Friday, 17 June 2011

Time to share some more layouts

Well I just couldn't get my head into posting this week and I have no idea why.  Bit of a virus going around the family leaving us all washed out, especially after such a busy couple of months that we are now winding down from.  Anyway, I have a few things to share, in fact I've lost track of what I've posted on here and what I haven't!  I still haven't managed to get a photo of the layout I'm not sure about but since then I've started another one that I can't make work!  I think I have a problem with colour as I've used the sketch from the double page layout that I loved the other day and it just looks.. wrong.  I've done a couple of layouts where I think I've carefully chosen the papers etc and then its not right at the end.  Any advice on this would be really appreciated.

Anyway, here is the final project from Emma Trout at Scrap-a-Mia.  This was her Make and Take which is pretty awesome really.  I just need to get the right photo to go into the little box and it will go up in our hallway.

A close up of the music paper covered "house".

And the other side.

And then here is a layout from Paula's class that I was working on last week.  I struggled with the title and journalling on this one as I used a couple of photos that I just liked, not that told any particular story.  They were taken at Beaulieu like so many of our other photos and how many layouts can you have that are about that one place, or are called Cute! Beautiful etc.  So it reads "She's Just a Girl.... but she's my girl, and she has special powers to melt my heart and give me a physical ache when I think of her."

I don't normally stitch on my layouts at all, and this is the first time I've hand stitched.  Obviously I changed it a little bit from the original class sketch but I actually quite like it.  I've got loads of embroidery floss from my cross stitch days so it would be good to make more use of them.

Maybe I'll take a picture of my half finished layout and see if someone else can tell me why it looks so wrong. In the meantime, I have a couple of Father's Day cards to finish that should have been posted this morning, oops!

Bye for now xx


  1. I've been using my cross stitch thread on my pages too - I love the dimension it gives. And I really like the way you have tied the twine round the stems. Lovely!

  2. Hi Lisa-Jane.
    Your finished LO is just gorgeous. I've spent ages admiring all the detail and I just adore those flowers. I must give them a go. I have loads of cross stitch thread too and it's suprising how it somes in for scrapbooking isn't it. I often handstitch but would love to give the machine a go.
    Your letter is gorgeous too. What a great idea to put a photo in the little box.
    Have a great weekend and I hope you are all feeling much better now.
    Hugs Lisax

  3. Oh my, these projects are stunning. I hope you're feeling better

  4. Wow, what a wonderful set of projects. I love the layout, everything came together wonderfully -- colors, design, picture.


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