Wednesday 6 June 2018

Scrapping Dr Seuss!

Hello and welcome back!

Who would ever have thought of using Dr Seuss as a scrapping challenge? Well Sandra Wallace over at Kraft Plus did! I did some online research and found some quotes that were perfect for my travel photos.

I love this quote - it's taken from "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" I inserted photos into the text that matched the text, for example, I inserted photos of 'Feet' and 'Shoes' after those words in the quote. For the second part of the quote I inserted photos that were relevant to me 'steering mysef in any direction I choose'. All these photos were taken on a walk we did along the Lycian Way in Turkey. It was such an incredible walk. It was so hard to select just a few photos for this page!

I highlighted key words by using brightly coloured alphas. This is a great stash-buster!

I added in a few clouds and balloons as these feature in the book. My balloons certainly don't look like Dr Seuss' unique ones but I think it helps give the general feel of a Dr Seuss book.

Before I started this layout, I had a very clear idea of what I wanted to do. I thought it would come together quite quickly, however it took ages to get all the spacings right while still keeping the design balanced. It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be!

Here's the challenge board. Isn't it fabulous? You can find the challenge details here.

Happy scrappin'!


Friday 1 June 2018

My Journey

Hello there! Today I have a page to share that is quite unusual for me - it is completely free of mixed media! It's a very traditional paper layout. I didn't set out to do this - it just happened!

The layout is for the new challenge at More Than Words. The challenge is to be inspired by the word 'Journey' and to use something from a map on your project.

I love the woodgrain background paper - it's on older Webster's Pages one. I thought it was perfect for the photo and the theme and I didn't want to cover it with other media. This paper range is one of my faves so I used a few different papers from it. The page is between and A4 and a 12 x 12 size. It's simply the size of the piece of woodgrain paper I had!

My map paper frames part of my photo.

I also added a world globe behind my title. The chipboard words are from The Dusty Attic. I left them bare to match the outdoor theme. The little chippie hearts are from Heidi Swapp. They're gorgeous!

Has this got you thinking about what you could create for the challenge? You can find the details here.

Happy scrappin'!