Saturday, 28 March 2009

A couple of cappucino layouts...


These are layouts created while I am more interested in chatting & drinking cappucino, so they are never my best work,lol! This is my "duty" scrapping...photos that have been hanging about, wiating patiently to make their way into an album. I do these one morning a week when I am scrapping with a friend.

This is a double page layout of my daugher's 6th birthday & I have just seen that I put on a 7 sticker by mistake!!! Told you I was no good at multi-tasking...must remember to go & change that! Should read "Cami turns 6" - I should have picked that up as she goes with the years.

The cardstock is textured & from my older stash & I printed the photos in sepia ages ago. I got the idea from Ali Edward's (Creating Keepsakes recent issue) to punch out a whole lot of circles from my offcuts stash. Just attach randomly around the edge of the layout then trim off the excess - I used scissors as it was all a bit thick for my trimmer. This is a fun way to do a brainless layout - when you talk as you scrap & don't think too hard about what you're up to...

I made a Picasa collage of some close-up shots of various elements. I used MM black glitter alphas & some cheap circle stickers from CNA (every now & again I buy the ones that aren't too garish & mix them in as subtly as possible!) They came with the printed chipboard tags (see above) & I used natural embroidery thread as ties for them then glue-dotted them on. I hand journalled as I often do. I had a mini bulldog clip hanging around in my tote so pulled out the spring with my mini wire-cutters, tied a bit of brown ribbon through the hole in the top & attached each half to the main photo, using a pop-dot (as these little clips aren't entirely flat so you need to use something more substantial than a glue-dot - silicone would work well too.)

Below is a double layout on dark brown Bazzill cardstock. I did the classic thing of using a strip down each side but upped the interest by layering 2 co-ordinating papers on top of each other, one cut straight & one torn.

I entitled this "A Fabulous Achievement" so that I could use my new chipboard "fabulous" wording from my new Cocoa Daisy kit! I ended up using the entire A5 sheet of printed chipboard elements - all Basic Grey, as well as an edging sticker & the word "Achievement" from the alpha stickers supplied. I printed the photos with a white edge, which I am enjoying at the moment & hand-journalled in white too.

I think the sticker sheet is 7 Gypsies...

I love the MM tiny ledger stickers (see date above) & have them in most of the colours. They are very handy. Another couple of layouts to add to the kids albums. Getting there slowly...

4 comments:

Jessica said...

Very nice! You may think they're not your best work ... but they're still very good and they're DONE!
What white pen did you use? Mind doesn't cover anywhere near that evenly ...

Vicki said...

Haha - "duty" scrapping - love it. And just look how many photos you got on Cami's pages - go you.

jax said...

Just looking at what you've done with the Cocoa Daisy kit makes me so desperate to get my first one. Counting the sleeps .....

Lynette said...

Simply beautiful...I love your creations.