Firstly, I just want to say how much I appreciate all the lovely comments everyone leaves me. It is really nice to know there are people out there interested in what I have been up to enough to pop in and say hello. So please, keep the comments coming.
It has been a particuarly productive week for me already and its only Thursday. As I've mentioned before, I can be a really painfully slow scrapper when I'm struggling with a particular layout so it can be slow going for me to finish one. So its not uncommon for me to spend a whole day on a tricky one, trialling different positioning and embellishments. Kind of tedious lol So its pretty impressive when I finish layouts during the week and this week I have done two, as well as my dad's birthday card that was in my previous post. And it isn't even the weekend yet.
ScrapFIT challenge. The criteria was glitter and glam so of course a good time for a wedding layout. This particular layout is based on our sand ceremony. It is part of the ceremony where the bride and groom each take a container with a different coloured sand and pour it into the one vase/vessel. In this case I had lovely green and my husband had silver, so I designed this layout to suit those sand colours. The green cardstock that makes up the circle and parts of the flowers is actually a glitter card, and closely resembles the colour of the actual sand I used so I love it. Its also perfect for this challenge. I created the flowers using my cuttlebug, also in the glitter green and some silver paper. There is a small journal area about the significance of the sand ceremony. This is done on vellum. Then of course, some bling up the side.
This second layout is for How Much is Too Much, which is case of the mondays. Lately I've felt like I've had a case of the Monday's every day so I loved the concept of this challenge. The criteria were to have bright cheerful colours, a photo that makes you happy, at least 5 flowers, something sparkly and a fun happy saying. I've used some super adorable photos of my youngest niece and nephew from their brother's birthday the other night. Unfortunately we only visit after work usually so the photos are always dark of the kids. They were in their PJs after some birthday cake and gave me some cute cuddle poses for the camera. They are the sweetest pair ever! I've titled it simply 'happy' as that's how it makes me feel. The sparkle is quite subtle and hard to see but I've added some diamantes to the centre of some of the flowers. I also got a new mega order from http://www.ohmycrafts.com/ yesterday and in it my new cuttlebug buttlefly cut and emboss die. Love it, and made good use of it in this layout. To be honest, this layout kind of did my head in a bit. I struggle with the big open spaces and it took me hours of re-arranging and changing things. I'm still not loving it but its all in the sake of learning. Oh and again, sorry for the bad photos. All my scrappin time tends to be at night in poor photographing conditions. I never have time in the morning before work.