward to is the upcoming Heidi Swapp and Kim Jeffres "show" coming to town. I'm going to get the day to play with a whole heap of products and be taught techniques by these two amazing scrapbookers. That's in November - I'm so excited.
As for today I have scrapped a page on my little angel Cooper. He turned 13 a couple of months ago and he is my constant companion. He's as fit as a fiddle and insists on being walked twice a day. I love him so much. The sketch for this layout came from the October challenge on Anna's Craft Cupboard.