Wednesday, 16 November 2011

2 New Layouts

Today I want to share with you two layouts which I did yesterday.

 This one is a picture of my second granddaughter Estie. She's a right character and this picture of her with her hair blowing in the wind is one of my favourites. For this LO I used the Vicki B collection from Bo Bunny. My base is pale pink bazzil, I then cut a scalloped half circle from pp. For some reason I can't quite fathom, I decided to sew buttons all around the edges of the pp. I added some dark pink cardstock, a punched strip, and some cut out flowers which I adhered with foam squares to lift them off the page. I also added a lace rosette from the collection. Som rick rack a brad and a little trinket gives focus to the photo. I was also brave enough to doodle straight onto my LO. Aroud the edges of the pp I wrote words describing Estie's character and I also hand wrote and coloured part of the title. I've never been brave enough to do this, but I saw this technique in a book I recently bought and really liked it and I do like the end result, so |I'll probably be doing it again soon.

This one is a LO of my recently broken wrist with pictures of my hand casted up and straight after the cast came off. I wanted to scrap this as I want to remember to be grateful for my hands next time I see a pile of ironing I don't want to do. Also I had this crazy idea involving knitting needles.
In my quest to use up old stuff to make room for more, I have no idea which pp's I used. I just picked them out of my old stash drawer. I cut the pp's in to all sorts of random shapes, inked and distressed the edges and then hand stitched around all the edges of all the pp's. I added some layered stars cut out of one of the pp's and then randomly stamped over the page. On the left hand side I cast on some stitches and on the right hand side I knitted a little patch and then cast off. I stuck the needles down at their heads with a drop of glossy accents and then secured them with some more stitching. Some flower centres on the stars and the title finish off this LO. Thakns for looking


  1. These are both fantastic.I love the layout of Estie-the colours and placement of the elements is brilliant!Love the cast coming off-I put on loads of those every day at work but have never seen what the skin looks like once it comes off!!

  2. Lovely layouts, the second one is my fave, knitting needles was a fab idea :)

  3. I love the cast off layout - I can't believe you actually knitted :)

  4. Love the colours in this layout!!

  5. What a great idea - love the visual pun (cast off) and the combination of colours. And just perfect to scrap the ocassion - it's had a big impact on your life!