Monday, 30 June 2014

Rise Up and Fly - Shimelle Challenge

This is the last of the layouts that I managed to get done from Shimelle's weekend of inspiration.  This challenge was to scrapbook with a pink colour scheme which is something I don't do all that often despite having a little girl.  A page featuring miss Bella wouldn't be hard but I had something different in mind.
I bought these gorgeous My Mind's Eye papers in the S J Crafts sale and I was desperate to use them.  The collection is called Spread Your Wings and Fly and it made me think of my niece and how much she has blossomed since she found her niche as a Personal Trainer.  I changed the title to fit better with the images of the hot air balloons rather than relating it to wings.
I wanted to use the paper with the balloons in the top corner so it left a nice trip at the bottom for the small photo.  I have scrapped this photo before but with a different story.  I couldn't find anything that felt right to add to the stack for some texture other than some gems and bakers twine so I cut another balloon from another sheet of paper and added some pop dots to lift it at bit.

Sophie left college not knowing what she really wanted to do and it took a while for her to realise that her passion for the gym could be something she could share with other people.  Since then she's gained experience and qualifications and has become the assistant manager of the gym.  She has an expanding client base and has started developing specialist training programmes as she continues to grow and develop and it is a pleasure to see her spreading her wings and really taking off.

Bye for now


  1. You couldn't have picked better paper for this story. She's really going to be flying high, and here's wishing her all the luck in the world. Your layouts are so gorgeous :)

    I wasn't sure where to answer your question on my blog (so I've answered them here and there lol)

    Its a John Lewis fabric called Beside the Seaside. I think you can get it online from them, if you can't get to a store. Its gorgeous, its got seagulls, boats and little beach huts all over it.

  2. Lisa, this journal page is gorgeous, the colours, the images, lovely.
    Happy crafting, Angela x


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