Monday, 7 June 2010

Late night scrapping!!!

Makes you poorly... fact!

Last night I decided to scrap and managed 2 whole LOs in one evening... hhhhhmmmmmm, so how come I only manage to do the same in a whole day at the crop?!?!?! must be Jen and Helen's bad influences. Anyhoo, I went to bed feeling a ok but woke up with a sore throat which as the day has gone on has been joined by ear ache, stinging eyes and a stiff neck!!! Oh joy!!!

It was my turn to take Oliver to gymnastics tonight, but I just couldn't face sitting on a school gym bench for an hour listening to all the kids, and trying to stop Harry from throwing himself into the sponge pit. So off Rob has gone, bless him. Oliver asked today if he would be as good as Spellbound when he is 8 if he keeps going to gymnastics. Well.... if he masters the head stand, and stays up in a handstand for more than 1.5 seconds then I'm sure there's a chance.... lol!!!

Anyway, enough waffle... all this typing is hurting my throat ;)

Here are the LOs.

This one uses the Lily Bee Hello sunshine range and a little piece of American Craft (the orange spotty paper). Lots of layering of bits and pieces, a couple of punched borders, an old Hambly overlay, a bit of machine stitching and the good old dymo.

After playing around in Photoshop I created an aged look with my photos. I prefer this finish as the colours in the original photos were really bright and in your face. The backing paper is from Cosmo Material Girl range, and the rest are October Afternoon Thrift Shop. I used a sheet of acetate to create a see through window between the backing paper and the Kraft.... I really like this, although getting a good photo of it isn't easy. The flower embellishment was made by twisting a strip of paper around and stapling it into place on a circle base. A couple more coiled strips were added to underline to photos... have to say, I really like how it turned out. I really need to buy a poky tool though... punching through card and acetate to sew round the pp really hurt :(

Right off to go and change thing 3 into his pjs, and I might even have to get in mine too.


nikki said...

gorgeous - love the twirly paper - might have to give that a go :)

Rachel said...

gorgeous pages Lou, a blog i follow in America has just bought that water thing for her babies first birthday, thought i recognised it lol. hope you are surviving with the week of rain! x

alexa said...

Love the aged look - and your twisty flower is a perfect vintage accompaniment. gorgeous stuff!

Jemma said...

it might have made you poorly but it sure was worth it!!! love your los really really nice i love that twisted flower at the bottom!!! good to see you back xx

Lisa aka 3peaches said...

Great lo's Lou and hope you are feeling a lot better by now too


sutty said...

Beautiful pages, hope you feel better now - love the way you changed the colours in the photo, and the flower is great.

Kathy said...

love the colour and pattern paper used in the first layout and the flower is really great in the second layout