Friday, 9 May 2014

Capture Life!

Last weekend, my husband and I volunteered to help out at a large fun bike ride. It was a freezing day and it drizzled occasionally but we had a great time. Because the ride wasn't a race, most people just took their time and enjoyed it.

I made this layout of the day using the May sketch for Dusty Attic with some fabulous Dusty Attic chippies and my 'Picture Perfect Today' kit from Scrappy Chat Designs.

Here's the sketch from the uber-talented Nadia Cannizzi.

I had taken plenty of photos on the bike ride day but they were taken on my phone and it was a dull day so the photos weren't the best. I decided to keep them small and use several of them to replace the one large photo in the sketch.

Here's my layout:

I cut up a Dusty Attic Geometric Panel so bits would peep out from behind the photo panel. I sprayed it with Black Velvet Heidi Swapp spray but the nozzle immediately blocked up - and it was a brand new bottle. Not happy Jan! I then sprayed over the top with Black Dylusions. I rather liked the final result as the metallic flecks from the Heidi Swapp spray still showed through.

I do try to not use Tinby Metallic Melts on every layout I make with chipboard but it's so hard not to! The two products just seem to go hand in hand to me. I used the Melts on all the smaller chippie pieces.

Some closies:

Everything on this page is either Dusty Attic chipboard or from this month's Scrappy Chat Designs kit.

Dusty Attic products used:
Geometric Panel DA1037

Mini Cameras DA1038

Mini Him & Her DA1064

Arrows #1 DA0994

The Scrappy Chat Designs Kit is the 'Picture Perfect Today' kit available here.

Thanks for looking.

Happy Scrappin'!


  1. I love it Heather, I'm sure that was a great day, that you show in yours photos.
    I'ts a fun layout!

  2. Love love love love this!! LOVING the colors, the photo strip and all the square bits!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Fabulous....good idea with the phone photos, to keep them small...& I must say, I'd be using those melts on EVERYTHING!!!!! They look amazing....LOOOOVE that you've used that 'busy' paper behind, have ROCKED it [not an easy thing to use!!!]

  4. Looks like it was a fabulous day Heather!! It certainly is a fabulous page!! Love the geometric chippie behind the photos and keeping them small worked out a treat!!! Fabulous take on the sketch too!! Love this!! ox

  5. What fun memories Heather, wonderful layers, details and design.

    Hugs diane

  6. Sounds like a fun day ;) Wonderful layout and I love that geometric panel. Colors are fab!!
    Thanks for visiting my blog :)

  7. Such a fun take on sketch and great story behind the photos, brrrr you look cold.

  8. Awesome page!! Love that geometric piece you used for background!! Sounds you had a great day!!

  9. Love the negative strips and how your framed your pictures! Hope you had a great Mother's Day!

  10. What a wonderful thing to do to help out, I am sure you were appreciated for your help on the day.. and good on you for getting some photos for the memories and for this layout.. love the geometric shapes under your layout.. love the 3 photos too... I hope you had a good mothers day!

  11. Gorgeous page Heather and love the chippies....the fresh papers and black trims are super! Love the photo's too!

  12. I really like how you've used the sketch Heather! The small photos look great used like that. Gorgeous page. :)

  13. Awesome. Really love how you used the chipboard as a "frame" for the photos! :)