This weekend Shimelle hosts a glittertastic, fabuamazing virtual crop, so go check it out right now! I will seize this as an opportunity to get started on Jed and I’s travel album, something I have wanted to do for a long time. And since our next vacation is in just a couple of months, it would be nice to at least have gotten started before then. My goal is to produce at least 5 layouts, and I hope I can make that goal. So, with a clear schedule for the weekend, Jed chasing other achievements on the Xbox, the cat soundly asleep on the couch and plenty of cups of tea, here’s my first post for this crop.
Challenge no 1 – Scraplifting a page by Jaime Warren
The first challenge was to take inspiration from a very pretty page made by Jaime Warren, called Beautiful Jill (you can find Jamie’s blog over here). I will try to list my inspiration points:
- Dimension – I Love the effect from the pop dots and layers
- Shapes – The clouds are a perfect theme. I have a lot of cloudy photos from our trip to Scotland ;) Also, the scattering of round embellishments could be used to give a feeling of raindrops.
- Placement – I like the shape that comes from the placement of photos in the middle and then the other bigger elements on the edges
- Washi tape – Need I say more?
The white card stock clouds are stamped with a grid stamp, and the patterned papers are from two different 6×6 paper packs from MME’s Dilly Dally, the Miss Caroline collection and from Glitz Design’s Happy Travels. I used some acrylic transparent stickers to make some round embellishments from left over scraps, and also found some items from a printed folder from the distillery to use on my layout. This is how my page turned out:
The photos are from when we went to Islay, and specifically from an occasion when we went on a tour and a whiskey tasting at the Ardbeg distillery. After the tour we strolled down to the sea to take some photos, and got to see that classic view with those big black letters painted on the white building by the seaside. Jed took an amazing HDR photo of that view (go look at it here!), and when we came home he had it framed and gave it to me as a surprise. I hung it over my kitchen table and everytime I sat at that table I always starred at that photo. We live together now, and the photo now has a place on the wall in our new kitchen. And I think it will probably hang there forever!