Two quite quick scraplifts today for layouts #6 & #7 using my Counterfeit Kit collection. I am enjoying participating in the Counterfeit Kit Challenge and am finding that it is motivating me to get photos into albums. Sometimes you just want to scrap and not really have to put a lot of time and creative thinking energy into scrapping. It is when I feel like this when I just want to relax and enjoy the process that I scraplift. Both scraplifts were taken from old scrapbook magazines, the first used as inspiration was a layout created by Doris Sander, called Blue Crab Love, 2007. Doris has an online presence, you can check out some of her work here. I selected this design because of the wide border and that it featured three photos.
My photos are of my grandson with my eldest son, his uncle. They both adore each other and love spending time together. There is always lots of rough and tumble play, laughs, chasing and ball games…boys being boys! The paper I used is double-sided, so I cut out the floral frame and flipped the central square and set it back in place to complete the background. Then, I quickly stuck everything down, no playing with mixed media, just good old fashioned scrapbooking.
Layout #7 was also lifted from a magazine, 2008, clearly, circles were all the go then. There is a lot of layouts featuring circle formats or circle embellishments. So, I delved back in time and was inspired by Julie Walton’s, Belly Laugh layout. Julie’s layout is pretty simple with clean lines, as usual, mine turned out very busy with lots of embellishments. Well, I am trying to use things up!
I thought the circle format would go well with my photos, the photos are from about four years ago when we went out to lunch at a Chinese restaurant. The circle representing a dinner plate. As you do, when you have a small child, you need to keep them entertained while you wait for the food to arrive. Out came the book and we read it together, still one of his favourite things to do, read! The messy, circular background was what the highchair table looked like after eating and also his face…wish I had a photo of that! I created the background with Tim Holtz Candy Apple distress stain and some Heidi Swapp gold colour shine, then added all the embellishments and title. It is hard to use red in mixed media without it looking like a forensic scene, let’s pretend it’s Sweet and Sour sauce.