Thursday, 6 September 2012


Tonight the wonderful Kirsty Wiseman relaunched her live crop and although I was a little late to the party I really wanted to join in and so decided to scrap as soon as the stream had finished. Kirsty had provided the sketch as follows...

... And from this I created the following...

My starting point when I do a page is always the photo so I can colour balance and decide on the tone of the layout etc. so this photo is one of the princess and my hubby in Nottingham a few years ago doing what they do wherever they go ... Eat icecream!

So I decided to pick up in the pink in the photo and chose the cardstock from the big pile I have accordingly. I then chose some other cardstock from the coordinating pack to create some of the strips underneath the picture and top right. I decided to use a doily too to soften it as the papers were quite dark and broody and some of the beautiful trim I had bought in Scotland. I raided the crafty drawers that are desperately in need of a sort and found some stickers and chose the father and daughter ones and then found some letter stickers to add the Nottingham underneath the trim. Then I couldn't quite decide on other embellishments and settled for the wooden flowers I am never sure what to do with but quite like them clustered. I found some black and grey pearl type dots and so decided to add them in a row on both sides too and then choosing a title was tricky. Kirsty had suggested the approach of longest title ever... But as my creativity doesn't lend itself to these sorts of things I just went for the literal title of ice cream and used the flocked letters to do that instead!

The photo itself was matted on an ivory cardstock and I decided on rounding the corners as it felt right! As yet no journalling added ... Will have a think about that and add some tomorrow maybe. Decided I def need more title letter type of things if I do much more scrapping though as have a desperate shortage... Need to have a little look round as to what's around for this sort of thing as the letter stamps and coordinating punch type things or die sets are so expensive ... Need cheaper alternatives!

That's it for me tonight ... Had a fab afternoon with friends at Slatterys where we over indulged and failed epically to do the chocolate challenge. Much sickly fun was had and I am now well and truly back down from the sugar high! Sleep is a calling!

Night night all and thanks for popping by to see me! And please leave me a message so I know you've been... I do love to read them!

- 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!

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