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!