Sunday 19 May 2013

Onwards and Upwards part 2

With so many ideas I had to relate some to scrapping, the first page is another for the Antigua album which is almost completed now.  I took inspiration from using lots of yellow (not a colour I am very fond of and therefore rarely seem to scrap with, but loving it on this page) and also went a little bit hybrid and used some Studio Calico from the NSD giveaway that I used on my Olympic pages here.

This is also my UKS weekly challenge which was to use the sketch below, 5 patterned papers and at least 5 lines of journalling.

The next page I tried was something a bit different from me and I took general inspiration from Jennifer just to try something new.  I used black patterned paper as my base, again black is a colour I don't really like, but again it seems to work well. I also used a larger square photo taken on my camera using the retro camera app which is different to my usual photos too. Specifically though I did add all the gems, sequins and buttons as a direct tribute to Jennifer's sparkly style here.  Also did you notice both this photo and the last one feature clouds???

My third LO is completely different for me again as I took Jennifers ideas literally and combined the idea for using a detailed die cut object or paper doily with combining a woodgrain background with something pretty to make this page about the Hibiscus flower growing in Antigua.


  1. The yellow on the first one really makes it pop.Love the retro feel of the second one.

  2. Love the polaroid frame used in the centre of the photo to highlight a specific area **runs off with that idea**

  3. I really like the way you have incorporated the stamp to match your lovely flower photo - so interesting visually with the wood grain background.

  4. I love using yellow on layouts - you have really embrassed all the challenges ruth and they have worked so well for you x great pages x

  5. Ooh, brilliant, these are all so great! I love the yellow title and brads/enamel dots on the first page, it really pops out! The bold black page is so striking and of course I love the sparkle! The final page totally captures me too, I think I'm going to scraplift this one from you - I love that huge doily and the coral and green colours against the woodgrain.

    Thanks so much for entering the challenges! x