This is a LO I did for a new challenge blog I spotted the other day http://scrappersblockchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/challenge-1.html The challenge was to create a page without using PP which to me was the best kind of challenge as I rarely use patterned papers anyway, I still find it hard to pick that perfect paper to go with the photo but one day I'll get there. I used a blue and a pinky purple inkpad to dab on ink with cotton wool to create a mottled effect, it looks nice but doesn't really show up that well in the photo. The LO is based on a pagemaps sketch - Feb 08 Roundmap, I adapted it to go on a 12x12 square LO rather than the original round page. the photos are of Robyn as baby sucking away on her thumb (something she still does nearly 7 years on). The tag has the Thumbsuckers poem on
Oh the thumb-suckers thumb May look wrinkled and wet And withered and white as the snow But the taste of the thumb Is the sweetest taste yet (As only we thumb-suckers know)
I wanted to add my babies delivery stories to their First Year scrapbooks but as I managed to write 2 fairly long tales I was faced with 2 problems - how to fit it on a layout and how to hide it for anyone who may be squeamish or simply not want to read a grisly no holds barred account of giving birth (twice).
I came up with a really cute folded envelope so the long tale would be neatly tucked away in some gorgeous double sided paper that I found in Papercrafts. I originally stuck them down on some baby themed paper but after about five minutes I decided I hated it so had to carefully unstick them both. After a days thinking I went for plain white cardstock with plain yellow 12x12 paper that I trimmed down then sewed a heart border up one side using Papermania borders sewing templates. On the other side I stuck on 3 baby themed tags and below the envelope I stuck on a little notice to say whose delivery tale it was and 3 pink flowers under that. I made both layouts the same and I'm much happier with these results
I found another lovely site with great sketches here http://www.creativelyyours.wordpress.com/ and this is my attempt at sketch number 53. I have so many pages that I'm impatient to get done right now. Using a sketch is a wonderful idea as it takes the time needed to decide where everything is going to go away so you can just get on with it. I've also rediscovered sewing on layouts which is great fun and definitely needed on the ribbon as it was a pain to stick the folds down.
SLYMI Week 16 - scrap in the morning
pain in the bum for me as I'm an evening scrapper. it's the only time I get peace and quiet to do anything so this ended up taking about 5 mornings whereas normally I'd have finished it in an evening
I'm a single mum of 2 gorgeous little girls. they take up most of my time but I do sometimes have time to scrapbook or watch a movie. I love papercrafts and I'm always on the lookout for gorgeous things that can be made with pretty paper and card. I'm still a relative newbie to it all though so my work is in no way perfect. Have just discovered patchwork and quilting which is fast becoming an addiction. I love sewing and have recently discovered crocheting.
Also "mum" to 2 moggies and 2 bunnies