I went on a scrap rampage this week and scrapped five pages. Admittedly they are all very quick layouts, but at least they are done! I'm only going to show you two, so that I have some in reserve for next week, in case something hideous happens, like I don't scrap.
The first one uses PURPLE. I never use purple so it was a weird and new experience.
Special hello to Jodie and Fran, two scrappers who I know are scrapping together, having their own scrappy Friday, right now as I type this. They tune in to this, so Hi girls. Have a productive day!
As I was saying this is a very simple layout, partly because it was a photo I liked, therefore decided to just stick the page together and not 'overthink' it, and depress myself with an disapponting result (see last post for how I find it harder to scrap pics I love). As it turned out though, I don't mind this one. Simple as it is. There isn't even a title, and that's okay...I think? I don't really know what to title I would use? Now that I look at it on the computer screen, I think perhaps it does need a title, in white letter stickers, running along the bottom left edge of the photo (on the photo) - but what title?? Anyway, I liked this layout because it is very unlike me to put a photo, and a fairly busy one at that, on a purple background, so I guess it was nice to think outside my box. This purple is a greyish, muddy purple, and it is made by canson. I've had it in my stack for 5 years (!) and I have no idea what the official name is. Finally, I found a layout for it. The little date stamp was $6 from a office supplies shop, and the pp is by 'stampin' up'.
It is about my brother-in -law and my middle child. When he comes over for a swim, she holds onto his shoulders and they glide up and down the pool together under water. It is eerily like a whale with it's baby. Now I'm not very comfortable calling anyone a whale, but he is over six feet tall and has broad shoulders. He is also very fair skinned (hence the 'beluga' (white whale) title). Hope he's okay with that...he hasn't seen it yet. The wiggles have a song called 'baby beluga' and I just could not get it out of my head doing this layout, so that is the title.
There is a hand drawn black pen line around the photos and journaling, I just did this to go in with the movement happening in the pp. That dark mat around the white is a dark greeny colour (another colour that I use once every 5 years!).
I snapped these photos of my youngest last night at 6pm while hubby was serving up dinner. I saw some light coming in through a window in the hall, and Lucy was the only one willing to pose for me. Hubby asked was it essential that I took photos RIGHT then? We all know the answer. I am just loving having this child potter after me so much right now. Just her and me. Something wonderful about that last child getting so much one on one time, and wonderful that as my last, I appreciate how precious this time really is! Spend most of the day picking her up and squeezing her. Already grieving for when she starts school next year.
Will add these layouts and their sketches to my gallery over the next few days, and will have more layouts to share next week. Have a great week. Don't forget to make time to scrap...
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