A big hello to you all and a special Hello to my new followers!
I have just realised that the giveaway I promised I still haven't posted on here. Was soooo busy before we left to go on holidays I forgot. So I will attempt to photograph it and post it up very very soon.
On a bit of older news, at the beginning of December the lovely Georgia from Paper Stories chose my layout as the winner of her sketch comp so with that I got a lovely prize of 7Gypsies goodies and at the same time I thought I would give one of her kits a go. I purchased the 'Love Song' kit featuring Basic Grey Serenade & Lucille and also some Heidi Swapp papers and tags.
Now I have never worked with a kit before so felt a little stumbled at first because when I normally scrap I have all the things out I want to use and scrapping away I go.
So I got out the kit and just dived into creating a layout. I used the current Paper Stories sketch as a starting point. Remember that when you use a sketch you can build from it. Adding extra layers, embellishments and you can mix things up. A sketch to me is just that, a 'sketch'.
Ok, here is my layout - Age One
It's of my daughter at obviously, one years old and I wanted to document a bit about her. She is full of life and personality! There is no dullness to this girl.
The only things I have added to this kit are really just mixed media stuff. Most of the main items and embellishments are from the kit! I added cotton & sequins, masking tape, gesso, dress pattern paper, tag and used some Tim Holtz distress stains and inks with a Crafters Workshop template to make the page me with some outlining with a Sharpie marker.
A few tips.
The background is pretty much made up of one sheet of patterned paper, Basic Grey Serenade Chemise.
I cut the border out then I collaged it back together with masking tape and Prima Washi Tape (which is included in the kit) and inked the edges for definition with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap. I also tore paper and inked edges and put a little bit of dress pattern between the layers just for a bit extra.