Friday, 29 April 2011

Yikes! A scrapbook page!

“Why don’t you post more scrapbooking pages on your blog?” was the quite reasonable question put to me the other day, at my Woodland Walk scrapbooking class.

There are several reasons for this.

  1. I don’t like putting pix of my children (or me!) on the internet.
  2. I am really bad at finishing my scrapbook pages! I have several that “just need a little bit more”
  3. They are really hard to photograph!
But mainly, it’s because I don’t do that much scrapbooking these days. Something I’d love to rectify! So, if I lay on some scrapbooking classes, will people come?  I’m thinking the 2nd Wednesday of the month, two pages (which we WILL finish – with journalling!) with some fun products and techniques: £10? Please email me if you’d like to register your interest!

Anyway, this is one we made at the Woodland Walk class. We did four pages, which was WAY too many. I am always worried about short-changing people but I realise now that I’m actually doing people a disservice by trying to cram too much in, as it makes it rushed.

This was quite a fiddly page, with lots of little strips of paper and ribbon and the focus on one image. Mine isn’t the most striking image but I didn’t want to get bogged down in finding the perfect picture, when I should be prepping a class!

The flower is a paper daisy, which we inked with Crumb Cake ink in the centre and an Early Espresso marker around the tips of the petals. We then sprayed it with Champagne Mist shimmer spray and allowed it to dry.

To make the heart detail in the centre, we punched a heart out of a scrap of cardstock and then punched a circle around it. A scrap of Designer Paper behind it gives it some interest. 

Stamps: Just Perfect Alphabet, Growing Green
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Paper: Woodland Walk
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso marker
Accessories: Small heart punch, 1” circle punch, paper daisies, eyelet border punch, 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon - Very Vanilla, ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon - Certainly Celery

All products by Stampin’ Up!®

1 comment:

  1. I hear you sistah on your top 3 reasons - those are exactly mine top three! But I like to do it once in awhile and you know, your page is really beautiful! I might have to CASE you on this one - so elegant, and rich in detail yet I love how you kept your photo as the focal point :) Beautiful!


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