Sunday, 23 June 2013

Inspired by CSI

Over the last couple of weeks I've been taking part in the weekly CSI challenge,  I thought it was about time considering I'd been a member since last Summer!

This week took me out of my comfort zone, both scrapping in colours I would never normally pick and journalling to top it off!

You Rock depicts the fun we had with our close friends at V Festivsl 2011 and especially the great memories of the Strongbow tent and the many uses for the bandanas they gave us!

We have been the last three years and seen many amazing bands and although we're not going with Paul and Hilary this year, we are going with my three step-daughters, one of whom hasn't been before!

And we'll get to see Kings of Leon and Beyonce... cool! 

I used a selection of the evidence along with the testimony in the form of a save the date type journalling.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Guest blogger for Shimelle

Firstly, and totally none related to scrapbooking, I want to wish my Dad and all the Dad's in the world a wonderful Fathers Day... Enjoy, relax and be merry xxx

Anyway, back to the post! A while back the lovely Shimelle asked me to guest post for her, taking part in a sketch challenge...

Now I'm a big fan of using a sketch as a starting point, especially when you've only got a small window of opportunity to get crafty.

So upon seeing this sketch, apart from the obvious two photo's (and as primarily a single photo scrapbooker, I was a bit apprehensive!) it was the panelled background of diving the page into quarters that I really noticed! I never really gave any thought as to what Shimelle's page would look like, so to see it in all it's glory this morning was great!

What's so nice about this wonderful hobby is how we all interpret things...

As you can see I opted for distressing a single page to reveal the paper behind. Having seen how lovely Shimelle's layout looks with this panelling, I may well use this sketch again!

Having recently purchased a Silhouette Cameo (actually Santa bought it!) I've been discovering a new found love of cutting machines...

I'm big into cutting my title, keeping the positive and negative pieces and then sticking them back together again to create a flat title that forms part of the background.

I've used this technique in numerous layouts including these...

I really like it, until that is I get bored of it!