I really am poking along with my blog posts, I didn't realize I hadn't posted anything at all in January. Must have been to much going on in December that I just needed to relax in January. This first layout I'm going to share with you was done using the January "Bejeweled" scrap kit from Swirlydoos and as usual Krissy has put together a fabulous kit using the Blue Fern Studio's "Sanctuary" collection! This is my take of January's sketch and here's the sketch:
The photo I've used for this layout is of my daughter and I, when she was 12, and we took a short cruise from Vancouver, BC to San Francisco and then we stayed in San Francisco for a week. We had such a fun time! We were all dressed up for the formal night on the ship, I love this photo of the two of us! I didn't do a lot of layering as this paper was so pretty I didn't want to cover it all up and I'm pleased at how it turned out. You can click on the photo to see a larger size.
My next layout I did was using a photo of my son taken this past summer in Steveston, BC. For this layout I used the Oct 2014 "Treasured Yesterday's" scrap kit from Swirlydoos. The papers in this kit are from Prima's "Epiphany" collection, I'm so glad I ordered the paper add-on kit because these are so yummy! I did some mixed media work on the background paper using one of my stencils and some of my Lindey's Stamp Gang sprays. I then did a lot of tearing of strips of paper and layering them. I also did a bit of fussy cutting of one of the designs on the papers. For my bigger paper layers I used some papers from my stash. I popped my photo up with some cardboard so I could tuck some flowers and embellishments under the edges of the photo.Added a Prima wooden clock and key to the page and also some chicken wire chipboard from Dusty Attic. I printed out the same photo smaller and in B&W to use in the bottom right corner and added a resin frame from my stash and a few of the Prima flowers from the kit. I also used some light bulbs from Prima, one says Love and the other You and I called it done. Here's the finished project
There was a question on the Swirlydoos forum this week "Do you think the clean and simple layouts is making a comeback?" which was funny as I'd had this next photo of my son when he was 3½ (I can't believe my baby boy is going to be 35 in March) with his first fish he ever caught printed out forever but didn't really have the right papers for the layout. Since I've got into layouts using a shabby/chic distressed look most of my papers are geared for that type of layout. I had to dig way back into my stash to find some papers and I came across these ones from Scenic Route's Metropolis Idea Kit. I decided to do a more Clean & Simple type layout for this photo and I was really pleased at how it turned out. I use to always scrap my photo's using the C&S style mostly because I thought that was the way it should be done. Then I went on the internet searching scrapbooking and came across all of these shabby/chic, grunged and distressed layouts. I was just in awe of these crafter's work and that was it I was hooked! But there are certain photos that really do need to be scrapped in the C&S style so that's how this one was done. So here's my attempt to get back to that style:
Well I hope you all enjoyed looking at my layouts and I'd love to hear your comments. Have a great weekend everyone!