Saturday, 30 April 2011

Fun in the Sun

This photo was taken on holiday only last week; it would be good if I could keep up with the flow of photos this year, but I suspect that I won't be able to. 

I adjusted this sketch from Pencil Lines to suit a 12x12 layout and my landscape photo, making the circle larger, turning it into an oval and dropping the large background paper. Finally I decided to add a small second photo to show our holiday cottage.

Paper - SEI Dill Blossom - Rosehip(reverse)/Dill Seed/Carraway, Kit 'n' Craft
Title - Scrapbook Magazine Summer Scrap Kit

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Alta Museum

Another layout for Sketchy Thursdays - this is the second page for Alta Museum and I stuck to the same papers, using the back of the last page. I wanted the photos to be larger than those in the sketch so I had to adjust the size of the patterned paper. I rearranged the photos a lot to get the overlap right, and finally decided to show more of the horizontal strip and also to add another piece on the left of the page. The title is actually a photo of the roadsign near the museum, with a white version of one of the carvings.
I'm not entirely happy with this layout and I may have to come back and re-work it.

Paper - HOTP Barnwood, My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus
Card - DCWV Neutral Stack

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Alta Museum

Back to the Norwegian cruise album this week, and these shots of Alta Museum which I scrapped with sketch 232 from Pencil Lines

I am not keen on single photo layouts but I was inspired by Noel, Pencil Lines' guest designer this week, to convert this sketch to show two landscape photos. 

This is the first of three pages about the museum, a collection of prehistoric rock carvings. The title letters are metallic so they have reflected the light and you cannot see them very well in the photo.

Paper - HOTP Barnwood, My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus
Card - DCWV Neutral Stack
Vellum - from Stash
Letters - All My Memories

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Matlock Farm

Continuing the 2007 album, I adapted this sketch from Sketchy Thursdays to use it for two photos. I rotated it and cut a fringe on strips of green paper to form grass for my row of animals, rather than the rows of scalloped papers in the sketch.

Paper - Fancy Pants Little Sprout, Dovecraft Paper Strip Pack
Card - Bazzill Dotted Swiss, Papermania
Letters - Scenic Route
Animals - Paper Cellar
Metal Embellishment - Papermania

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Adventure Island

Another two photo sketch from Pencil Lines this week but I didn't have a suitable pair of pictures from the Norwegian cruise. Another project on the go is my 2007 album so I turned to these pictures of my son's birthday theme park trip. They aren't great quality and I was undecided about scrapping them but it seems a shame not to document the trip. I wanted to position the photos to block out a stranger on the ride so I moved them left and moved the title right compared with the sketch. The pair of tickets obscure a stray head that got into shot.

Paper - Junkitz Pastel Petite Plaid
Card - Papermania
Tickets - Paperhouse
Star Brads - HOTP
Star Tacks - Scrapbook Interiors
Paper Stars - from Stash
Letters - Lakeland