Monday, 17 November 2014

Mini Book - Travelling Goods






This is incredibly photo heavy...but here is the mini book that I made with the new travel collection by Graphic 45 - Come Away with Me.  It is based on a book that Jane Hewitt made at a Christmas Retreat - that one was pop up....mine isn't that adventurous!


Added in are doilies and chipboard with some prima flowers.


Some punched lines and banners


I added in a little pocket, and a pocket page for a couple of tags


and also found some pink ribbon that co-ordinated.

More photos and twine, and some gorgeous Websters lace



Another little pocket and more journalling



At the moment the book is just sat on my mantelpiece so people can have a flick through.








Saturday, 15 November 2014

Giant Chess with th Elevator





Our main purpose here at IE is to challenge ourselves, each other and YOU to take the creative process to the next level;  to inspire growth and change in our scrapbooking beyond the mundane.
You can see all of Inspiration Elevator's previous challenges at on Facebook .

 This month's challenge is issued by me! It is a warm seasonal challenge for you, and as a Brit...to do with the weather! Here is what I told the rest of the team:

" 'cos Autumn is all about layers of leaves and layers of jumpers (in the northern hemisphere) I would like to challenge you to add lots of layers to your page....this could be layers of paints, inks, stamps, papers, glassine paper, acetate....lots of lovely layers."

I started my page with an old chipboard alphabet which I then coated in gesso, once that was dry I added some Tim Holtz silver spray ink, then dried it, then some stamps....then lots of layers of Simple Stories Legacy papers, inked and distressed and a layer of gauze and a glassine envelope ready for the journalling.  Just an everyday shot of the kids playing....but I used all the letters in the background because we were at Bletchley Park which was the home of the code breakers from the second world war, so all the letters seemed very fitting.  I used lots of the lovely embellishments that come with the Simple Stories papers (these are the papers I chose for this months gallery over at A Trip Down Memory Lane...I love them, so there will be lots more pages too!).


Onto lots more lovely inspiration...you are starting with me - so please follow on and see what Lisa has created - here is a full list incase you get lost.

 Katherine Sutton (you are here)
Why not give the challenge a try yourself? Then pop by our Facebook page and share with us what you created! I would love to see your creations.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Lake Love


A little more summer with some more Something Wonderful by Teresa Collins, and this is a scrap lift from a TwoPeas page I have pinned by Steffie248.  I loved the 2 chevrons and stitched those, then I layered up a mix of papers behind, and added lots of stickers, a brad and some little wood veneer stars - I love scattering them!

This weekend A Trip Down Memory Lane are having another cybercrop - most of the kits are gone, but you can still play along with your own papers and come and join in the chatter on Facebook.  There will be more Saturday crops and kits in the new year so do keep an eye out - here is a link to the Facebook group ATDML# Create.



Friday, 7 November 2014

Jump




As the weather gets colder.....some summer holiday pages!!!  I'm still using pockets and single pages for a running holiday style album, and incorporated the Teresa Collins papers (in my kit from ATDML) - Something Wonderful...I love them...all the triangles!

I went with a couple of circles....all hand cut - just dug out my compass and then arranged them and offset them on my paper.  I added some gauze - I love the extra layer and texture and you can see through it, then my favourite triangle designed paper which I popped my 2 photos on.  Lots of embellishing with stickers, and mini triangles and some of the brads - I am loving all the new brads that come with the ranges, filled with glossy enamels and then extra paper embellishments too.



Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Good Times


Now I don't tend to have lots of photos with my husband....but here is a lovely one from our summer holiday (I think we mostly don't have photos of us together as normally we are the ones doing the photos!).  We were up in the alps and at the Aguille du Midi - amazing scenery.

I made this with Teresa Collins' Daily Stories papers - part of the September Gallery over at ATDML if you want some more inspiration.  One of the papers was full of tags so I went for a grid/tag layout, and there are lots of bits you can cut out in this collection - like the speech bubbles and banners.  I layered up my tags - I'm loving thread in circles at the moment, and used some doilies, wood veneers, inked and distressed all the edges (and a little strand of sparkly sequins courtesy of a Baker Ross pack)....and this was the result!




Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Inspiration Elevator - Grandad



 Here is my page base on the challenge over at the Inspiration Elevator this month - there is loads of inspiration on the blog hop and you can catch us on Facebook  and share your creations there; we'd love to see how we have inspired you!

This month we are thrilled to welcome back as a guest designer with our team, the artistic and genteel, Scarlett Salomone. Her creative works are as lovely as she is!

This month's challenge is issued by the talented Wendi Robinson. Her first time to issue a challenge for IE and it's a great one! Here is her challenge in her own words:

LOSS... One thing we as scrapbookers do is post about lots of happy things, wonderful moments, things that make us smile, and things we want to remember. Too many times we avoid scrapping the not so memorable, or sad times. Most of us have experienced a loss of some kind, whether is be a loved one- sometimes it's expected, sometimes the loss comes too soon and unexpected. Other times we lose a pet, a job, feel like we've failed at a situation, or loss of a friendship. This time, let's scrap those harder moments that come into our lives. Scrap about a LOSS of some kind.

For my page I scrapped a photo of my Grandad - this is probably from the 1940s when he was a young man.  I remember him for Saturday mornings where he taught us how to watercolour, made the largest omelettes, and evenings when he looked after us and we had massive card games and watched the Waltons, in all that he was also a devout Christian and Sunday School teacher which he loved - so even though it is a loss to not have him about anymore he has had a massive impact on all of my family and our lives.







Thursday, 9 October 2014

Happy


Another Graphic 45 Botanical Tea page....and just looking at the photo I realised I didn't add a title - but the wood veneer kind of covers it really....I did make this page on holiday so didn't have access to dies, and hadn't taken suitably stickers!

I used the striped paper as my base and then a strip of blue for the top 1/3 of the page, I tore strips of paper from a mix of papers and sides of papers in the kit, and then layered them all up across the middle with some tissue tape (Tim Holtz) too (behind them I also added a doily).  Once my photo was in place I added some chipboard and prima wood veneers - the white washed effect on these ones went really well with all the tearing and white on the page, I also added some sequins and drips of cosmic shimmer mist.

The photo is of my kids with their Grandad on a trip into London and to see the Tower - it's an older photo I found, but one that I really like and so wanted to scrap.



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