Sunday, 18 November 2007

A personal best

You would be forgiven for thinking, upon visting this site, that I only make cards. It seems card making has taken over recently, with the weekly DCM challenges and Christmas.

But I am still scrapping, and here are some recent layouts.

"A personal best" celebrates John's first sub four hour run in a marathon, achieved in his 17th marathon in Amsterdam in October. It's quite a pyschological achievement, not to mention improving your fitness, to be able to improve at his advanced age (!). Supplies: patterned paper - Rouge de Garance; title boxes - Bam Pop; marathon stickers - Karen Foster; letter rub-on -Making Memories; jewel brad - Dovecraft; circular peel-offs - Anita's.

The next one is "Strangers - but we had the best holiday ever." In 2002 I went on a two-centre holiday to the Greek Islands with Solo's holidays. There were only seven of us, and initially I thought "oh no!" but we bonded instantly and had the most fantastic time. Here we are on a banana boat. I thought this would be a quick and easy layout to start with, but it became quite complex.

First I brushed the patterned paper with Iridescent Medium (well impressed with this, adds gorgeous luminous sheen); then I painted corrugated card with orange acrylic paint and used it as a stamp. I matted the photo using orange mesh, and stamped the journalling boxes with Versamark and gold embossing powder, raising them on sponge pads to give some texture. Finally I suspended two bananas from some wire, over the title.

Maybe it's the gloomy weather but lately I've been wanting to create really bright layouts!

Supplies: patterned paper - Flavia by Colorbok; felt letters - Papermania; jewel brads - Dovecraft; embossing powder - Judikins; journalling stamp - Banana Frog; charm brad - Dovecraft; title box - Bam Pop; Iridiscent Medium - Windsor & Newton; wire and mesh - LP Creative from The Range; banana charms - Hobbycraft; pink ribbon from stash; orange frill - Doodlebug.

And finally, Queen for a Day, recalling the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977 when I was Colebrook carnival queen. I used an acetate overlay for the first time. The two circles were painted with Twinkling H2Os to match the paper. Supplies: patterned paper - Fancy Pants; acetate overlay - Fancy Pants; chipboard letters - K&Co; silver letters - Making Memories; large bloom - Rebecca's Scrapbooking Stash.


EllePiggo said...

Lovely layouts Gail. A marathon is an achievement (I wont ask his age!! LOL). Love the carnival queen too and your DCM card.

All Pink girl said...

Fab layouts love the colours ,Dawnx

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