Monday, 14 March 2011

Not quite sure what is going on!!!

But I appear to have done a scrapbook page, all by myself, no class, just me - I know I think a lie down is required!!  I haven't done a page out of class for absolutely ages!!

As you may know my eldest son was 9 last week and because the sun was shining on Saturday in my little corner of the world I took him into the garden for a bit of a photo shoot, not the tidyish, up by the house bit of the garden, that would have been too formal, but the bit that is a bit wild alongside the drive, where we found a tree for him to lean on so he was less self conscious... cos at 9, you get that way!!  The photo's came out really well so I decided to do a page using some of the left over papers from Creative Inspirations from the last round of fortnightly classes at Scrapbook Sisters, but oh my! I still find boys pages hard to do!!  I couldn't resist speaking a heart on there though and adding glossy accents to the one printed on the paper too :-)

I had a wild notion to sew round the image and after an age of pricking holes used some red embroidery thread.  All I'm going to say is that a sewing machine would have been quicker but I like the chunky look of the thicker thread for this page.  I added faux sitching to the paper and inked up the grungeboard shapes with some Barn Door Distress Ink and then glossy accented them...

and distressed a chipboard swirl (cut from a sizzix die??) with Bundled Sage Distress Ink and added a journalling ticket and dream tag which have been lightly distressed with Antique Linen, Bundled Sage and Barn Door Inks.  Some buttons ties with embroidery thread and some Thickers foam numbers completed my page.

I'd like to enter this page for the new Scrapbook Sisters Scrapbook Challenge which is Framed - hope this counts!!

And just cos I think it's a lovely photo here's the original :-)

All in all I've got a busy week, tomorrow is the next Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge and I've got a little cracker to show you!!  Tomorrow night is my scrapbooking class, and on Wednesday is the next Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge, and then I'm running around after the kids with their clubs and activities and oh yeah I've got to fit work in there somewhere too :-)

Actually I'm hoping for another scrapbooking photo opportunity on Friday as Arsenal football club are visiting my youngest son's nursery.  Apparently it's something they do to reach out to the community, which is good of them, although we are told normally it's just some of the coaching staff, and rarely do the footballers themselves go - although I think they are hoping their visit will be one of the occasions when they do!! - not that the average 3 or 4 year old would notice anyway, mine certainly wouldn't!!  I'm hoping to be able to dive out of work as the nursery is only just across the road to take some pictures - it should help that my immediate boss is a massive Arsenal fan!!

Right that's quite enough rambling from me today!!

Sue xx


Julie said...

Maybe you could suggest your boss gives you a lift lol!
Get you girlie!!! Scrapbooking freestyle,and lovely job too!!! Have a great week,Julie.x

pinky said...

Someone is really busy alright!! I do love your scrap page you really have went to town on it and its just gorgeous.

Amanda R said...

Sue, I have never made a scrapbook page ever so I am truly impressed with your work. Lovely job and love the picture!

Lisa Jane said...

well its absolutely fabulous! I love the layout

Whimsey said...

SUE...that's me yelling! Does your son have red hair? Mine does too!!!

Love your scrapbook page - if I did one of those? I'm afraid the world would stop spinning!! :D

Great job; love the picture!!