Thursday, 23 October 2008


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Paper Paradise October kit and Prima Sketch!

This is the fantastic October kit that Tracey has put together for Paper Paradise! It is full of scrummy Prima stash!!!! When I saw the kit I knew exactly what I was going to do with it!

and this is the result!

I have used this sketch which can be found on the Prima Blog Here.
Today is such a yucky day, between rain and wind, I was stressing about how I was going to take a photo of my page. I remember in this month's issue of Scrapbook Inspirations, the photographer said that she took a lot of photos in bathrooms, as they are usually very light and can give you a natural light, so I tried it, not bad for a first go, I am going to have to find where to put my layouts to find the best place, at least I know that I can take a decent photo, and not worry about the weather.

These photos were taken while we were on our camping holiday! We took a train ride and in Grosmont which was one of the villages we stopped at, in the ladies toilets there was all this old luggage bags, so I asked Aimee to pose with them, the lighting isn't great but I love the photos.

I changed the colour of the photos to sepia to give a little vintage feel! Then it was time to break into the fantastic Prima goodies!! I picked out two pages that I thought worked.

I then started to glue down the papers and photos with a glue stick. I stitched around the border and photos in a small stitch, and I used a bigger stitch for all the papers. All the buttons and chipboard buttons have been stitched into place too, I think I went a little sewing mad, on this page!

All the edges of the photos, papers, chipboard buttons, flowers and ribbon have been inked with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink. The ribbon flower in the lower right hand corner, the ribbon was inked to fit in with the page, the white on the ribbon was too white and clashed with the page, so I used the Vintage Photo ink pad to change the colour.

I didn't get the orange cardstock in the kit, this is the green bazzill inked with Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade distress ink, as the green did not fit in with the page, and as we couldn't add to the kit, I changed the colour to suit my page. I used my craft robo to cut out the title, I am finally using it, but I still have a lot to learn as I wanted to weld the letters together so they came out joined together, but I was too impatient to get the page done and didn't play around with it enough!!!

I have used a gold glitter gel pen to trace around the word Imagine which was already on the paper, it blended in too much and got lost.

My journaling reads
Life is A Journey and I hope yours is full of happiness, love mum

Stash Used:
Paper Paradise October kit which included:
Chipboard buttons:-Prima - Urban Cosmos Chipboard Buttons
Papers:- Prima - The Urban Cosmos - ethnic and The Urban Cosmos - metro
Ribbon and Crochet border:- Prima - Urban Cosmos Ribbons
Flowers:- Prima - Seasonal Collection - Winter

Card stock:- Bazzill

Inks:- Tim Holtz - Vintage Photo and Spiced Marmalade distress inks
Stitching:- Embroidery thread
Pen:- Gold glitter gel pen
Journaling:- Craft Robo
Font- Edwardian Script ITC
Glue Stick