13 Jan 2010

The unfinished, the good, the bad and the downright vintage...

The Unfinished...I threw together this page as I wanted to try out the masking technique. I cut the trees off the card Gem's got us for Christmas. I think it is lacking something...any ideas? The good (and most recent!) Well another wedding layout in the colour scheme. I am just loving my glitter thickers from Gems (thanks!!!) I like this pic as it is more reportage style and isn't posed. I am loving my velvet boarder stickers Mara got, they are fab for zooming in on a fav part of a pic.
This layout is of our honeymoon. It is using a kit so it all co-ordinates really well together. I had seen the idea of using shells as a photo matt in SI and wanted to try it. These shells are especially picked from the Malaysian beach for this purpose, they were kicking around our kitchen for a while so thought I'd better use them. I like to slice a photo up and raise some sections with foam pads - it is visually eye-catching. I also use masking with stickers and acrylic paint - love it!
The bad - this is scrapping from my student days where supplies were limited so I had to be more creative. I loved cropping photos (as was the trend at the time) I do like the idea of using the Spanish flag in the background. Vellum is another material I never use anymore, but it can create good effects.
The vintage. You will be noticing my obsession with doilies, this one is inked with gold for that vintage style. I had this cardstock for ages and couldn't imagine what I could use it for. There is lots of inking and random little bits on this. My friend Vicky said she wanted to copy the whole page. The pic wasn't that great quality as the lighting was dimmed in the cafe. This is our fav haunt in Hyde Park called Moorish. The lovely owner gave us free cups of herbal tea and they were in the cutest little cups - we all wanted to pinch one! Bur refrained might I add!


  1. Yes, I finally get my shout outs! and two as well! how exciting..I was just on the phone to Mar and we think you're scrapping too fast for us to keep up! I was explaining your new christmas layout, and Mar was like I've seen that one and I was like no that was days ago..this is a NEW one! Mara's even starting a blog too! happy days! I love your 'cheers' page and am so in love with your thickers I've ordered some of a scrap website..in fact I was just going on for brads and £30 later..oops! we'll keep that one a secret from Byron! Your snow bunnies title is really cool and I love the Christmas trees..I'm not loving the background paper, it doesn't quite tie in..and maybe a quote under the picture or a piece of journalling would finish it off?! I had another snow day today! xxx

  2. p.s I love everything about the poolside page of Arne, love the slicing up the photo and the masked letters..how did you create the 'chilling title' and the way it all ties into the background paper is awesome! good work! and the shells are an awesome touch too!

  3. I'm loving the purple cheers one and the Ladies Night vintage one. Looking forward to seeing them in person. sally xx


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