Monday, 2 September 2013

Back in the groove

I'm happy.

I've been scrapping and it feels good to have glue on my fingers and ink all over my t-shirt (well, maybe not that last one!). But all in all, there has been quite a lot of cutting and glueing going on.

First off, here's a few layouts I made with my September Scrapabilly Kit (find it in the shop here) which was full of delicate grey, soft aquas, warm yellows, naturally neutrals and ├╝ber-trendy chalkboard designs. It proved a great kit to use and I mixed up the papers to give myself quite a few different looks. The inclusion of sequins was right up my street of course and I found it so easy to use.

In fact, I still have one sheet of cardstock and a full sheet of paper left so I could, in theory, get another whole layout made but after 5 layouts, I'm putting the scraps to one side and moving on. Yeah, that feels good.

I added in a roll of washi tape (here)

An extra set of enamels (here)

Some mists in grey, silver, gold and Bazinga blue (here)

to which I added a new splodge dropper - it makes great splotches for those of who like to get messy (here)

and a few of my own pale aqua sequins.  But that's it. The rest just came from the kit - nice.

Here are the first three layouts:

I thought the mix of the blues and beiges was so good as well as some good contrast with the blacks. I love the fact that there are great A and B sides - each of the papers appealed to me on one or other of the sides. And that gave me lots of combinations.

I was inspired by a new (to me) scrap crush - Ashli Oliver and her series over at A Flair for Buttons. Her post here featured twine wrapped flairs and I just fell in love with the effect and promptly pinned all the layouts. I didn't have the right twine for these smaller elements so just used thread. Fiddly but I love the result. Lots of fussy cutting and a bit of layer overload - just a whole load of fun.

And a layout that was slightly less successful than the others - too many large photos I think. But it was a story that's been sat there for several years and the colours seemed right for Paris so it'll do. This has been an ongoing joke since we first visited this amazing city together (he's not so keen!)

Tune in again tomorrow for the last two layouts from this kit and make sure you head over to the Scrapabilly shop and check out the gallery. There will be a wide range of inspiration there for sure :-)

Reminder: Don't forget to check out all the 100 prompt celebratory posts over at Whimsical Musings and upload your layouts to the Flickr Gallery for a chance to win one of two prizes. The more the merrier and you have until September 16th to have a chance to win. 


  1. Stunning layouts Lisa, glad you're back in scrappy mode and having fun :) x

  2. You have an amazing way of just bringing everything altogether ... Gorgeous layouts. I especially love the first one and yay to being happy :)

  3. I love this color combination and your layouts are gorgeous ! I love how you tied the twine around the photo on layout #1.

  4. Ooooh, Lisa, such beautiful work. Your layering is always so scrumptiously delicious! Great use of your kit... WTG! TYFS... ~Ali


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