Saturday, 13 August 2011

Getting messy

It's online crop time over at Shimelle's blog and her crops are always inspiring. I've found it a great way to have a look at my "waiting to be scrapped" photos and I have quite a few from last summer. I picked a few out and here are my layouts. I would love to have had time to do more, but things are go-go-go in our house lately (gorilla hunts, balloon fiestas, picnics, crabbing etc etc).

The first challenge was to use two different sticker lines on the same page. I used some 7 Gypsies stickers on here and also some Sassafras Lass stickers. I have been struggling to scrap these photos all year. I've attempted it a couple of times before, but when I matched papers to the photo it ended up looking like a really dull page. The vibrant blue background has totally lifted the design.

I used the stickers as inspiration to add some stitching to the page too. This page was also inspired by the very talented designer Michelle from the Sassafras Lass Design Team. Check out this post here to see her page which inspired mine. I love her painty details and the layering.

Here's the next page, which was based on Shimelle sketch here. I can't help but get my paint out now when I scrapbooking...

I dipped some string into acrylic paint...

I placed it onto my page...

I discovered pressing down the string with fingers gets a bit messy, but placing a sheet of scrap paper over the top and then pressing down works best.

I repeated the process again to get this...

My six year old had a go at the sketch challenge too...

The journalling reads..." I love my mum so much one day I think I will bang".


  1. So sweet that your daughter made a page too! Your pages are lovely!!

  2. Great layouts!! Cute page by your daughter too!

  3. Great LOs! I especially like the writing in the sand one :)

  4. fantastic layouts there Emy, love the paint & string trick.

  5. Love the string lo, and awww at your daughters!

  6. I love your string idea too. have put that idea in my art book. Thanks.

    Your LOs are brilliant BTW x

  7. I love the string. It looks great. Also love the bairn's journalling ^_^ Made me chucke sooo much

  8. Great layouts there. Really love the string technique but it does look messy!! Love that your six year old is getting involved. Becky x

  9. Amazing, the string frame changes the LO completely. Soooo sweet with the writing on your dd's page.

  10. Love the string technique! I will have to try that!