Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Online Crop with Shimelle

Shimelle was hosting a crop on her blog last weekend and I have been inspired to join in.  Details are here. 

Challenge 1

The first challenge was to take inspiration from a very pretty scrapbook page by Jaime Warren.  I chose the vertical placement, single photo,  embellishment clusters on either side and scattered embellishments as my inspiration points.  It was also a great opportunity to use my new Tim Holtz camera die, although my close up of this has made me aware that I need to clean my camera lens!

Challenge 2

The second challenge of the day was to create a page using three or more paper collections and this was right up my street because my style is generally to mix and match my papers and embellishments rather than stick with one collection.

I used Basic Grey Picadilly Bread Box as my background and then added strips of Classic Studio Calico {Woodgrain One}, Pink Paisley NanTucket CrabCakes and a strip with the word 'together' on taken from a sheet of paper from a very old K & Company Poppy Seed paper pad pack.  I also used a shaped s.e.i. border strip raised up on foam tape along the top.  When I thought I was finished I noticed the top background panel didn't look quite right but I managed to rescue it with a few drops of Frequent Flyer Sprinkler from OA.

Thank you Shimelle because I am still feeling very inspired to scrap and off to choose another Challenge to start this evening.


  1. Well done you finished it - and it looks beautiful. I am drooling over the papers in the second one too. happy scrapping!

  2. Two great layouts, the second one is really beautiful.