Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Not much to share, so I'll pull one out the hat

I have been kinda busy with a lot of things recently. I've made a few cards, which I still need to post, been busy working, and I've started brainstorming over December and January workshops I want to do.
But I haven't shared any scrapbooking layouts for a long while, so I decided I would today.
It's not a new LO, it's one I made a few months ago, but it's such a fun one.

I took these photo's toward the end of last year. This is my niece, Erin (again). She loves the camera - you may have noticed. I had the camera - she was sitting in the chair drinking from a cup (I'm not sure how much she actually managed to drink, though). She found it more fun to dip her hands in and then take a sip, and all the time looking off to my boyfriend who was next to her. He gasped every time she did it, so of course she had to do it again. It resulted in a series of fun photo's. I had to use them in the layout "DIVA licious".
I wanted the page fun and bright, so the 2 main pages are bright pink (to bring in the pink of her shorts), then I backed the photo's together on white - to make them "pop", then onto orange to "bring out" the orange of the towel behind Erin (who would've thought orange and pink would go so well together... And finally in black to bring some balance back into the bright layout. The chipboard word "DIVA" and swirl were covered in black cardstock.
I used the swirl border and dotty letterz stencils from Scrapbooking-Scrapbook with silver and orange rhinestones in 2 different sizes, which seems to work so well.

The swirls have been allowed to just slightly go over the photo's - enough for fun, not too much to detract from the photo.
I used silver thread to wrap around the word and the swirl, just to add a bit of "oomph" to the dull black - 3 wraps on the D of Diva, and 5 on the swirl (I like to use uneven amounts - it always works better). I added a little black stickles to the star and to the edges of the flowers.
Simple, blingy and fun.

Experiment with different colours - you'll be amazed at the results.

I'll catch you tomorrow with the next Digistamps 4 Joy challenge...
From Mel


  1. This is such a lovely page - great colours together. I love the simplicity of it. Thanks - Sharon.

  2. Oh wow Mel, this has come out super! You are going to have to show me how to use a stencil - never owned one!


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