Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Scrapology January Layout Challenge - T is for Texture

Over on Scrapology we have started the New Year with a challenge to use 'Texture' on your layout and also a double page sketch based on a layout by Stacey Hansen

I decided to use papers from the 'Year-o-graphy' line from Simple Stories to create a year in review layout. I am loving the collections from Simple Stories and they are fast becoming another of my favourite manufacturers.

I used 8 photos on my double page layout taken during the year on various occasions. Usually I find it difficult to use photos from different events on one layout because often the colours clash, etc but on this occasion because of the muted background I think the layout worked.

To add texture I embelished the page with buttons, machine stitching, stickers and created bunting along the top of the page with punched circles and scalloped circles which I stapled onto some bakers twine.

Looking at the layout I realise what an eventful year 2011 was for my family.

Here is the original layout by Stacey Hansen.....

........ and here is the sketch with Lynn created.

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Scattychick said...

Love this LO Karen I have my photos chosen for mine just need the time lol

Linda said...

Such a brilliant layout Karen.

Anita said...

As always Karen a super layout. Love how you have embellished it, that bunting is fabulous. Really like how you have documented the various events for the year.

Lynn Biermann said...

What a great lo! Such a great to do a year in review! very inspiring! TFS :)

Alison said...

Another brilliant layout, Karen - I thought it was a fantastic idea. I love the symmetry of the double page, and think that everything goes together so well. So much detail on a double layout - great job!