Sunday, 8 March 2015

The "I'm catching up" type of blogging...

Hello there, happy Sunday to you.

I'm stepping back in time a bit today, I know I didn't blog a lot towards the end of last year and as a result I have quite a large stack of scrapbook layouts waiting to be blogged and in some cases photographed ***hangs head in shame***

So I'm making an effort to catch up, both of these layouts were inspired by CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration in 2014, I'm intending to make a huge dent in my stash this year and find these challenges are a great way to get things used up as you get a colour scheme of 5 colours to use and you have to use all of them, you can also add a toot of other colours, you have a list of embellishments/techniques of which you have to use at least 2 and 5 different journaling prompts which you have to use more than 1 of. My first step is to go through all of my patterned papers (the pile is about 6 inches) and pull out all the relevant colours, then read the journal prompts and pick a photo that fits the colours and the journal theme, then finally the embellishments. 
On some weeks there's a sketch too so there's an extra kick of inspiration. 

This one above was one of my favourites, the colours were Magenta, White, Pale Pink, Lime Green and Light Grey, for the evidence I used stripes, polka dots, trees, hang something and a circle punch. The journaling is a list of 3 things about H.
1. Very happy.
2. Very cautious.
3. Very scared of heights.

For this next layout the idea was to document a daily pleasure. The colour scheme was Grayish Green, Light Lemony Yellow, Coral, White and Pale Sage Green. I struggle with yellow, I'm never really sure what to do with it, so for this one I decided less is more and to take advantage of white space and a splatter of coral spray ink.

For the evidence I used a tea cup accent, although it looks like more of a coffee cup, it was my attempt at hand carving a tea cup rubber stamp. I also used a tag, staples and doodling.
The journaling reads: There's nothing I enjoy more than curling up in my chair at night with a cup of tea, a bar of chocolate and a very good book, it's my idea of bliss.

That's all from me today, a rainy Sunday afternoon feels like the perfect excuse to put a film on and craft the rest of the day away. Hope you have a lovely day.

Keep creating.
Claire xx


  1. These are both great layouts. I love the pennants in the first xxx

  2. These layouts are fabulous! Love the designs! I do enjoy reading a good book and I spy Harry Potter, a fabulous book!
    Linda xxx

  3. Gorgeous layouts Claire, the colours are so pretty! Have a lovely Sunday xxx

  4. Fabulous layouts, the photographs are so well framed with the embellishments. So often the embellishments over shadow the photo - well done! xx

  5. Both wonderful layouts. The soft colours in the top one work very well together and I have to agree about the book and cuppa - I'm trying to lay off the chocolate though x

  6. These are lovely Claire - great LOs.
    Toni xx

  7. Fabulous layouts Claire
    Janet xxx

  8. Hi Claire these are amazing layouts. Hugs Jackie


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Claire xx