DT Inspiration – Gorgeous Girl

24th June, 2008 at 8:56 pm (Uncategorized)

Gorgeous girl layout – Marie Attew

As with the Bouncing Boy layout, Marie created this layout for a colleague, which mirrors the Bouncing Boy layout, and so can be displayed either as a double layout in an album, or in matching 12×12 shadow box frames on the wall.

Simple background makes the photos the main focus, and again the fantastic baby girl paper (matches the baby boy paper and is glittered) can be simple, or made into something more complex. Definitely a kit for all levels!

Yet another cutie pie… think we will be seeing plenty of those on this blog over the course of our posts!



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DT Inspiration – Bouncing Boy

24th June, 2008 at 8:43 pm (Uncategorized)

Bouncing Boy Layout – Marie Attew

This layout was made for a colleague of Marie’s who saw her personal scrapbook album, and ‘had to have’ one done of each of her grandchildren.

Although it uses 5 photos, it doesn’t look overcrowded, and using the simple patterned paper for the background doesn’t overpower it, the focus remains on the pictures.

The vertical stripes of the die cut name letters take your eye from top to bottom following the stripes, and the little train is adorable for a little cutie pie.

There is just so much you can do with this kit, the baby boy glitter paper is fab, you can just pop a photo and mat, and some journalling and a title on, and have an instant page. Once you’ve done one, you’re on a roll and there’s no stopping you!


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Inspiration – Bouncing Boy

24th June, 2008 at 8:22 pm (Uncategorized)

Bouncing Boy Kit – layout 1
My ‘simple’ page, for maximum effect. Simply showing my baby boy and I, a few details, and a little quote I found on the internet. The torn strips of paper help the eye to flow from top corner down to bottom corner and so straight to the photo.

Bouncing Boy Kit – Layout 2
This is very unlike me, normally I’m a straight layered kinda gal!, All my mats are usually square on and same size all round, but I loved all the patterned papers in this kit and wanted to use them all together.
The filmstrip is fantastic for those little cheeky photos you have that just have to be on a layout, and although I have broken the ‘odd numbers are best’ rule (after all rules are made to be broken) I still think it looks good! I’ve followed the printed line on the glitter paper using strips of the other patterned papers and the ribbon at the bottom. And the angles of the papers behind make your eye ‘curve’ from the title round to the pictures, then to the journalling (using a Stampin Up! stamp set…. lush!)
Hmmm – the title. Especially proud of that one, freehand drawn and cut(!) and then I’ve used ‘crackle accents’ over the top, love it. It’s crackled, shiny and the colour has bled slightly. Fab!!


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Inspiration – Heidi Swapp Silhouette clock face

24th June, 2008 at 7:48 pm (Uncategorized)

Dare to be different – Layout 1

This layout has used the heidi swapp clockface on a plain black 12×12 background to complement the pink, and ensure you can see how transparent the clock is. I’ve used two larger pics of my wonderful kiddiwinks taken in the last month, along with two smaller pictures taken in their first few months. The clock face was just screaming out for the title ‘Time flies’ really. Predictable I know, but effective I’m sure you’ll agree. The names on the photo and the title are Beetle Black Doodlebug doubletake stick on alphabet. The journalling I have made simply from plain white cardstock which I have cut into little pieces and written words on, then layered some of the pieces on top of the clock overlay, and some underneath. They look slightly different colours, and so look dimensional from it, without creating bulk. The chipboard “This is how it is” is from the Urban Lily Title It pack (in the Journalling Junkie Kit) and then I have drawn arrows on the clock face to add to the flow of the text, to include the title as part of the journalling.

You have to think carefully when attaching any form of transparency to your layouts. Try invisi dots for vellum, or here, some careful planning meant I could put sticky tape underneath the elements on top of the clock face (journalling and urban lily square) Or staple it on, or use BIG brads in the centre of the clock face and die cut, or hand cut your own clock hands.

One word of advice though…. make sure you remove the protective film on the clockface BEFORE you stick things onto it….. (yes, I forgot, and now can’t take it off!!)


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