First off is my attempt at Round 3 of the SYTYCS comp as set by the lovely Kim, part of which was to ink all paper & photo edges - something very different for me. I ended up using a hot pink Stampin Up ink for the papers, and a cream ink for the photo. It was also a challenge to just use one 6x4 photo. This layout turned out a lot more over-the-top than first anticipated. In my head I wanted to use some pink, and I wanted to use jewels and ribbon to represent a flamingo feathery tail....and I got a bit carried away :-P
Here's a close up of the flourish 'tail' made from ribbon, hand-stitching and jewels (prima bling & kaisercraft rhinestones).
After finishing that one, I really needed to create a less detailed layout, just to clear my head...hehe.... This one is inspired by the lovely scrapper Belinda Venables, and I must admit how much I loved completing a layout quickly, and the kraft background really worked for me this time. This one is actually for the September 1,2,3 Challenge Blog which is to use the colour teal, spots and scallops. I loved that I finally got this layout done, as I have had this quote from Jude written down for quite awhile now..he still says this, and it's just so cute.
I'm off to a scrapping night with some girlfriends in a couple of hours - yay! It will be great to get out of the house, as both kids have colds, and Jude is just not happy at all about it. So some fun is much needed...lol.
Have a great weekend!
Oh, BTW, we got our building permit this week - woo hoo!!