Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pages for Scottie Crafts

For my design team layouts this month I recieved the absolutely stunning 'Nutcracker Sweet' papers from Graphic 45. These are a christmas themes collection but as both my girls are dancers I used the papers to do pages about dance.

For my first page I chose one of my favourite photos of Sophie with her grade 1 ballet class. I used a full sheet of Nutcracker paper for my background and I sprayed over it using masks and a doily to create an interesting pattern. I layered various assorted pieces of paper under the photo along with the doily that I had used as a mask when inking the background. I machine sewed messy circles around my page's focal point before adding some Prima flowers and bling to embellish the layout. I finished with a 'Thickers' title and some fussy cut ballerinas. Oh, and ofcourse there are a few strips of Washi tape along the edges (I don't seem to beable to design without washi tape right now :)

 My second page is quite different. I recently sat in on a one on one class that my elder daughter Natalie had with her teacher before her Advanced 1 jazz exam. I took heaps of photos of her dancing and I loved so many that I wanted to include lots on my page. Grid designs always work well for scrapping a group of photos of similar sizes. Here I printed out my photos at 2x3"'s. I used my favourite paper from this collection to frame the LO (first gutting it so that I could save the rest of the design for another project). I then layered several more papers beneath the grid of photos - distressing and inking all my edges. I fussy cut some tags and cards and tucked them beneath the edges of my photos. The flowers and bling are all 'Prima' and so are the cute canvass butterflies (which I coloured using Tim Holtz distress inks). The date and journaling tags are from one of my October Afternoon collections - I think 'Woodland Park' and the title letters are a mix of 'Prima', 'Kaisercraft' and AC 'Thickers'. I added some machine stitching and ofcourse those strips of washi tape to complete the page.
Almost all of the items for both these pages are available at Scottie Crafts - along with a whole lot more for you to drool over! Have a great week :)


Vicki said...

I always feel a bit intimidated by Graphic 45 papers but those are just perfect for your girls dance photos. Love them both. :)

Leanne said...

I love these dancing LOs! Each one is gorgeous!!

Heather McMahon said...

I was just re-reading a scrap mag yesterday and saw your stitched circles in there too. Every time I see them I remind myself that I want to do that too - and then when I go to scrap I forget!
Great to see such different designs using the same theme and paper range.

Lizzyc said...

HI.These look wonderful.. perfect use of the papers for your dance themed layouts!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely ballet poses from the litle girls. Then you can see how the posture matures in Natalie's photos

Chantal Vandenberg said...

These are gorgeous!!! Love love love these!!! :D

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