Saturday, 5 July 2014

Adventure time

Good morning!!!

Just a quicky from me this morning, i want to share with you a layout that i started on Thursday and have just finished off with a little sewing this morning.

* So i'll start by showing you this small cluster of information in the corner of the photo. This is plain and simple and tells you everything without too much detail.

* TOP TIP OF THE DAY: sometimes the simplest of things say everything.
* Journalling is excellent, I will always promote expressions of feelings and giving knowledge, but as well as that, if your reader doesn't have the time to spend reading all of the writing, they can skim over and get a good idea of things from little prompts like these word embellishments.

* there wasn't a big story to go with this photo so just a small amount of journalling to say who, what, where, when, why and how :)

* As you can see I used an ink dauber to smoosh behind the photo to add some mess and extra accent to the layout. I like to create mess on a page as long as its not too messy. these daubers are a great way to control where you are making the mess.

* I stamped an extra sentiment on top in an attempt to balance the page.

* An extra title block.... this actually went on AFTER the 'going places' piece in the earlier photo.

* I felt as if I had started the design of the page too low down the paper so needed something to pull it all back up and to make myself feel better. This extra title works well and adds extra interest as well as serving the purpose for which it was created.

* The layout when I had finally finished with it.

* it really does have stitching on 3 sides, again to try and stop the details from sinking off the bottom of the layout. and I'm sorry that the bad photo doesn't show it too well.

* I think its obvious that i had fun playing with my stamps today, I often forget, when making layouts, that i have other colour inks than black.... Im a Stampin Up demonstrator so you'd think I'd remember but i don't.
So here I snuck in an extra couple of colours to lift it a little, I didn't want this being an unhappy page, we were all having a great day!

I hope you like this layout... I actually do quite like it, and the drawn banner piece the most i think as its something new to me.

I also hope that you get to be creative this weekend, especially as our English summer seems to have disappeared... make the most of the wet weather and make something beautiful today xxx

Thursday, 3 July 2014

'Allo 'Allo

Good morning....

So not difficult to guess todays subject based on the title I bet?!?! :)

Crafty Tuesday has changed to crafty thursday this week, so Carole and I chose this pin to work on first...

* So kicking off with the title section, I had to check with Carole to see if i was spelling this right, as obviously Hello, is with an E but when i think of this saying its always an A..... guess it can be either and is left open to debate!!

* I exchanged the too feminine doily for a circular sticker , its not as big but it does add a little to the page to balance things out.

* TOP TIP OF THE DAY: ink the edges..... when things just look a little too plain, ink up the edges for a completely new look. It doesn't have to be messy or too grungy but it does lift the layers and separate them from each other.

* The journalling section. This time I've added strips to the side of the photo to tell my story.

* I could have attempted to journal straight onto the vellum but with the finish that this product has it will more than likely have rubbed straight off.... something to be careful of when you try it.

* The bottom cluster..... Again I switched to a different round sticker to replace the doily.

* I debated for ages about adding the june 2014 embellishment to it.... Eventually I did choose to add it in as its not too often that I get to use the date stickers. I'm never usually scrapping things that are completely current so to be able to get that out of my collection and onto a page was great.

* I loved being able to use my SU stamp sets on this page... I used the same ink twice again to get a faded look.

* Please excuse the sun shining onto my page during taking the picture.

* I added large tilts to the papers and the stamping as I just wanted it to be a bit more fun. and i didn't want the hassle of making sure everything was perfect.... we are aiming for a 3 page day don't you know!!!!!

See you soon xxxxx

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Come fly away with me

Good Afternoon ladies!!!

Ive got to admit, scrapping today has been difficult...over the past week my mojo has done a runner!!!
Luckily my besets friend has helped me try and overcome my slump by making me craft with her via Skype.... heres what came of that:

It started with this pinterest link which Carole and I both loved...

* Not the first thing that i started with but something that is important to the page.

* As its a layout about being in a hot air balloon, i thought it would be fitting to use the original idea and have a silhouette of the city landscape on here somewhere. I used my new Cricut Explore to cut this one that i found on the internet for free!!!!

* A perfect embellishment to match my photographs, also adds a pop of red to match my other PERFECT embellishment...

* My other perfect embellishment (three for three).... I could not do my first balloon page without adding this beauty!!!

* I made myself a pocket as its important to have journalling to tell the story of the day, I added an extra black tag to mount the 'life is good' statement on as it looked a bit floaty on its own.

* TOP TIP OF THE DAY: creating pockets is easy especially when you are layering papers.

*Simply add glue, I use double sided tape, to both sides of the bottom piece taking into consideration how big the item is that you want to put into your pocket, you must also remember to tape across the bottom so that things do not fall out.

* This is how it turned out.... I added a gold doily to match the gold shiny spots of the paper, to me it also symbolises the sun that was out that evening.

* I usually use the colours in my photos to choose my papers etc but today i didn't.... I'm not sure if this has worked for me or against me but at least i have scrapped....

Hopefully we will be doing more tomorrow so i might see you again then, ta ta for now xxxx