Thursday, 18 July 2013

Break it down............the finale x

Thank you all so much for responding to my layouts inspired by Shimelle's class at UK Scrappers. It had really inspired me. So this is the finale, week 6.

The first challenge was to use a photo of a couple. You could decide how that word ''couple'' was defined but only one picture. So I chose one from a calendar my friend made for me of her boys a couple of years ago. These 2 boys mean the world to me and I wanted to use the photograph to explain why.

The next challenge was to use lots of things on the layout that you loved. Because it was about love I chose hears, I have also been using my stamps alot in this class so I chose an arrow stamp with a phrase in it, I alos chose gems, banners and stickers which I have lots of. I also used some glimmer mists and cameras.

The next thing to think about was colour and Shimelle gave us some guidance by sending us links to colour sites which explained what colours meant. We then had to think about the feeling we wanted to portray. I wanted love which is pink and red but ultimately all the colours of the rainbow were perfect for these two, so that is what I went with. A real array of primary colours although the two main paper, title and stamp colours were red, blue and yellow. This links in with the colours they were wearing in the picture.

Because of the theme of colour, I was struck by how much these boys bring light and colour into my dark and dingy depressive world, and have done since they were little babies. They have grown up understanding as much as they can about Jo's moods. So this led me to the title ''You colour my world'' because in all honesty they really do.

I then went to my embellishments and found this fabulous sticker of colour from an old Sassafras sheet. I had stamped some banner shapes and then used these Jenni Bowlin banner stickers in other spots, I also chose the star sticker as it seemed to fit well with the fact the boys are in Scout and Beaver uniforms, the brother sticker is self-explanatory and I then used lots of little arrows from Studio Calico and stamped the word ''thankful'' in the spaces too.

I used 2 shades of glimmer mists in red and blue and then added gems and hearts plus some stamping.

Finally I added my journelling which is very personal and heartfelt but I am going to share it with you because in all honesty I share most things with you all, I'm never afraid to be that person and also I want everyone to know just how special these boys are.

I hope you have enjoyed joining me for this series of posts and I look forward to sharing more scrapbooking fun soon.


  1. These bright primary colours, plus that amazing collection of little bits and pieces to browse over and absorb, just shouts 'fun' to me. Gad to read you've enjoyed Shimelle's class - sometimes something just seems to jump start us again!

  2. Love all those bright colours....and what a great photo.

  3. Beautiful layout, boys and journalling Jo.

  4. This is such a lovely layout Jo, I really like all the bright primary colours and the clustering of embellishments is really pretty. Thanks for sharing x


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