As part of the class, there was an option to create a 'Celebrate Life' album and, along with each technique prompt, came a prompt for creating an album page. I didn't start working on my album straight away. Initially I wanted to focus on working through the techniques and finishing off some older pages, but I've now started work on my album and have completed a few more 6 x 12, horizontal pages.
My first page is my current favourite. (Don't you love how that happens? A new page always seems to hold your heart until the next one is finished.) It's a photograph of my university friend, Sarah, on our trip to Austrailia almost seven years ago. *Sigh*
This second page is a small list of some of things I am grateful for - the things that I want to celebrate and seems perfect for a summary page in my album. I mainly used scrap cardstock to complete the journalling and make the flowers, but added in a pleated ribbon to give the page a little bit of lift.
And lastly, a layout which has been forming in my head since late last year when I went with my folks to Ness Gardens. I managed to snap a few portraits of my parents and this one, of their almost matching trousers, socks and shoes, became a firm favourite. It makes me smile every time I look at it and deserves a place in my scrapbook album.
I pulled out all of my floral stamps and, using a brown distress ink, used up all of my small scraps of papers to make accents for the page. It was a lot of cutting out, but I love the autumnal effect and the lift it's given to an otherwise simple page.