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?