Saturday, 19 April 2008

The late bird drops the worm (presumably)


Ho hum. Well, I just finished a lay out for Vanessa's challenge at the Scrummy Stash Cafe blog; was about to upload it and realised I am about five hours too late. That'll teach me not to check. Anyway, the challenge was to use a sketch, and it was a nice one (I don't always like sketches) so I used a picture of my niece and nephew with the title "Together." Patterned paper and journalling spot by College Press; chipboard letters by Making Memories. Plus lots of acrylic paint (you should see the state of my hands!).

Here are a few other layouts created recently, just to show I don't just make cards.
I have always loved poppies. Amazingly evocative flowers and how poignant the way they spring up on barren land around battlefields. So I was thrilled to find a poem which does poppies justice. I just had to scrap it. The poem is called Poppies by Attilio Bertolucci. I used the transparent cover of a notepad from Sainsburys, some red velvet ribbon and cut out some poppies from paper by Bo Bunny.
Finally here's what we did on Easter Monday. We walked through Epping Forest - very muddy - to have lunch at The Owl. I've called it "Walk like a Penguin," because when I observed that J didn't have any mud on his jeans, and I did, he said: "Well, it's because you walk like a penguin."

Patterned paper is Two Scoops by Basic Grey; black chipboard letters by Cosmo Cricket with a Holy Cow rub-on used over the top; journalling spot by College Press.

More acrylic paint was used in this layout, celebrating my love of swimming (though I'm not very good and probably don't swim like a penguin). I used Stampin' Up French Flair stamp to create the swirls in the corner. Flower and letters by DCWV; plastic embellishments by Crafts FunFair. Chipboard frame and fun sticker by Anker International.

10 comments:

Inspiration Alley said...

I love your blog. It's so inspirational. I must try and use some of the inspiration gained to stretch myself.

jay670120 said...

great lot of work i especially like the top L/O and the memory of walking like penguins is a fab reason to scrap x

Cass said...

Fabby LO's. Really love poppies myself.Did a LO recently of some.Lovely poem.

Cass xx

Tracey said...

Fab pages hon, good to see your layouts - how are you getting on with the ATC's ? I just did my first set and I can tell you I lost some sleep over them too lol, have a great week XXX

Julia said...

Love your LO's so original and unique. so much inspiration.

EllePiggo said...

Fabulous work Gail. :) I love your take on the sketch - thanks for taking part!:) Sorry you missed the deadline. :(

Vanessa.

dddeeebbbzzz said...

The poppies LO is stunning. One of my favourite flowers. I love the idea of incorporating the poem.

Lori said...

Gorgeous pages Gail and I love how you're using the paints! Think the Together LO is my favourite- such great colours.

Enfys said...

Gorgeous layouts.

Veronica said...

LOVE the poppies - beautiful

Vron xx

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