I have a layout to share with you today. I’m really pleased how this one turned out actually. As I mentioned in my last scrapping post, I haven’t done too many 12×12 pages before, and am only just really getting into scrapbooking.
So I am quite proud of how this looks.
A couple of years or so after hubby and I got together (then he was just boyfriend), he planned a surprise weekend away for us to go to Paris, for my birthday celebration.
All was going well if it were not for the fact that the week before, we were out with friends one evening, and a pal – Brian – asked me if I was getting excited about the trip away.
Me: “Er… what trip?”
And the surprise was out of the bag…. DOH!
I love this photo – with the Eiffel Tower looking like it is all gilded, glowing in the sunshine. So I went with the sunny colours of this weeks CR84FN challenge for my page: CR84FN #26.
Yummy palette, no?
The jumbo ‘scallop’ effect at the top of my photo panel is created with punched patterned circles – like the sun shining over the top of the Parisian skyline.
Cute butterflies are all die cut with my Cuttlebug and MTF Die-namics die, using some cardboard packaging! Fun for texture.
In fact I was also going to enter this LO into another challenge: Paperplay #17, to use something not designed for crafting in a project, but I missed the deadline last night. Poops.
I think the kraft cardboard butterflies would definitely have qualified though 😉
In other notes:
The stickers for ‘Paris’ in the title (and also the word sentiments) are from a K&Co set by Brenda Walton that I have been hoarding for an age. And ‘in the springtime’ is from October Afternoon ‘Mini Market’ ledger alphas.
The background ledger-effect paper is from the 6×6 Basic Grey ‘Basics Kraft Papers’ pad – a bit scrunched and distressed. Scored this one from WMS. Yum. Feeds my (ever-growing?) need for kraft.
And the circle ‘sunshine’ words on the left side is a rub-on by My Mind’s Eye ‘Bloom & Grow’ collection – perfect fit for that scallop accent!
Bye for now then 😉
PS. Don’t forget my blog candy giveaway is still open here!