Here is my layout
A while ago I got some Kaisercraft 'True Romance' paper with the intention of scrapping a photo of my darling daughter Rose. I did think about doing a photo of her first day but when I sat down to scrap I decided instead to do a photo of her Baptism day. Mum made the christening gown when Liam was Baptised and it is made from left over lace from my wedding dress so I wanted to add some of this lace to the layout, and I also wanted to add a heart as Manawa ( which means heart) is her middle name.
Here is my layout
I decided to enter my layout in the Artfull Crafts September challenge which was a theme of flowers...pretty easy for someone with a daughter called Rose!
While Mum was on a roll with scrapbooking, I suggested she try another challenge. I love doing sketch challenges but haven't been finding much time to do them so figure may as well live my dreams through my mum right!
Here's the sketch
And here is Mum's take on it and her blog write up!
Live Life - Love Life
My mother’s favourite holiday place is Rarotonga and she has made numerous trips there over the last thirty years. She crossed her fingers (as did we all) that she would be fit enough to celebrate her 90’th there – and she made it, along with 58 family members.
Wearing our Peggy’s 90th Party rosettes, and with the odd legal graffiti left on bar walls, we made our presence on the island known, and we had a lovely family holiday. We had two more birthday girls: my daughter Vanessa turned 40 and her cousin Tamsyn turned 30 while we were in Rarotonga.
I used bright colours and florals for the page as they are both celebratory and typical of Rarotonga. I fussy cut the hibiscus flowers, folded and attached them with plain brads. I made flax flowers and used these, one backed by bought petals and the other topped by a blingy rosette. The white flower echoes Mum’s rosette. I used the Peg’s Party graffiti as my banner, and the frangipani cutouts to frame the top of my two photos – one of the three birthday girls, and one of Mum with her cake.
The Paper Teapot have a challenge running at the moment. I wasn't allowed to enter but was asked to make a layout to inspire others, though by the looks of the entries, not a lot of inspiration was needed.
These are the rules
- 1 Punch only. Use this as many times as you like but it must only be the one
- An ink Spray of your colour choice.
- One mask, stencil, or template
- Some bling
- Washi tape
- A tag of some sort with journaling on it.
- 4 Patterned papers of your choice. One of these papers must be cut into an 8×8 piece.
I had planned to use the My Minds Eye Chalkboard range to do this as I thought it would suit but then when I was looking for a piece of paper in my stash that had a ledger on I found this paper from We R Memory Keepers. I loved how the yellow tied in with the hood and the papers were soft but not girly!
1 punch - EK success vines punched along the bottom of the 8x8
1 inkspray - Tsukineko Eucalyptus walnut antiquing solution used for the masking and sprayed on the background paper.
1 mask - TCW Mini ledger on the 8x8...
Some bling - black rhinestones flourish
Some washi tape - Prima lifetime washi tape...think it is really fabric tape but close enough!
Tag with journaling - hidden journaling, cut from one of the pieces of patterned papers.
4 Patterned papers - Used We R Memory Keepers Family Keepsake papers.
I also challenged Mum to do this as well and here is what she came up with, I love it!
Punch: I used a Fiskar’s edge punch (name unknown to me) to cut a
border for along one side of the 8 x 8 square, and to the left of the photograph border.
Ink Spray: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist colour Wheatfields, to tone
down the pink and the blue spot background papers. ...
Mask: I used a chipboard sewing machine cut-out as a mask, so the sewing machine image was left in the original paper colour.
Bling: This was difficult as it is not a ‘blingy” photograph, or era. Our 1959 dresses had clean straight lines, and the shiniest thing we had was our shoes. I fussy cut some matching roses to add some depth to the framing, and used two brads as flower centres: one gold brad (sprayed with glimmer mist to make it softer), and one jewel brad.
Washi tape is used to hold down two edges of the 8 x 8 square, and the button card.
4 patterned papers: Kaisercraft Needle & Thread Collection – Seam, Knit, Hem and Bobbin
Tag: cut from one of the pages in the collection and tucked behind the photograph. The journaling reads:
The first outing for our new best summer clothes was the A & P Show – rain, hail or shine.
Mum did all our sewing, but six years after this photo was taken daughter no. 5 was born, and we older girls were told we had to learn to sew – fair enough, Mum!
I'm Natalia, co-owner of Bali Suga Crafts, mother of two kids and wife of another! I started scrapbooking when I lived in Australia in the back of beyond and made the mistake of going into the local post office....aka the shop I spent the most money in (not that there was a lot to choose from). There I discovered scrapbooking supplies as well as a weekly class on a Tuesday night and haven't looked back since then!