Monday, 25 February 2013

Scrapbook Tuesday - Oh Megan (or should that be Pig-pen)!

Hello Friends

Tuesday is here and so I am sharing my latest layout with you.  It is a photograph which I have been wanting to scrapbook for ages now but have never been quite sure how to do.  So I was wandering around Basic Grey's blog (well the cardstock is Basic Grey) and I came across a layout which they suggested you "scraplift".  I liked the concept so here is my version.....

Not content with cutting papers up from my stash I took one of my Snippets boxes and just kept pulling papers out until I found a piece that would tie in with the colours in the photo, then I ran them through my Big Shot using a Sizzix die.  Once I had cut about 40 hearts I took them over to my desk and sat down and procraftinated, using the camera to ensure I did not have too many darks/lights congregating together. (In case you don't know what I mean by "using the camera", if you point your camera at your work you can get a better idea of the depth of colour through either the viewfinder or on the screen on the camera.  A great tool for quilting too!)
The photo is of my youngest Niece at Llangranog Beach just weeks before she was to be my bridesmaid!  We refer to this photo as the Pig-Pen photo and it makes me smile every time I look at it.  She really does look "Pleased as Punch"!
As you can see I got my trusty sewing machine out (though the lines are not perfectly straight but neither is the beach!).  The hearts are not stuck down so that some of them have slightly curved which is what I wanted it to do.  I would hate to hazard a guess as to what makes of papers I have used, but they are all Snippets from past layouts and cards.  Even the distressed doily was cut for something else, not use, turned over as I had inked the other side and then used!  

Now for another photo of Amsterdam.....what Holland is most famous for....tulips!!

Beautiful colours on a quite dull day.  It is interesting to see the price of them there €12.50 for 50 tulips - that would be about £12.50 for 20 here!  The exchange rate is currently around €1 = £1!!

Thanks for calling by.  Please leave me a comment so I know you have been.  Hope you like my layout today!  Off to show my layout to the girls in the Playground!  Anyone got any flumps today?



Di said...

Gorgeous layout there Sam. Love all the hearts and buttons - brilliant use of snippets too.

Wow, so many gorgeous tulips too.
Can you add flumps to my 'never had' list of goodies :) Truly!!

Hugs, Di xx

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous page Sam, I love all the hearts and the stitching xxx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oh I bet that tulip display smelled wonderful!

Great scraplift with plenty of HEART. Jules will be proud of you!

Sarn xxx

Alison Scott said...

Wonderful layout. She looks real chuffed in that picture.
Thanks for continuing to post your Amsterdam pics. They are fab. I love tulips. Must have been marvellous there.

Kate said...

So fun! It looks like a lot of work to arrange all those hearts so perfectly. Such a little cutie. Plus I love all those tulips. So gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous layout Sam, one of my fav's that you have done. Love all of the hearts and the fact they are stitched on rather than glued flat.

I've stood at that flower stand, in fact l brought back a bunch of yellow tulips for my Mum, they are wonderful aren't they? They make me smile every time we go there. There's a great little cafe near by that does wonderful pea and ham soup, perfect on a cold day!

Big hugs xx

butterfly said...

A really wonderful layout... I love all those varied hearts. Great tip about looking through the camera at the colour variations, thank you!

Adorable photo - Pigpen is cool, though Linus is clearly the best, I'm afraid. And oh boy yes, flower prices in UK vs Holland make me want to spit!!
Alison x

scrappymo! said...

Wow...great tip about using the camera that way!!!

Love your layout and love the use of snippets! Brilliant idea to cut out the hearts and stitch them! She is a little sweetie and steals the show!

Jules said...

Hi Sam

I can't think of anything better to do with snippets than cut lots of hearts LOL!!!

Love how you have stitched them too!!

Love Jules xx

p.s. Don't worry all my pictures are stored safely. I have them on a memory card and my laptop (and the special ones on a separate hard drive) .. .. I just hate taking them off my memory card for some reason LOL!!!

Terry said...

I have always wanted to go to Holland just to see the tulips, which I love! Love the layout and the hearts are just perfect with the little cutie! Have a great day!

Debs Willis said...

What a fab idea for using snippets in a layout, and how effective - think I;ll be borrowing that idea soon lol!

debs x

Mrs A. said...

Flumps! Someone has Flumps! Hand em over this minute . This is a stick up . Like your heart detail and thanks for the tip with the camera. Need to take the lens cover off first though. Hugs Mrs a.