Wednesday, 5 September 2012

How I made my September Layout

For the September Scraplift challenge this month I used paint and paper with Hexagons to make this page. Just to remind you our technique this month is 'H is for Hexagons'

Here is Andrew on the front doorstep at 'Toadhall' (home) age 2 in 1994. My friend Margaret had made all three children these beautiful Aran jackets - they were so useful. He looks a bit like a little gnome here!

We are scraplifting this layout by Sutty (Katherine Sutton)

Which she in turn created using this sketch by Valerie Mangan

I used a sheet of Kraft Bazzill as my base and stuck it to my cutting mat with making tape to make a 1/2" border all the way around the page. It is a good idea to de-stick thetape a little before use to avoid damaging the card. Then with Vanilla Bean (Docraft) and Cornflower (Making Memories) Acrylic Paint I did some dry brushing and printing with bubble wrap. After the paint was dry and the tape carefully removed, I highlighted the border with brown zig-zag machine stitching.

The Hexagons were cut from more Kraft Bazzill on the Cricut using the Accent Essentials cartridge. Then they were dry embossed with a variety of different patterned embossing folders and the Cuttlebug.
These were dry brushed and inked to emphasise the patterns and the edges.
I added the hexagons to the page with 3D foam pad for extra dimension.

Using a 6" x 6" designer pad of My Mind's Eye Be Amazing papers and a sheet of 12" x 12" from the same line called 'Honey Blue' I cut my title using the Cricut and Freshly Picked cartridge for 'Garden' and George and Basic Shapes cartridge for 'Gnome'.

The bunting and flags were cut from the same papers free hand and inked. The bunting is attached to the layout hanging from Baker's twine, attached at either end with a brad. A little 3D foam pad under each flag helps keep it in place on the page. The three little flags in the bottom right were each attached to a match stick. There were also attached with 3D foam pads and used for journalling.

The photo was then added with more 3D foam pads.

Thank you for looking, please pop back to the post called 'H is for Hexagons' to see the details for the competition, which runs until 5th October.
Please see my blog for more details of this and many other projects.


  1. All so lovely but I am partial to bunting so you had me on that alone. but I do like all the pages

  2. Sorry cant be there tonight, have fun, look forward to getting the kit x


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