Thursday, 10 February 2011

A lovely day and a few layouts to share.......

I was lucky enough yesterday to have a good friend round for a full day of scrapping and it was blissful!!!  I get so little time to do my own scrapping so it really was a treat not only to have a day full of scrapping but to share it with a dear friend.  Great, company, great chatter and great scrapping - what more could a girl ask for????

So to the results of the day - just two to share with you that are completed (well I did say we chatted a lot didn't I.....) but I do have a double page spread on the go that I am hoping to finish sometime soon.  The first to share with you is called 'Victoria's Secret' showing a photo taken during a trip to Butchart Gardens on stunning Victoria Island a few years ago.  Whilst walking round the amazing gardens I came across a hole in the hedge which revealed this hidden shoreline that looked like something out of a Jessica Fletcher episode!!  Because it was through a hole ~I thought it would be great to 'frame' the scene with some of the hedge creating its own border and hoping that would make it easy to scrap!!  How wrong - it became difficult to find the right way to show it off to its best but finally I think I have managed it.  I did lots of cutting and 3D work on the flower/leaf combo that was part of the paper in the lower right corner and slotted the photo underneath that.  I used my Tim Holtz On the Edge dies to create the left hand edge of the photo and some black chipboard with fibres and jewel brads on the lower and right hand sides.  My Tattered Floral die created the Black Bazzill flowers which I doodled on and used some wound up fibre for the centre.  The close up photo shows more detail of that area.  My Tim Holtz Ornate Frame completed the page just as I wanted and then I set to work on the tag for part of the title.  I inked a white tag from ArtCards and stamped both in white and black chalk inks before cutting my title from Black Bazzill.  I hope you like it.  Not sure why Blogger has turned it round so sorry about that!!!!!

My second Layout is funnily enough in the same colourway but showcases a photo taken from our balcony on Radiance of the Seas during our very first Caribbean Cruise that stopped in Key West.  I adored Key West and its laid back vibe.  On this layout I used some Creative Imaginations papers bought in Hawaii along with matching cardstock stickers and some flowers from my stash.  The word stickers are from K&Co.  Again I hope you like it.  Again Blogger has turned it all on its side and I have no idea why!!!

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