Saturday, 6 February 2010

My first layout!

I'd like to show you my first ever (and hopefully not my last LOL) scrapbook layout. I've wanted to try my hand at this for ages and was finally convinced to have a go when my local craft shop Running with Scissors held a "same but different" challenge in December to create a scrapbook layout using items that were given to us. Everyone receives the same items, it is great seeing how different people use the exact same things! Again, I forgot to photograph what I was given LOL. In the package were: a paper doiley; a ribbon slider; two wooden painted stars; two wooden painted rocking horses; 3 different sized paper buttons; a red paper flower and some red rikrak. The paper, gems and other flowers are from my stash.
I dug out a couple of Christmas photos, one of my tree and the other of my little boy at Christmas when he was one. Hours later after being sidetracked looking at all the cute baby pictures I carried on with the scrapbook page LOL! I sponged the edges of the photos with vintage photo distress ink and mounted them onto some torn burgundy paper. I then overlapped them and added gems where the two photos meet, topped with the flower from the kit which I stickled and added a gem to.
I coloured some stick on die cut letters red with a copic (they were pink) and stuck each one onto a torn square of K&Co gold paper to give myself some letter tiles to add a bit more interest to the layout.
The doiley I cut in half so that I could have some peeping out of the top and bottom and then added a random display of Prima poinsettias, stars and the rest of the items from the kit, all of which were distressed with vintage photo distress ink.
The rik rak was simply added along the top and I used some gingham check ribbon from my stash to create a bow with the ribbon slider. Hope you enjoyed looking at my first forray into scrapbooking! I might return with some more one day LOL! x


Rainmac said...

Wow that is stunning!!!

Kate said...

This is just fab, you have to scrapbook again! ** Kate **

SusieLou said...

I can't believe this is your first layout, it's so beautiful! And it's still got all your "hallmark" things of lots of texture, layers and distressing! Gorgeous!! SUsie x

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Jane!
This is beautiful!
Such a wonderful layout perfect details and your photo is so sweet!
Stunning page!
kim x

Janette said...

Perfect Jane,love scrapbooking,this is wonderful.x

craftymum said...

Jane...Is there anything you can't do???? Please say there is. Your first layout is fantastic
Love Sarah XXX

downrightcrafty said...

for a first this is gorgeous - love the way you have made us all focus on the photos framed with all those delicious embellies
hugs Kate x

Donalda said...

Oh this is just beautiful dear. So much detail to it. I am sure you will enjoy doing this dear I use to do it years ago but got into cards and stopped lol Hugs dear

Sharon Keanly said...

Stunning Jane. I am sure we're still going to see plenty scrapbook pages from you. Well done! hugs Sharon

Sheila said...

Wow Jane this is just gorgeous! fab layout and I love your beautiful photo of your gorgeous girl :-)... also love that scrummy ribbon & slider great job sweetie.
Sheila xx

Georgia said...

This is stunning Jane - I love the cute photo and all the embellishments look stunning! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Debbie said...

This is fabulous obviously have a real flair for scrapping....just gorgeous! Hugs. Debbie x

Tracey said...

Well I for one certainly hope this isn't your last foray into scrapbooking - this is stunning, fantastic work Jane and thankyou for taking part in the challenge XXX

Anonymous said...

I know you did this a little while ago but wanted to leave you a comment as I think its beautiful!

Love all the detailing you have added! Lovely photo too!

Samantha :0)