Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Colour me blonde and call me Welsh!!

Lovely Miss Natalie's last post on Sarahscards encouraged me to mix and match some paper ranges. It's easy to scrap with a complete range because everything coordinates already - and that is what I usually do. But over the weekend I had a go at Nat's "mix it up" style. I used Bella Paper Doll "Nostalgic" for the border, Cosmo Cricket's The Boyfriend "Homework" using the lined side for the main base; a random spotty piece of PP behind the photo along with a 6x6 piece of Dovecraft Christmas paper (the pink piece). I matted the photo with Pink Paislee "Think Big" from the 365 Collection and also made a heart with this PP with a smaller heart in the pink Dovecraft again. I stole Nat's idea of sticking punched circles together to make a scallop detail and Lou's masking tape idea to sit the title on.

Whilst I had all those papers on my desk I moved onto another picture of my gorgeous niece. The base is Bella Paper Doll "Jot"; the hearts sheet is American Crafts "Craft Fair" as is the pink woodgrain. The words come from Bella Paper Doll "Collage" and the blue piece behind the photo is Pink Paislee "Think Big" again. I much prefer the first LO to the second. The second is a bit "in yer face" colour wise I think, but I did enjoy stepping out of my coordinated range box!
So, feeling a bit PP'd out, this was my next page. No PP at all, just a piece of that lovely chalkboard paper from American Crafts that Sarah has in stock, along with loads of different mix tape and masking sticker tapes. I wasn't sure how I was going to use the chalkboard sheet in A4 format but I'm liking the result. The black thickers on black background looks quite funky in real life too.

As it's Tuesday today I have a little "me" time so I'm off to play with pretty paper some more.


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Emma said...

How nice for you to play with some lovely girly papers! Love the halloween page, particularly all the mix tape down the side x

Nat said...

Oooooh! I looooove your pages, your mixed papers look perfect :D I bet you enjoyed a bit of girlie scrapping too! She's a cutie isn't she?! totally love the way you used the mix tape too - it looks fab on the black background :) Innit mun!! xxxx

Vanessa Stokoe said...

I don't think I've seen you do "girly" before! Gorgeous stuff. :) xx

Helen said...

Absolutely love the halloween layout. Genius idea with the tapes :D x