Friday, 13 November 2009

First of all, an apology, I'm a bit late with this posting.

So, before the Christmas season grips us fully, if it hasn't already in your house, I thought I'd do a layout that didn't include red, green or sparkles. This picture is of my Aunt Edith, and her son and daughter and grandchildren, my 'extended' immediate family.

I let the paper lead the way on this one, using the blue writing on the pattern to give an accent colour. I stamped an L shaped border on vellum using the Scribble Flowers stamps without the words, and used the same set for the handmade embellishment. Making your own embellishments like this really makes a layout unique and very personal to you, it also allows you to make things exactly in the colours, sizes and textures you want. And in this current financial climate it makes good money sense too. Stamps are an excellent investment for scrapbooking as they are so versatile and can be used again and again.

The flower was made from a punched out daisy base, with a long strip of paper pleated, I then stuck the two short ends together to form a circle and glued it to a scrap of card to make a good strong base. The stamped flower was then layered on top with another flower from my stash and a coordinating brad.

If you're about to start making your own Christmas Cards, Marion now has the Scribble Christmas range in the shop.

1 comment:

MARION said...

Ooooh I'm liking this Sam...Looks like you'll be leading the way on Saturday night at the PJ crop!!!