Sunday, November 21, 2010

Just A Few Pages

Sarah's Cards November kit has been winging its way out to people over the last few days, the kit was full of fab We Are Memory Keeper papers, not a manufacturer I had ever really used much before.

The kit came with a Jilly Bean corrugated alpha, the waste was just too good to throw away so I wanted to incorporate it onto a page. I kept the focal area quite small so that most of the alpha waste was left uncovered.
I originally backed this page on the sheet of kraft but then had a disaster with an ink pad, dropping it from a great height onto the page leaving a big brown splodge on the kraft. To rescue the page I cut around the page leaving a thin border of kraft and then mounted it onto the pale blue bazzill. I have to say my heart sank when it happened but I actually prefer the page as it is now, the kraft border helps the page to pop.

My final page to share is the last one that I created at the barn, I just love this photo of Emily. I have used some of my favourite papers again, Girls Paperie, they are so girlie but have a bit of a vintage feel too. I have also used a couple of Zva pearl swirls to soften the bottom corners of the matted photo. I have to thank Sarah for the title, that is one thing I am really hopeless at! I don't possess any heart punches and it isn't anything I thought I would find useful, but at the barn I borrowed a large heart punch and a tiny heart die, I really like what they add to the page especially the tiny ones. Think they might have to go on my "must have" list!!
Thanks for popping by.


gwyneth said...

What a great use of the waste on the alphas.Love what you've made with the kit and the photo on the Natural Beauty is absolutely stunning, so is the LO.

Louise said...

Wow such amazing layouts Rachael, i love how you have used the waste alpha, fab idea and so effective xx