Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Where to start?

There were so many new ideas that I learnt at the Shimelle class on Saturday and so many ideas I know I want to use again and again. Here's page two of the album we made.
I had wanted to use these photos for a while. My niece got married two years ago and I had this lovely picture of her coming down the staircase before we all left for the church. The smaller pictures are of me with my family and my sister with her branch of the family tree. You will see a few elements creeping into the album which are reflected in practically every page. The butterfly on top of the circle is one, and the use of the little white tag is another. I love those little tags, why did none of you tell me about them before? How lovely are those padded letters? I would never have chosen a font so large yet it works so well.
And here is page three ...
Seven photos on one layout? Who'd have thought? Again the butterfly idea on a circle. The brown paper with 'Spring is Sprung' on it is from Dear Lizzy American Crafts, such a lovely range - go track it down, you won't regret it! The little bit of ribbon at the top is from the same range and I loved it so much that I fear it is one of those things that I never get to use because I won't want it to be used up, so I just used a few inches as I thought it went with the holiday theme! I'm loving the pennant ideas people are doing so this is my way of sneaking a bit in. How lovely is that wood grain effect ribbon along the bottom?
As you can tell, I was so inspired by the collection of stash we were given, and it is going to be very hard for me to go to work today when all I really want to do is work my way through the instructions for finishing off all the pages.

6 comments:

Sian said...

The Dear Lizzy is gorgeous, you're right. I'm so envious of your intensive scrapday and everything you learnt and did. It sounds wonderful!

scrappyjacky said...

Looks like you did so much in one day....lucky you!!

Deb said...

Beautiful pages, Deb! I'm loving that butterfly in the circle. :o)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Gorgeous pages! You've done a terrific job with all the accents and choosing your photos!
Rinda

humel said...

Fab pages :-) What an amazing class! Can't wait to see more - bunk off work if you have to... ;-)

Denise said...

They are looking lovely Deb. Love the one of Kirsty - gorgeous. I like Humel's suggestion lol xx