Monday, 13 June 2011

Now for something a little different...

Is it just me that goes from loving to not-liking my work?  I loved the layout I showed here and so I thought I was on a roll and went ahead with another sketch from Shimelle.  I played with it for ages, finally flipping it, but it still didn't look right.  I wanted to use the papers with the strong pink in it and I wanted to use a little of the blue from the sea but it just wouldn't work.  Then the scallops that I cut flipped over and the colour on the reverse was a lighter blue and it seemed to work better.  I then spent ages playing with the embellishments.  So all in all it took me far far longer than the double page one that I loved and yet I'm still not completely happy with it.  I need to photograph it when it stops raining. IF it stops raining...

In the meantime, I thought I would share a couple more of the projects from Scrap-a-Mia.  These two layouts were from the class by Emma Trout and involved a lot of intricate cutting and embellishment using the papers from Websters Pages.  I really enjoyed doing something different but I don't think its really my style at all.  It was good to see how you could build up a page by using different elements of the papers and it was also good to use different sizes too.

This is an 8x8 but some of the bits are refusing to stay put so it will be the first thing in my album with page protectors at that size (my other one is just a ring binder format).

And now Blogger is playing silly bloggers so I can't upload the other photos from the other projects so I will try again tomorrow.

Bye for now xx



  1. Now that's a class I would love to have taken. It looks amazing!

  2. I think sometimes you do something you don't like but when you come back to it with fresh eyes it looks OK so don't be too hard on yourself your work is beautiful.
    This LO is stunning. All the detail is amazing and I love the 3d heart. Sounds like a great class to do.
    Hugs Lisax

  3. It looks fantastic, I love it! :)

  4. Definitely not just you! I'm always doing that - I keep thinking 'Yay, I can scrapbook! Maybe I'm actually not bad at this!' and then I'll make a layout and think 'Where did that come from? What the?' (And then someone else will look at it and love it, quite often, but hey!) Anyway, this is absolutely stunning, wow :)

  5. I've had this post starred in my Be Reader so I wouldn't forget to comment!! I LOVE this layout! Lots of dimensional goodness!


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