Can I just say a big hello to Ohhh Snap and Julia who have kindly started to follow my blog although I am going to waffle on big time now so I hope you don't regret it!
This is actually the fourth layout that I have done for myself this year, I kid you not! I did two layouts in February - both Disney ones and then a pirate layout in April (probably because I had just bought some pirate stamps rather than the scrapbooking side of it!). Apart from a couple of class layouts I have prepared this year that is it! That is how bad I have had scrappers block, anyway I have ignored it and got on with other projects knowing that I will return to it in the end. I had scrappers block once before, a few years ago now, and I struggled so much and tried so hard that I almost gave up scrapping altogether. But today I got the urge to make a layout - so make a layout I did! here it is:
http://allisonrdavis.blogspot.com/ and she talks you through sketches. It's a known fact that I am rubbish at sketches - firstly I never understood them for years, honestly I didn't, now I kind of get them but find it very difficult to break away from the sketch and make the layout my own - but I am going to try, I really am.
Anyway back to this sketch, I apologise for the poor photo - the layout is actually white and inked around the edges with mustard seed. Other than that I have used a Disney patterned paper (so not me) and some stickers (again so not me although I have a drawerful) and a couple of nestie shapes (so me) and some ink through sequin waste (so me) and I have completed this layout. I have managed to do eight difficult photos in one go and now only have about three left to do plus some beach photos from that holiday sixteen months ago - see I am getting there!
If you managed to keep going this far - thanks for reading!