Sunday 2 June 2013

Into the Woods

I am posting this with hardly any time to spare!  I am blaming You Tube ;-)  Why oh why does it take so long to upload videos?  I wish I were clever enough to patent a solution to this one!!!!  Just think of all the craft stuff I could treat myself too!!!!!!

This week challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show set me thinking of the many photos of wonderful walks in the woods my family has enjoyed over the years so I knew it was the perfect excuse to actually scrapbook some of them.

So the photos I have used are taken in a wonderful wooded hollow and I wanted to use trees to decorate the pages. I love Silver Birch trees and as they are relatively easy to draw I went for it!

Here is the layout:

I am really happy with how elegant this turned out - or is it minimal .......or is it clean?.......I confess I did have a few little smudges on my white card but I managed to cover them up by growing trees over them ;-)

Here is a close up of one of my pretty leaf charms - they are not birch leaves but they are silver!!!

And then zooming in on the leafy tops of my trees....well middle of the trees to be precise but they are at the tops of the pages!!

I set up my camera as I worked so here is a video of how I made this layout.  I am pretty sure even if you don't have the Tim Holtz Autumn Gatherings Die or the same Woodware leaf punch you will have something similar on another die or punch that you could use instead.  I think they could make a pretty card too...Might have to use younger trees though ha ha!

Wishing you a wonderful rest of the weekend and thank you so much for popping by X


  1. Such a lovely layout Helen! Love your hand drawn trees, they are so pretty. The bling and charm along the side are great touches and don't detract from the lovely photos!

    1. Thank you Winnie. It was a lovely day to scrap. It is nice to do a few layouts. I feel I haven't scrapbooked in a while. Hope you are having a fun weekend x

  2. Oh I love it! So fresh and clean. The charm is perfect!

    1. Thank you Victoria. I have had those charms for ages and then suddenly they were just what I needed - hooray for stash ;-) !

  3. This is a beautiful lay-out Helen. I am dabbling with digi-scrapping but this is the sort of scrapbook I really like. I must make time to do some more. I am a crafter, not an artist, but I shall give your birch trees a go. you make them look so simple. Thanks for the inspiration. Kate x

    1. Go for it Kate! I'd love to see how you get on if you fancy sharing. We have some sunshine here today but the wind is still chilly. Keep fanning that Spanish heat our way ;-) Hugs Helen x

  4. Hi Helen
    what a great page layout and your birch trees really finish it off beautifully.

  5. Anonymous21:59

    Beautiful work!!! Thanks so much for sharing your project with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli :)


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