Monday, 28 January 2008

A scrapbook page

My LSS, Paper Paradise, posted a January Challenge to use a sketch from Pagemaps. I thought I'd give it a whirl so looked for something to scrap. I found some nice pictures from an autumn walk to the Nut Grove in Baxter Conservation Area. (This is a beautiful walk through the woods!) I used a kit (also from Paper Paradise) which took all the guess-work out of coordinating the papers and accessories. I'm new to this style of scrapbooking, but I still kind of like how it turned out. DH doesn't like it at all. You win some, you lose some.

I've blurred the photos of my girls - I'm a bit weird about posting pictures of my kids on the big, bad Internet.

The deets:

We were supposed to use an acrylic embellishment on this layout, so I used the A for Autumn and tinted it with some lumiere (russet and burnt orange). I adhered it with embroidery floss and a photo turn. The tree is a die-cut from a sheet of coordinating die cuts and so are the letters. The background scallop paper was too white so I coloured it with my creamy brown chalk cats-eye pad (direct-to-paper in a swirling motion). I added a bit of walnut brown distress ink to give it a bit more depth. The brown scallop was cut with my Fiskars shape template and gussied up a bit with more lumiere. (It was at this point that I noticed my kit came with copper scrapbook glaze so I shoulda-coulda-woulda used that instead.) The R in Rambling is dotted with my gel pen to coordinate with the narrow brown-and-white-polka-dot ribbon that I forgot to add before the photo was taken.

Supplies: Stamps: Touch of Nature, Season by Season - Stampin' Up!; Paper: chocolate chip 12x12 textured, really rust, chocolate chip - Stampin' Up, patterned paper - BasicGrey; scalloped paper - unknown; Ink: really rust - Stampin' Up, Colorbox creamy brown fluid chalk, Tim Holtz walnut distress ink ; Other: lumiere (Jacquard), BasicGrey die cuts, Fiskars scallop template, embroidery floss, acrylic letters, Stampin' Up Hodgepodge Hardware photo turn, white signo gel pen.


  1. Karen - I absolutely LOVE this page - my favourite by far (so far)!! It's beautiful!!


  2. oooh.. nicely done!!

  3. This is a Beautiful! page -- no matter what your DH says :-) I was glad to read about the blurring you did, because I thought the girls looked a bit "odd" when I first looked at the enlarged picture -- sort of wondered why you chose those pictures! Of course I rushed to look before reading :-) Lovely work -- I especially like the way the frame is positioned to highlight the figures, but not obscure the overall photo.

  4. Sorry DH, but I think this rocks big time. Glad you blurred the photos too.

  5. Fabulous layout!! Love the frame and the awesome tree! Wonderful photos!