I wanted to keep it fairly simple so I started with a piece of Lime Green Bazzill.
The size of the rectangles was determined by the photographs I had printed which were approx 2.5 x 3.5".
I had already decided to make it a double page so cut 8 pieces of patterned paper the same size as the photos, rounded the corners and inked all edges.
I cut a strip approx 2x10" and added it to the lower right hand side then added a futher strip @ 1" of a different paper with a punched edge (Martha Stewart) below. I added a ribbon over the join with a faux tie to finish.
The same detail was reversed for the 2nd page.
I arranged the rectangles evenly on the top of the page overlapping the strip of patterned paper and alternating pattern and photo.
At this point the page was sitting on my pink cutting mat and Anita commented that she liked the pink border.
Hmmmm, I thought, so trimmed the lime bazzill and added a pink piece behind - thanks for the inspiration Anita.
I used embellishments from my stash to decorate the patterned rectangles or cut and decoupaged areas from the original design.
A broken line was added between the rectangles using a fine liner for definition.
The titles were cut with the Cricut Don Juan Cartridge and shadowed with the pink from the border.
There is still time to enter this months challenge - have fun!
The original post for December is likely to become very long so we will add your entries for the month to this special post of their own. See HERE if you have not seen or to take you back to the original post for the December Scraplift.
A quick reminder of what to do if you are joining in: Create a layout using the DT pages for inspiration. We hope you will let us share your finished layout on this blog. You also need to become a follower (if not already) of this blog to be considered for the prize.
First this month is ...
You have until Wednesday 5th to enter this challenge.
Entres received after colsong date.
Wendy will choose her favourite layout form those on this post in early January 2011.
Please upload your layout to your blog and add a link to your comment. If you don't have a blog - no problem! - Just drop us an image attached to an email (If you don't have Outlook, simply copy and paste the email address into your normal web based email system.)
Jill of Cardinal Colours has come up with another fantastic prize for us. This month it's a Tote from QuicKutz in black with pink tag trimming. What a great way to store and transport your stash.
So if you want to be in with a chance of winning this great prize, go back and check out this post and have a go at scraplifting Wendy's original layout. You also need to become a follower of the Scrapology blog (if you are not already).
The last day to upload your layout is 5th January, Wendy will be choosing her favourite layout on 6th December and the winner will be announced on here on 7th January.
Don't forget to link your blog entries if you are featuring your layout on a blog, or EMAIL us. Please note the email address has been updated.
Looking forward to seeing your layouts.
Many thanks to Jill for the prize.
NB Competition open to all, but postage costs for sending prize free to UK addressees only.
This month we asked the talented Wendy if we could scraplift one of her lovely layouts. It was difficult to
choose just one from the many she has created, but we especially liked this one using multiple photos. Having looked at using and making embellishments last month we thought you could mix and match shapes with embellishments and your photos.
Here area few words from Wendy:
"...Hi My name is Wendy...I live in a small town in the south east of England...right near the sea. I live here with my husband of 10 years and my gorgeous 6 year old boy. I have been scrapbooking for over 6 years now, since I went to a creative memories party at my sister's work and I have made some amazing friends along the way. I very quickly accumulated enough stuff to fill a scrapbooking room and spend as much time in there as possible. I love making pages, cards or anything that I can find that can be altered in some way!
When I am not in my scrapbooking room I can be found taking photos of everything...reading or trying to beat my son at Monopoly.
I have been lucky to design for several companies over the last few years...i am proud at the moment to design for American Crafts, My Scrapbook Nook, and also for Papermaze ....
Please join in the fun and create a layout using these pages for inspiration. We hope you will let us share your finished layout on this blog. You need to leave a comment below. We would also ask you to become a follower of this blog to be considered for the prize. You have until midnight on 5th January to enter the competition.
If you create a page after that date, please still share it with us.
Please can bloggers leave a comment with a link to the relevant post on their blog. If you don't have a blog - no problem - just drop us an image attached to an email. (If you don't have Outlook, simply copy and paste the email address into your normal web based email system.) Please note the email address has been updated.
The prize winner for the best layout to be selected by Wendy announced on 7th January. Please check this post on this blog in a few days for details of the fab prize Jill has offered for this month's scraplift.