Monday, June 21, 2010

Little Man Layout

On Saturday I attended our All Hands Team Training, hosted by the lovely Jacque. We spent the day making, listening and having fun. The very talented Delys Cram coached us through an awesome layout and I wanted to share how mine ended up. Check out the original on Delys's blog here. I was pleased with the way an essentially feminine layout could still be used for a boy. Photos of a grown man may have taken a bit more creativity, but a seven month old wasn't such a stretch.


And here's my now 18-month old checking out the 'low-lows' in the bottom corner and managing to be very gentle.


If you're a scrap booker, I'd highly recommend the On Board elements (Main Catalogue pp146-147). I've been wanting to try them for ages and now that I have, I'm definitely getting some! You can leave them as is, colour them, gloss them with Crystal Effects and much more...


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Vintage Vogue (current Autumn-Winter Mini), Weathered Background Stamp ($39.95), Flower Fancy ($77.95)
Colours: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede, Basic Black, Kraft, Whisper White
Others: Hodgepodge Hardware, On Board Timeless Type, Extra-Large Two-Step Bird Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Aquabrush (to weather the edges), Basic Black Journaller.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Me & Mum Layout

So I finally got time to do that scrapbook page that's been brewing in my mind for ages. Of course, it never turns out as planned but that's what paper craft is all about right? I'm definitely happy with how it turned out.


This is a faux bow (pictured). It's done by sticking a loop of ribbon down on the main ribbon via another piece going around vertically. I hope that makes sense. 

I've put journalling on the back of this layout because I didn't want to upset its clean simplicity on the front.

Tip for scrap bookers - get an alphabet set! They're so worth it.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Priceless (versamark in background) $57.95, Schoolbook Serif Alphabet $91.95
Colours: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Night of Navy, Real Red
Others: Real Red Grosgrain 5/8" Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Marker