Sunday, June 28, 2015

June Scrapbook Boutique challenge

Here's the delicious inspiration for the Scrapbook Boutique challenge for June:

Very elegant, don't you think?  I didn't have much call to do an "elegant" project, so I toned the gold down to yellow, which made a perfect jumping point for a boy-page, as well as a reason to finish off a 6" pad.

Thanks for visiting, I hope to share an organisation update and some of my double-page spreads with you soon!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Finishing my May Counterfeit Kit, and what's happening next.

I really wanted to use some of the journalling pieces from my vintage-themed May Counterfeit Kit before I unpacked it and moved onto something else. 

This rather dapper man was the perfect choice for photos of Rohan trying on his suit for his Year 10 formal . . .

I knew that"I wanted to use the "Grow" Bingo Card on a "then and now" page of my kids . . .

I smooshed some most on the background using the "packaging technique" that all the Youtube girls are using, and I love the subtle addition that the rub-ons gives.

I'm super-proud of the title I created on this Basic Grey journalling card . . .

I used washi tape to join my two background pieces together again, not because they're both sides of the same sheet of paper this time, but just because I sometimes think, why use more paper than you need to? I don't have a lot of call for bicycle or aeroplane motifs, so  I used them on this layout as more of a metaphorical journey.

 And one more page from the papers in the kit, that again doesn't look remotely antique . . .

How fun is that lantern banner?!

I'm taking a little break from Counterfeiting for a while now, to focus on two things:

Craft room Reorganisation.

I'm super-super-excited about this, and I've already made quite a bit of progress, so if you're interested, I hope you'll come back and visit soon.

Double page layouts.

Once upon a time in the beginning, I only made double pagers.  Then, as I started to blog and do challenges, I switched to mainly single pages.  But there are still plenty of photos I would prefer to do a double page on, and they are mounting up! So I'm challenging myself to create 20 double page spreads before I'm allowed to spend any money on craft supplies.
I'm thinking this type of page still counts as a double-page . . .

A "traditional" page next to a pocketed page about the same topic.  Once I've journalled on it, that will be page number one, only nineteen to go . . .