Friday, 25 October 2013

Scrapology - November Layout Challenge

This month on Scrapology the team has been inspired by a lovely layout by Australian Scrapbooker Michelle Logan and as an added challenge have all incorporated chipboard in their layouts

For my layout I used a photo of my daughter riding the carousel at the Needles Park on the Isle of Wight. 

I used a mix of patterned papers on my layout from Crate Paper (cream base), Websters (brown spot), Bo Bunny (brown swirl) and Dream Street Papers (memo). I also added a page from an old book behind the photo. The chipboard swirl was from Fancy Pants. 

I embellished the layout with a crochet doilie, a tag, a brad, a button, a mini postcard downloaded and printed from the Internet, a paper flower and some heart pins. 

My title was cut on the Craft Robo using a cutting file from the Silhouette Online Store and I used some Simple Stories alphabet stickers for my journalling.

For the circle on Michelle's layout she used paint and inks. I decided to create a circle of plat backed pearls using a Crafters Workshop 'Dots all Around' stencil to make sure the pearls were placed evenly. 

Here is Michelle's gorgeous layout ....

... and as usual the sketch.

Hop on over to the the Scrapology blog for full details of the challenge and to see everyone's layouts.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Scrapology - October Card Challenge

This month's card challenge on Scrapology is seasonal. The team challenges you to make a card using Autumnal Colours

I made my card using a 4x6 journalling card from Simple Stories Harvest Lane collection.

The journalling card was matted on cardstock and a piece of paper from Scenic Route and then onto a card blank. I embelished the journallign card with a few brads and a wood veneer bird from Studio Calico and then added some glossy accents to the leaves and some faux stitching with a black pen.

Scrapology - October Layout Challenge

The end of October is fast approaching and I haven't yet posted my October Scrapology layout and details of the challenge. Lets put that right.

For the month of October the design team chose a layout by Laura Vegas as inspiration and challenge blog readers to use Laura's layout, buttons and our sketch to create a layout. 

For my layout I used a photo of my daughter taken a few years ago among the autumn leaves at Wrest Park.

I used patterned paper from various companies including BasicGrey and October Afternoon. The leaves and title were cut on the Craft Robo and the scalloped border strip was created using a corner punch. I raided my stash for lots of buttons including some pretty wooden buttons and they were all stitched or threaded with twine.

Here's Laura's original layout ...

.... and the sketch.

Hop on over to the Scrapology blog for full details of the challenge and to see all the other gorgeous layouts created by the design team.