Sunday, 4 April 2010

So Much Scrapping! {Scrap Sunday}

I am still busily working my way through all of the prompts from Shimelle's class Something From (Almost) Nothing and I'm crediting it with my rediscovered love for scrapbooking. It really has been inspirational.

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*

It's quite detail heavy and took me two evenings to finish - because I hand sewed the rolled ribbons before adding them to the layout - but I think it's worth it. As I said, it's my current favourite!


Friend Detail (3)

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.


Pleat Detail

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.


Bookends - Detail

So, that's it for this week, but since the class has been extended into April with bonus materials and challenges, I think you'll be seeing more scrapbooking.


  1. My favorite is how layered all the flowers are! They have such texture and depth.

    Love, Julie

  2. Such great layout! I have the same alphabet stickers at home and will definitely use it that way... sometimes ;-) And the last one ist also great! Thank you for sharing!

  3. What a creative and talented girl! I love all the layers. Happy Easter!

  4. Love the close-ups so we can see all the detail. It really has been an inspiring class..and there's still more to come. Hurrah!

  5. All lovely Clair. I especially love the alphabet sticker sheet and that photo of your 'rents is too cute :)

  6. Those are great layouts. I think my favourite has to be the last one though - with the lovely Simon & Garfunkel quote too! Isn't it fab. when a layout forms in your head for a while, then it works out so well when you finally get it scrapped?

  7. I love that english eccentricity is in your grateful list :D

  8. wow hun they are all lovely, but especialy the one of your parents so simple but utterly fantastic x

  9. Beautiful, gorgeous layouts! I think the top one is my fave and I will definitely be using my alpha waste in the same way some time very soon :-)

  10. love all the special embellishment touches to your layouts! gorgeous!

  11. Clair, these are so well done and so beautiful! I really like the second one esp ice cream and raspberry sauce ;)

  12. I love the rolled flowers and all of the details on the first page and the second page is fabulous for all of the special journaling!!

  13. Just found your blog via Mise's and the Bonne Maman Jam jar debate - I love knitting/crafty blogs so I will add you to my roll of followed blogs- if you like to visit mine and follow please do so - I have some of my knitted stuff on display, mostly hats and baby things for new grandchild. Love the photos.
    All the best, Catherine.

  14. Ahhh, such attention to detail - these are all so lovely! Did you enjoy Cairns? What other parts did you see?


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