Weekly layout – week thirty two

Welcome to week thirty two.

This week was one of those rare occasions when I picked out a photo grabbed a couple of sheets of paper, plonked them down added a few scraps of matching paper and it worked!

Here is the photo. Not an earth shattering story to tell but a lovely memory of a few days at the seaside and going out for Italian.

And here is the layout as it was just put down on the background. Nothing was adhered at this stage just placed and this is pretty much the same as it ended up.

I picked the papers based on the amount of black in the photo and my nieces pink top and shoes. The rest of the papers were scraps.

I removed everything from its place and started building up the layers sticking them down this time. 

I wanted to add a touch more pink and also thought a border strip would look good on the top edge of the black card so I punched a strip.

I also tied some black and white bakers twine onto the little tag.

The flower was one I had made a few months ago and never used. It was a blank chipboard shape which I triple embossed with white opaque embossing powder then stamped a swirl stamp inked in pink onto the still melted powder you get the negative impression and the colour of the ink. I used a couple of American Crafts thickers for the title.

Sometimes it’s best when you don’t think too much but just do it.

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Weekly Layout is a series of blog posts that I am doing every week in 2012. I am walking through the process of putting the page together with a bit of background to why I picked the design and embellishments for the page. I hope to develop my style and push myself by taking on this challenge. You can see previous weeks here.

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