Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Another scrap page

Tonight I went on a bit of a departure... I did a scrap page that was well out of my comfort zone and I took the lead on something!

I was in need of some quiet 'me' time tonight and decided I wanted to do a scrap page and handily Kirsty Wiseman hosts a Wednesday night online scrapping thing every so often and one of the group asked if we were cropping tonight so I suggested that even if Kirsty wasn't I was happy to search online and find us a sketch ... People agreed ... So that's what happened. I sincerely hope the lovely Kirsty doesn't mind we followed something other than her sketch etc and doesn't think I was taking over her Facebook group ... I was just in need of scrapping and company from afar in a strange sort of mood kind of way!

Anyways ... The sketch I found courtesy of Pinterest ... Which led me to this blog

Now I am usually a much more linear and clean scrapper so this was definitely out of my comfort zone and at first I was happily choosing papers etc ... But then the inner clean and smile me started to freak a little... Too many patterns too much going on! But I persisted and although I'm not 100% happy I am happy enough!

I used the Twitterpated designer series paper from SU and the stamping is a mix of stuff from the stash pile to be honest no idea what make of stamp they are but they seemed to fit the bill for the wonderful mix of patterns etc.

The next struggle was with the embellishments as I felt it needed something but couldn't quite decide what so went in the drawer and found random buttons and a bronze charm so decided these would do ok although not sure if I actually need something else as well as it doesn't quite seem finished!

I suppose the pushing my limits was interesting as experiences go ... Looking forward to doing another page which is much more me next time ... But I also loved the memories this photo brought for me as I loved maya in her little poncho and I love how chubby her cheeks were at that age. So so cute!

Now it's bedtime for me and I would like to thank anyone who came to see my scrap page and hope that you might give me some constructive criticism too! What do you think of the page . What else does it need?

Happy crafting!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad which means I probably haven't proof read the above and there is likely to be rubbish included that I probably should have thought about more! So please accept this post as it is and sorry that I didn't take more care!


  1. Really great layout! I love the combination of papers you used for it! Your tag title is a fun twist! You could ink the edges of the papers to give them a bit more separation.

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  2. That layout is great and your interpretation and choice of papers is good. I agree with Catie about inking the edges of the papers, am not sure whether you need the die cut label at the front - unless you intend to so some journalling on this.
    (Beautiful photo!!)

  3. Ooh this is gorgeous,love the