Thursday, 29 May 2008

Scrapbook Virgin!

Well i was until the other day...

Scrapbooking has been one of those things that i have really wanted to get into for a while but have been scared.. don't ask me why, i have no rational explaination but i just was.
Anyway.. a friend came over last week for our fortnightly craft day and we both decided that the theme of the day would be scrapbooking.
No getting away from it, i had to face my fear lol
I had a good old rumage around on the net (mainly blogs) to find a whole bunch of sketches,
I copyied and pasted some from various places, added about 6 to an A4 sheet, which i then cut out and added to a jar. Mixed then all up and then plucked one out to get me started.

I have to say for all the people who do these sketches you are life savers, without these little templates, what i'm about to show you would of been 2 blank bits of 12x12 paper lol, instead i followed each sketch and created 2 pages which i am super chuffed with.

The first one is my beloved OH, hard at it in the garden, he was extreamly pleased with himself after completing the shed.

This first template was compliments of

(think it was ment for a mothers day card, but hay it works good for 12x12)

I used DCWV papers as a base, i traced some chipboard letters i have for the title SHED, and then cut out the letters from some freebie paper so as not to waist the chipboard, and the HEAD was some thin chipboard letters which i painted snow cap using a dabber and then a touch of hazelnut, again in dabber form, to give a distressed almost wood effect. Added some tape measure tape i have down the sides, and finished with another freebie tag thingy.


The second layout i picked was just another 1 photo jobby so i picked one of me, my mum and my gran (rest her sole), not the most fantastic of pics but i like it and it's one 1 of very few of us all together.
Template compliments of (well ----- i'm not to sure as cant read the label who it's by, sorry,

If it's your sketch let me know so i can fill in the blank and also say thanks)

I used a selection of Basic grey papers and DCWV papers, stamped the swirl (from one of my 12x12 fancy pants stamp sets) onto acetate, as i really wanted a reverse of the way it stamped, plus the acetate is just another little extra element to the page. and the flowers were again stamped using the FP flowers stamp in 2 sizes onto patterned paper, and cut out. I finished with a chipboard No.3, inked up with walnut distress ink and old typewriter lettering keys from a Tim Holtz cd to read generations and a couple of photo

My friend managed a whole heap of pages, 5 or 6 i think but i am very chuffed with my 2, i feel i have got them how i want them and am looking forward to another days scrapping soon.

xxx Hugz xxx


Sam said...

They are great pages, can't believe you haven't scrapbooked before. Love the idea of sketches in a jar.

Tracey said...

Nicky these are gorgeous, fab and sorry I pinched your title, oops, mistake, honest.

Ann said...

Fantastic - Love them , well done xx

Hels said...

Well you reckon you ain't been making LO's before - if these are first atempts then I think you is a genius!!! Love them, they are interesting, the designs are great and well, they are simply fantabulous!!

Lesley said...

Great LOs Nicky, I am really glad you have started some scrapping - it is my favourite!! xxx