Thursday, 31 October 2013

Tis the season

Childhood imagination

 Tricks I learnt from Debbie Hodge at Get It Scrapped and the wonderful team of talented Masters in the Masterful Scrapbooking ebooks, include:
Creating a visual triangle that leads the eye through the focal photo ( the three clusters of embellishments) as well as repetition with variety: the two charming brushes paired with the sunflower element on a soft light blending mode to act like a sun peeping through the clouds.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Getting the news - Typewriter as a retro element.

My layout is featured on the Get it Scrapped blog

 Stefanie Semple says, “Here, I reflected on the ways social media and cell phones have changed how we hear the news.”
“I used the typewriter as a foundational element in my title cluster, adding deep shadowing to it for a chipboard look. It ties into my old fashioned values and the old fashioned journaling font. The type-print patterned paper represents my inability to switch off the noise that overwhelms me at times. The clusters all contain  inky brushwork or splatters, another nod to the older inky news methods.” 

Wednesday, 16 October 2013


My layout created for the article on the Get It Scrapped blog, about translating other crafts onto and into scrapbooking layouts.

“We went to visit a friend and my daughter took to their new puppy. Her enjoyment of the puppy was contagious.”
“Before I discovered scrapbooking, I sewed, did cross stitching work and candle-wicking. I often add digital stitching  to my layouts to add texture and dimension without having to worry about piercing my paper and breaking sewing machine needles. I love the sense of movement and dimension stringy elements add to my pages. The embroidered flowers add feminine charm and support the garden setting of the photos.”
Stefanie’s tips:
  • Use embroidered flowers to break the borders of a grid/blocked design
  • support a garden setting with embroidered flowers
  • add movement and dimension with string and ties