Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Lacing Up...


Tonight I'm sharing one of the layouts I started last week at my regular scrapping class at Scrapbook Sisters - I've been very good and completed two of them already - think I need a little lie down now :-)

As usual there was a selection of layouts that Karen and Julie had done as ideas which we could either lift directly or use as inspiration

I like these layouts, although this one is quite detailed and has more on it than I would have put on had I not been using the class as inspiration. 

The photo is of the back of the bridesmaids dress I wore to my SIL's wedding - I'm going to add a bit of journalling to the page to explain the why, when and how a bit later once I've figured out what to put. 

If it wasn't such a fiddle (and a bit uncomfortable) I'd wear tops like this all the time - for once I had a waist and a cleavage LOL!

We used a Heidi Swap mask to create the reverse purple flower pattern along with Distress Ink.  I'd never used one of these masks before, and to be honest I found it a bit of a fiddle - but that was probably me not doing it right - it looks OK but with hindsight I think should have used one of the other papers in the pack instead.  Having said that that's half of the point of going to the classes as you try things out and find out what you like and what you don't (the other half is meeting friends and having a giggle, LOL).  I know loads of people have these and love them, but I don't think they're for me.

I used black Stickles in the centre of the flowers for a bit of subtle bling, and the title (which isn't showing up very well in the main photo) are are alphabet stickers as I still haven't got round to getting a new cutting mat for my Cricut

I LOVE the birdcage on this layout though - this was included in the class kit - I am really tempted to add some butterflies to it though - don't know why or even if it would make it all too cluttered... I may have a play later and see what I think :-)

I can't wait to see what the third and final class in this set of three is - but I've got to wait until next Tuesday!!  How am I going to cope!!

Supplies - Black and White Bazzill cardstock; K & Co Poppy Seed Pad; Chipboard Birdcage - part of kit, cut on Cricut (I think); White Pen; Black Pen;  Dotty Circle Template; Heidi Swapp mask; Distress Ink; EK Success Border, Retro Flower and Leaf Punches; Black Diamond Stickles; Doodlebug Loopy Lou white Alphabet Stickers

Thanks for looking



Julie said...

What a perfect layout/photo combo! Such patience using the dotty template, I never attempted this layout lol!

gayle said...

Beautiful layout Sue. That dress looks lovely. I think a little butterfly would look lovely. x

vicky said...

Love this layout Sue, mines not quite done yet lol!! Think a butterfly would look good tooxx