Saturday, 30 January 2010

BY2010 - Jan layout

Over on Liberty Cottage, the lovely Kate has brought together a group of people interested in scrapbooking to share ideas, layouts and inspire each other.

This is Januarys layout sketch that Kate challenged us to make our own, so heres my interpretation

My apologies for the hidden faces but I havent had chance to ask permission to have piccies of my nephews & niece on my blog & think its only fair to do this.

The background sheet is covered in holly, setting what I thought was the perfect scene for a christmassy layout.

The large photo is mounted on vellum from Hot off the press Paper piazz sheets - vellum papers.
I also used another sheet from this pack to print the journalling on by using an ink jet transparencies setting and leaving it to dry.

The three smaller pictures are mounted on a piece of DCWV the Christmas multistack. Its covered in Christmassy words, and I printed "Cousins" across it in green to tie in with the holly leaves. I then used Glossy Accents over the letters to make them stand out more, I love using glossy accents for this. The font used on this & the journalling is Christmas Card.
The vellum with journalling on is held on by a red eyelet in each corner. I didnt want too much red on the page though as I thought it would highlight the babies in the their red clothing more than the older 3 boys in their darker clothing; I wanted all children to show up about the same.

The page was missing depth, and under the three photos was yelling out SPACE!!!! so I found out some wired holly vines I'd bought I think from Tesco's a couple of years ago. I wound this into coils and fastened with a little bit of wire wrapped round and opened like a brad under the paper.

Please return on Tuesday when its my turn to post a sketch, watch this space.!! But in the mean time have a look at what other people came up with with this layout. Next on the blog hop is the lovely Sam whose doing a wedding album over on Sam's Card Making Blog.

If your lost then here's a list of all the participants:


  1. well I love yours too!! Especially as you managed to do the layout exactly like the sketch, I found that hard! We both used vellum for journalling how weird! Looking forward to tuesday xxx

  2. I love it. You have inspired me to use my eyelets again.

  3. Great page! I love the journalling on vellum!

  4. Lovely layout. I'm also inspired to use eyelets. I will have another go with my eyelet setter before buying a crop-a-dile.



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