Friday, May 16, 2014

Marvellous May

Hello again! Have you ever had that LO that you thought you knew where you wanted to go but it fought you every step of the way? That was the way it was going with my first layout, 'Oh Happy Day', so I tossed everything but the photo and the chipboard vine to start all over again in a new direction. I think it's a bit different to my normal work but I love the end result.
The chipboard vine is a stunning piece which I've had in my stash for so long as I really wanted to feature it on a LO. I trimmed the longest bit of the branch and stuck it above the rest to work better on my page. I have also used one of the new arrow pieces, a filmstrip ATC piece, some left over vines and a charm which I spray painted black. I like the contrast of the black against the more subtle inks.
Scrapmatts used: CB4034 Floral Design 01, CB3001 Film Strips 03, CB6095 Assorted Words 18, CB6086 Twig Frame 01, CH075 Charm.

For my second LO this month I decided to only use one chipboard design because the CB8001 Circles 01 design is so versatile I didn't need any others. This comes as a 12x12 sheet with 29 different circle pieces. The photos come from a 2005 holiday I took with Ben back in the day when I was still using film rather than a digital camera.

For the circles I selected the various sizes I wanted, ran them through an embossing folder to add texture, swipped some distress ink over the top to highlight the pattern and then lightly misted them as add some sparkle and activate the distress ink. The detail shot gives you a bit more of an idea of the end effect.

Hope you enjoyed these two projects. Don't forget to share your own work with us over at the Ning site or on Facebook. I look forward to see you again next month!


  1. Lauren, you did really well with the first is different, great to see you express is really stunning!! Great work and awesome talent

  2. That black flourish looks stunning!

  3. beautiful pages!! love the black fourish