Sunday, July 10, 2011

Before I left..

Before I left Sarah's Cards I had a few more projects that I needed to put together, the first was my post for the shop blog. I decided to use a paper manufacturer that I rarely use, Sassafras Lass, I don't know why I don't use them more often really. I love the edging strips that they add onto each sheet of patterned paper and on this first page I decided to incorporate lots of them into my design.





My second page was a class, all the details and step by step photographic instructions are over on Sarah's cards blog. Often my pages start with a pile of fussy cut elements that I have cut from the patterned papers and then I just keep fiddling around with them until I find a way that I can use them. To create this page I cut out all the blue flowers and then built my page around them.
I love the sticker sheets that Sassafras create, so usable! All of my stickers have been matted onto scraps of cardstock and cut out, it just makes it easier to move them around the page without worrying about them ripping the paper. It also means that it is much less fiddly to raise them off the page using foam pads or gel.



My final project was for this months sketch challenge over on the blog, this challenge is definitely worth entering the prize is now a £20 e-voucher to spend in the shop on whatever you want!! Now that has got to be worth entering!




I am stalking the postman at the moment, I am waiting for the August My Creative Scrapbook Limited Edition kit. Having seen the list of contents it is going to be one gorgeous kit!!!! Can't wait to share it with you!
TFL
xxx

14 comments:

gwyneth said...

Gorgeous as usual Rachael. There's a story about these LO's on my blog !!

hilde janbroers said...

what an amazing layout!!!

Ruth said...

Thanks Rachel for your comment I have been unable to receive them for 2 months apparently!! Hopefully it is sorted now...thankyou xxx

Jill said...

Saw these on the blog and thought how lovely they were! Looking forward to your next project with your new venture. Jill x

Rachael Funnell said...

WOWERS! Rachael love this Layouts...
your 40 Layout is a stand out for me!!
How Awesome does it look with the 40 on the photo........
Have a Wonderful week!!!

2Angels said...

Wow, they are all beautiful, I love the soft colour pallette in all of them :)

Romy said...

Oh wow, everything you created with these gorgeous Sassafrass papers turned out so amazingly beautiful! I totally envy your layering skills!

And thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog:) For the borders of my papers I use Mireille's faux stitching technique. I first drew a line with a black marker, then I punched holes in it every 1/2 centimeter and in the end I drew small lines inbetween the holes with a white gelpen.

Handmade Hannah said...

Beautifully delicate layouts Rachel. I like the look of the Sassafras papers- you certainly do them justice here :)

Nat said...

That Sassfrass line really suits your style! Gorgeous pages Rach :) xxx

Ruki said...

just found your blog and love your work! these three layouts are gorgeus! the colors are so cute and sweet!

carlies said...

wowww stunning page's

hugs carla

Bubbles said...

Gorgeous layouts! I really must get back to some 12x12 layouts!

Gems said...

They are all gorgeous Rach :) xx

jakamoo said...

Love your style of scrapbooking! The colour palette you've been working with on these LO's is beautiful. Glad to have found your blog. TFS!!!