Thursday, 26 March 2015

Thursday's Planner Update!

These Thursday's sure do roll round quickly!!
This weekly spread had Mother's day in it, so I was able to add a free printable from Heidi Swapp from 2014 that she issued on her blog (see card at top righ, which I punched.) Link on my Pinterest board here.
I decided to take the yellow and pink theme for these pages from this card, along with a hint of green for St Patrick's day, where I hand punched my own Shamrock using a heart punch and layered them.
This particular spread had no photographs with it as I had a lot of journaling I wanted to include, but I did add a left over digital stamped chick from my Easter Card making. TFLx

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Inspiration from Quilts


I have been taking a bit of inspiration from quilts recently and this one is based on a log cabin quilt pattern. I chose my papers and grouped them paler on one side and darker on the other.  I stitched them in place. I overlaid the photograph with a gold foiled acetate to hide my journaling.
This one of hubby in front of a Lancaster bomber has a few diamonds overlaying the edge of the photo, directing the eye towards the subject. The photographic tree design background didn't need much enhancing, so I kept the colour scheme neutral.
 More diamonds on this layout, stamped and embossed in Spring colours. There are lots ideas you can get from quilts! TFLx





Monday, 23 March 2015

Negative space

I used to find negative space hard, but I'm getting better! This layout was made for a challenge over on the Studio Calico blog. I used tiny strips of patterned paper but kept them all to one side of the background paper, as a mat for my photograph. I hed them down by stitching a strip of paper across in the bottom third and used the title strip to hold them down at the top third. I made my journaling along the edge of one piece of paper and just added two embellishments, one, my sons initial (bold, stitched in place) and one group of 3 enamel dots to draw the eye to the photograph.
This layout also used strips of paper, I tried to keep the bottom quarter of the page empty.
This page used hidden journaling on a tag in a glassine bag and I tried to keep everything to the bottom half of the page. Clustered my heart embellishments in a 3 again (odd numbers are best) to draw a focus to the photograph.
Do you use negative space? TFLx

Friday, 20 March 2015

Thursday's planner update late again!

Went pink in my planner for this spread! Used a Heidi Swapp gold foil Project Life card cut in two and corner rounded. One I wanted to make a flap to hide some hidden journaling, making a hinge from some washi tape.

After three months I am not sure what I am getting out of it, so here is what I think so far;

  • It's a fun thing to do 
  • It really helps when I am doing Project Life (but I'm not behind, but would really help if I was)
  • I can 'dump' some minor stuff in here that doesn't make it into Project Life now
  • I think its an illustrated diary that sits on my desk
  • I collect memorabilia in it that I may scrap, so keeps desk clear
  • Make notes of current classes I'm taking
I am still filling it in retrospectively rather than planning ahead. 
Looking at my Project Life, that is looking much simpler and sleeker, most of the things in it are 'big' events or milestones not the everyday. So far 2015 seems to be all about Sergio our puppy! TFLx

Monday, 16 March 2015

Scrapping with pink? Yes you can!

I am not a 'pink' person, I don't always choose to use it, I know some people have a problem with pink in scrap booking terms, but I am against stereotyping so I have been using pink to scrap with photographs of my boys.
By bolstering up the black and white you can tone it down.
By layering it you can also tone it down.

These patchwork inspired layouts are also using pink with a black and white photo and some more monochrome.
This one of Sergio has an acetate layer over the top that has been printed with grey lettering. 
Just a few ideas of scrapping with pink in a more neutral way. TFLx

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Thursday's Planner Update

New month and I was feeling spring was just around the corner so lemon and lime were the colours that came to mind.
Using some items from Studio Calico kits that I have collected. 
I started with my March month by putting in an insert 
I figured a bit of positive thinking might help things along! The tabbed insert is from Heidi Swapp and I misted it in a mixture of Mustard and Gold color shine. The Spring card and the Come Back Sun cards are out of the set by life.love.paper over at Studio Calico here. The cute postage stamp stickers are from that set too. 
March is off to a flying start! TFLx


Tuesday, 10 March 2015

What Fun! Scrapping with diamond shapes!

I have been scrapping a lot lately and inspired grids made from diamond shapes. This layout is one of my favourites and I love the neutral colours too. 
This one was inspired by the diamond wood veneer in the Studio calico "on the grid" class kit and I backed the diamonds with paper offcuts from the first layout.
I was also inspired to play with the die cuts from that same class kit in a grid formation
This time using the squares diagonally and contrasting it with the wood veneer circle piece.
I thought it too fiddly to back each hole of this veneer, so I punched stars to echo the die cuts and stitched them in each circle.
Why don't you have a go yourself? TFLx