Sunday, 30 October 2016

October at Simple Scrapper #2

I was thrilled to see that this second Creative Team layout for Simple Scrapper in October made the front cover of the membership magazine Spark. This is an amazing team to be part of and the talent of the other ladies is just so impressive that I feel honoured to be highlighted in this way. And this is a particular favourite layout of mine so that made me doubly happy.

I combined an older sketch with this month's Story Starter, "Tending the Nest" to talk about my mum and my 94-year old granny.

Sketch #300 from May 2016 and Story Starter "Tending the Nest" #7 from October 2016

I also used my September Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit, Sundance and found that the softer tones of the kit matched my photo so perfectly. I wanted to ensure that the whole layout felt soft, caring and feminine.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge September kit, Sundance lo#2

I used my favourite way of keeping the journalling a little private - a vellum pocket. You can see it's there and if you are close enough to me to feel comfortable to pull out the card to read it, it's relatively easily accessible.

The original sketch was designed for an 8 1/2 x 11" page with four 2x2 photos so I just stretched everything a bit bigger to fill my 12x12 page and made my single photo 5x5.

I loved how the blue and aqua elements in my kit matched my granny's cardigan so perfectly. I don't often try to match up my design with the photos featured, just using what I have in each kit in a way that pleases me, but this worked out so perfectly.

To find out more about the many resources and inspiration - including the sketches and story starters I use each month - available to inspire you to create beautiful pages and tell meaningful stories in a supportive, communicative community environment, check out the Simple Scrapper premium membership here.

1 comment:

  1. It's a really lovely page, which tugged at my heart strings today as I came back from celebrating my mum's 85th birthday


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