Monday, October 10, 2011

I love this photo!

I really love to teach people to scrapbook and craft.  Over the last year I've been given some lovely opportunities and it's become so much fun!  There is such a sense of achievement when at the start of the night they have a bag of stash, and at the end they have a LO that they will have in their albums for years.

We came home from holidays on Wednesday and on the Thursday I taught this class.  The papers were My Minds Eye, Lost and Found 2, Breeze collection and  I have been using each collection since they came out and have a range of items made with these papers.  This new collection is as amazing as the last ones, and perfect for a home decor item that I have planned in my head.

Anyway, I had taken a lovely photo of my DD Lea recently, and it was begging to be scrapped so this is the LO that I made.

These papers are very fussy, stunning, but hard to add much to without going overboard, so I went easy on it and tried to keep the LO clean and simple(ish!).  From this angle you can't see much, but the LO is full of dimension, each layer is on foam dots and edges inked for effect.  I have a mild obsession is little flags at moment and these little cut offs from the end of the patterned paper are put to good use as these little edge embellishments for the side of the journalling block.  Yet again I have left the journalling block blank as I find it hard to write the right words, and feel that if I write on it now, I will change my mind in a few weeks and feel foolish about what is now written and cannot be changed.

The bonus to the class I taught, was that there was sufficient leftovers to make a card, and this is what I came up with.   The little toothpick flags are everywhere at the moment and this was the perfect opportunity to have a go too!

I have a lot of things that I have not shown here on the blog that I will keep adding over the next few days and am working on a' hush hush' DT project that made me smile so big when I got the news, so as of this moment I have just finished it, and waiting for daylight to photograph it before I can email it to the  DT co-ordinator.  Fun fun fun, but hopefully it will be good enough and I might be asked again!!!!


Dawn said...

Love your layout! It's beautiful & would be perfect for the Vintage challenge over at The Crafty Pad this week!
Dawn xx

Handmade Hannah said...

A beautiful layout Michelle. You are right to keep it simple with such ornate papers. In this layout you have let the beautiful photo of your DD do the talking. There is a lovely balance to this page- it sounds like a fab class :)

Annamarie said...

A fab LO and an amazing photo too! Thanks so much for teaching our September class Michelle, you were a brilliant tutor and I was delighted you were able to do it. I don't know how you managed it with jet-lag!

Robin said...

so sad I missed the class... beautiful layout and card!!! Robin

Alana said...

Pretty layout Michelle. I agree that hose papers can be difficult to use as it is so easy to over embellish on a already busy page. You have done a good job though.

Ali said...

gorgeous - great colours and I love that card.

Angela said...

Fantasctic Layout. Really beautiful and very inspirational.