Friday 10 May 2013

NSD the Knight Bus

On Bank Holiday Monday I did persuade (and it took quite a bit of persuading!) all the family to go out to a local National Trust property for a walk, some fresh air and to enjoy the good weather whilst it lasted.  The previous post shows a photo I took whilst there.

Of course I had to continue with my NSD challenges and I decided to make a double page as this is something I rarely do but was something Shimelle had asked for here.  

I had these photos of the Knight Bus taken at the Harry Potter Studios and really loved them so a larger LO was perfect for showcasing them. Can you see the 3 little black and white buses?  These were actually cut from the side of a box of tissues and mounted on acid and lignin free paper before being added to the pages, which I think definitely meets the 'use unexpected supplies' challenge.

On Tuesday I decided to construct my page for the UKS weekly challenge which was a masculine page, with added flowers made using this sketch

This is the page I came up with....

I really liked all the combination of all the blue with my son just gazing out over the sea in Antigua whilst on a boat trip.  I copied Shimelle's idea of combining lots of embellishments by creating a banner (I have buttons, tags, twine, chipboard and gems) therefore 'lining up embellishments' and I 'used brads' in the middle of each flower and on the punched turquoise border. So 2 more Shimelle challenges completed with this page.

How I wish I was back on that boat..... sigh........


  1. I agree. The blues really go with the picture. Thanks for stopping by my site and commenting.

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  2. Oh that last photo is so atmospheric, definitely wish I could sit and dream there too. Well done on using the box of tissue buses - great use of unexpected items

  3. super layouts. I love the one of your son on the boat. I wonder what he was thinking x

  4. The buses look like they're stamped, absolutely fab!

  5. Great double page! I'm glad you were inspired by the post. Thanks for stopping by for the blog hop too.