Saturday, 13 July 2013

Break it down week x

I am really enjoying Shimelle's free class with UK Scrappers and have made some layouts I am incredibly pleased with.

Week fours challenge was to use a photograph you kept trying to scrapbook but ended up putting away. So I had a look through my ''difficult'' pile and found one of my friends Sarah and Graham. Now this picture wasn't difficult to scrapbook for any reason other than that it was from an event where it was the only picture, it doesn't really represent that event and  I just hadn't found the right inspiration to scrapbook it. However, the minute I found it again I thought ''I could talk about them as a couple''. And this began the process of making a layout about them.

The second part of the challenge was to work with the edges of your cardstock/patterned paper using stamps. The idea was to stamp some images in three different places on the cardstock right at the edges and going off the edges and to use these to anchor the layout and the embellishments. I found a really simple floral stamp which I stamped in a pink chalky ink and then I added some splashes of a Rose glitter mist by Dawn Bibby I found in my stash. Once this was all dry I could start making the layout proper.

I layered up the photograph onto a pink polka dot paper along with the journalling card which is below the photograph. This was also part of the challenge, to use a coordinating journalling card. I had to cut the photo down but this was alright as there was alot of dead space in it anyway.

The photograph was taken in Hyde Park when we attended Proms in the Park on the Last of the Proms. I found the Amy Tangerine cut apart Polaroid frame and thought it would be a good place for a quote and as the photo was about a couple and they were at a music event what better quote than Shakespeare this quote is from Twelfth Night. I had the heart badge and one of the other elements for this layout was to use a sprinkling of similar designs, so I chose hearts.

This picture shows the close up of one of the stamped areas on the layout with the addition of some pale pink pearls, another tiny element we were encouraged to add, you can see some of the small punch heart images in the design as well.

The final detail I added was another rub on from the Prima collection I found. This element has musical notes and again fits perfectly with the theme of the layout and the actual event.

I am so pleased that I have at last found a way to scrapbook this picture and I think really do it justice.


  1. Lovely layout Jo and I like that you have thought outside the box for the photo.

  2. This is a great page. Loving all the little details & the stamping! Xx

  3. Such a lovely page....gorgeous stamping.

  4. You have indeed done it justice and you are really converting me to pink!


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