Friday, 5 October 2012

A scrapbook layout

believe me these rarely happen in my house these days - I seem to craft most days but at the moment not on scrapbook layouts - however I have had this title on my mind since seeing it on a school leavers sweatshirt in Disneyland in June, and as it involved 2012 I thought I ought to get the layout done this year!

as you can see I have managed to use up one whole sheet and about 5" off another sheet of paper from my mountainous stack of patterned papers - still Rome wasn't built in day eh!

Papers used are Penny Lane Passion - swirly bird and Robin's eggs based on a page map sketch.  I then used crimson and coffee archival ink, frayed burlap distress ink, a Stampin Up notebook punch, Fiskars school stamps, 7 Gypsies "Friends" stamps, Stampers Anonymous "Life's Possibilities" stamps.  I also used a T!m ticket, Wendy Vecchi's wall stencil, red wooden heart, metal owl embellishment, T!ms mini attachers and I had to finish off with a swirl of red twine - have no idea whether this is still in vogue or not but I still love them!  I love the title I saw on the american sweatshirt "Class of 2012 - do you wish you were ONE TWO" which I changed to say don't. Photo is of DS1 holding his first Junior school picture on his last day at the same Junior school - such a sweet idea I thought.

Whole layout only took me a couple of hours on Sunday but I think it has rekindled my love of scrapping as I now fancy doing another one (after all I do have 170 photos of our Disney trip printed out to get on with).  We shall see, although I do have a busy weekend ahead as its DS2's birthday next week so its party, party, party at the moment!  Bless.

I would also just like to say a big hello and thank you to my newest followers:  Jean, Char, TwoOldDuffers (what a fab name!), April and Teresa - welcome aboard my rollercoaster of crafting.

I have also been busy this week both starting and finishing (I know!) a quilt for DS2's birthday - will post that next week on his big day - all I have to say about that at the moment is "May the Force be with you" so you have some idea of it's theme!

Thanks for looking - worn out from Forest School in Solihull


Eliza said...

I think you have done a fab job on creating this layout. Good on you.


Missus Wookie said...

Swirls of twine are always in fashion if you like 'em :) Cute saying and woot on getting a page and a quilt done!