9 Oct 2011

Santa Cruz scrapping...

As the rain drizzles down bleakly in West Yorkshire this colour pallet stood out to me. Summer beckoning from afar. It reminded me of lemon tops, candy floss and fun fairs. So perfect for scrapping our day out at Santa Cruz Pier.

The studio October challenge
My summer layout
 Now play the spot the difference with the below layout from October Afternoon I pinterested it about  month ago and have been gagging to scraplift it ever since. Just check out that cute patchwork grid and the splatters. I had to watch a youtube (I have lost the link) vid to learn how to do it. I ended up using paint and an eyeshadow brush then did the splatters with glimmer mist - just flicking the wand.
Before our holiday I swatted up on my slr reading mags, blogs etc to see how to get really good pics and I was really impressed with the composition, angle and colour of the above pic of the ferris wheel.
The October Afternoon inspiration layout
I hope you like it as much as I do.


  1. ah what a bright fun page, perfect for a rainy day x

  2. Love it! I especially love the patchwork grid...I really want to do a page like this for my wedding album! can you believe I especially went back to Shrops to get all my scrap stash as I'm determined to finish my 4 yr old wedding album now!!! and I came back to find my box of scrapbooks contains every scrapbook I've ever done since I was 16 but not the wedding one! how annoying! The little pic of you is the perfect size for the grid too! plus the photo is so awesome, the colour in it is perfect! and I love the stickers for the title, great LO!xxx

  3. i've been having trouble posting so i hope you get this! Funny enough i pinned this layout too - you've done an amazing job, your colour combo is lovely and bright!

  4. A really fun and bright layout, it's lovely. Thanks for playing along with my challenge!

  5. Hello Mel, and thank-you for your lovely comment on my blog :). I'm delighted to find you! And though our styles may be different in some ways,looking at your super interpretation of the October Afternoon LO, we might share a love of grids/squares and white space! I really like that clever echoing of the wheel in the stamped (?) circles about and below in the same colour - very neat! Looking forward to seeing more ...

  6. Thanks for checking out my blog! I really like these layouts - I love a good paint splatter!


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