Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Scrap lifts can be great

Here is one of the last two layouts I managed to get done over the weekend.  This one is a scrap lift from Paige Evans.  I loved her gigantic chevron going down the centre of her page and decided to give it a try.  I was amazed at how remarkably easy this was to piece together.  I just used paper scraps and a 6x6 paper pad to fill it in.  Then I flipped it on it's side and added a few embellishments.  I didn't want to over do the decorations since the paper piecing was so huge.  For this layout simplicity was the key.  I am quite happy with the turnout, it has a nice vintage summer look.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

3 New Layouts

I've been bitten by the creative bug it seems, and I've managed to get a few layouts done.  I've also been trying a few new techniques, like working with watercolours and making some of my own embellishments.

This first one shows that sometimes I just don't know when to stop.  See the little red squares, well I wish they weren't there, but since I coloured them in there's not much I can do about it now!
Anyway, these pictures are of my son and daughter on Valentines Day.  We did a little photo shoot in the house and it was hard going until I told them to give each other a kiss!  In other news I had a few mishaps when making this, like not letting the ink spots dry completely thus smudging some chip board, and having some of the paper rip when trying to move around some elements.  Also the chalkboard inspired love heart I used is actually a printable from artsyfartsymama.com

Always Love Each Other

The next layout I finished was this one of my daughter when she first learned to walk.  I took inspiration from her clothing as well as the March mood board at Two Peas in a Bucket . My basic plan when it came to this design was "how much of a cluster *%$# can I make this?" so I just kept adding.  I also added some watercolour rings, which was my first time using watercolours.  I'm definitely going to be using them more though!  This layout was inspired by one created by Ginger Williams.

1st Steps

The last one that I have for now is one of my son in his first rain boots.  These pictures were taken in 2010 and I'm now just finally getting around to scrapping them.  I'm actually happy that I'm making headway with my older photos.  I ended up screwing up while spraying some navy spray and had to adjust my layout to cover it up.  Now I could have just started with a new piece of white cardstock, but no way was I going to waste that paper.