I hope your Christmas was wonderful and that you're all relaxed and just enjoying it all now.
In between shopping and wrapping I've been scrapping with the new kit from Scrappy Chat Designs. This kit is a beauty! I love the colours in the papers and I've had heaps of fun with the paperclay.
First up, I have a very clean layout (well, it is for me anyway!) This is a photo of my gorgeous nephew, Archie.
Aww, just look at that face! I can't remember why he looked like that but it was just something minor. And yes, the pic is slightly out of focus. But it clearly showed his expression so I decided to use it anyway.
I had a lot of fun layering those pieces from the kit around the photo. The two 'frames' are actually just the paper from around the 'Rough and Tumble' ticket and the journalling block. I used a punch to punch out some star shapes that were on the papers and I cut out tickets and zigzags to create that clean, crisp look. There are lots of words on the tickets and papers and many of them were so appropriate to Archie's rough and tumble personality.
Those of you who have the kit might be wondering why I've got four of that particular Dusty Attic arrow chippy on there when you didn't get four. Well I didn't get four of that particular arrow either! What I did get though was the negative shape the chippes were in so I took out my paperclay that came with the kit and pressed it into the negative shapes. When they were dry I removed them and painted them. This is a great way to make your own shapes. You can use anything that gives you a shape but it needs to be around the thickness of chippy to work well. Have a look through your stash and see what you can find.
I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you all a healthy, happy and scrappy 2014. Thank you all so much for your support and wonderful comments throughout the year. Blogging forges a special connection between us crazy scrappers which I very much appreciate.
Ho ho ho!