Saturday 28 June 2014

Scrap Around the World June Challenge

Just a quick post to share a layout inspired by the June Challenge over at Scrap Around the World:

I really love the colours of this one and I happened to have a photo that suited the mood board perfectly….So colour and LOVE was my inspiration.  I used a photo that was taken, I thought, by me and the more I think about it, the more I seem to remember a friend might have taken it and it was their printer that ran out of ink…..It was a little while ago now as Callum is 15 so…….maybe the friend will remember if it wasn't me and let me know!!!.  Either way it is true…... I LOVE this photo and the little man in it and part of its charm is that the ink started to run out on the printer!

I had fun with this layout using lots of different techniques.

I got some of my new stencils a little bit painty!!!  I used distress paint instead of ink to define my edges.

As usual I cut a section from my base card stock to create a mat for my photo….waste not want not…...

I covered 2 chipboard arrows with the reverse of the grey paper and added more stencilling with my favourite dot fades.

Trying to break out from my normal scrapbooking habits I heat embossed the pattern on the grey paper with black and pewter embossing powders using a combination of my Perfect Medium pen and my quickie glue pen.  The quickie glue pen worked really well for those fine pewter lines.

The photo was added next…look at that cute little face….don't you just want to pinch his cheeks!!!!  Good job Callum won't read this ;-)

I found some hearts in my little box of chipboard and unused die cuts ( a moth flew out when I opened that tin!!!)  I added pewter embossing to the heart and slightly outlined some of the dots on the arrow.  A couple of found die cut flowers and that made the nice little arrangement top right.

Bottom left was where I placed the title which my friend Jo cut out for me with her lovely new cutting machine.  Look how fine it cut everything.  The big flowers was hand cut from a yummy Heidi Grace paper I have had stashed away carefully since forever!  The top flower has a flock finish to it.  The 100% original brad was painted with Distress Paint as it was cream and didn't stand out enough.  I rubbed it over with sandpaper to reveal the wording once the paint was dry…….One more step…..

….Yes that 'might not be quite true journalling'…….I think I might add PTO and write the full story on the back of the layout….I might even get a call to tell me what the true story truly is ;-)!!!!

So that is how I got to here!  It was fun trying new things and I hope you pop along to Scrap Around the World to check out all the lovely Mixed Media layouts inspired by the gorgeous mood board at the top of this post.

Hope you are all having a fab weekend….I am off to a crop tomorrow so I really must get my bags containing everything but the kitchen sink ready to avoid the early morning rush!!!

Thanks for popping by X


  1. What an adorable layout! I love the photo and thank-you for sharing the process with us! Thanks for playing along with us at SATW! :)

  2. Great tutorial and beautiful layout! Thank you for playing along with us at SATW this month.

  3. I loved watching Your step by step process. And Your LO is wonderful too. Thanks for playing at SATW

  4. beautiful layout and helpful tutorial. Thank you for playing along with us at SATW this month!

  5. I love tutorials! :) Your layout is really pretty. Thank you for playing along with SATW this month!


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