I thought I'd share one of my all-time favourite layouts with you. It was published in Scrapbooking Memories Vol 15, No 12. Here it is:
To create the background on the top portion, I swiped Dylusions behind the photo. I then dropped a few splats around the swipes (highly technical terms here, lol!) then blew the splats through a straw. I then topped them with a rhinestone.
The bottom section is made entirely from Manor House Creations flowers plus some punched leaves. A strip from one of my favourite paper ranges - American Crafts Sketchbook - sits between the sections. I ran ric rac around the edges of the layout which I think looks fab on the layout but makes it almost impossible to crop on the computer!
Here's a close up:
This pic is a wonderful reminder of the first day Leonie, Beck and I met.
In the same mag I had another very floral layout published although this one is in a very different style.
It's a bit hard to see here but this layout is all about the rather good action shots my son took of me sliding down a waterfall.
And lastly, the Masters Challenge for that month was for Darkroom Door. We had to create something with the Darkroom Door film strip photos that we could use for organising our scrap room. This certainly made us think outside the square! I store my 12 x 12 papers in a cardboard file box so I came up with the idea to use tags to show what each section contained.
I punched a different border along the bottom of each tag and coloured each tag differently. I punched a hole in the centre of the flowers and used a curtain hook to hang the tags from the side of my storage box.
My Workshop Secrets article this month had lots of examples of what I was explaining but no full layouts so there's nothing more to add here, except to say that for those lucky people who found out today that they will be the Masters next year - congratulations! We won't know who they are a for a few months yet but there will be 10 lucky ladies doing happy dances somewhere today!