Thursday, 21 November 2013

Sketchy Scrappers: The Eye

Today is my day off. Ian is working a nightshift all week so I needed to find something quiet to do, out of his way while he slept. Hmmm that would be scrapping then! This months sketch over at Sketchy Scrappers was set by the lovely Gemma who set this sketch 
I decided rather than use one landscape & one portrait photo to have a delve and use a portrait photo with a 4x4 Instagram photo instead. I've been having my photos printed via the Fotobox app on my phone. It's easy to upload, select your size, quantity and they arrive in a couple of days, so if you have an iPhone I'd recommend them :-) Anyway back to business, this is my layout 
The photos are obviously of the London Eye. The papers are from my scraps and I just had to use a scrap of Echo Park paper with the fairground rides on as it fitted perfectly. I also pulled out my Stampin Up cloud embossing folder as I also felt this fitted with the photos perfectly. I adapted the bunting idea to a doily instead, and cut some Elle's Studio pennants and placed them to the right. 

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Marmite scrapping?

This week is my last week off work before the Christmas rush, a week of relaxing and doing as much Christmasy stuff I can so I haven't got to fight the crowds nearer the time. This means I've got a bit more time to do some crafting, I've attempted to make some Christmas cards but plan A didn't work so we're onto plan B lol! I have also managed to do my first weekly challenge on UKS for AGES!!

 This weeks challenge has a Marmite twist to it, you either love it or hate it (personally I love it). The three elements of the challenge are photo: ones you love due to memories, etc or ones you hate as the quality is poor, etc; colour: colours or papers which are your favourite which you go to time again or ones you hate which have been languishing in your stash for some time; and finally technique: your favourite technique which you use time again of one which never goes to plan or is not your style. With these elements in mind I came up with this layout 
Photo: The photo was taken when I went to London in May and went to Liberty for the first time. This is obviously a memory I want to document however the photo all blurry and not sharp as the camera settings had a mind of their own. HATE

Colour: I recently went halves with my friend Gemma on some goodies from TK Maxx including half an Amy Tangerine Yes Please 12x12 paper pad, so all the papers are from that. Being an Amy Tangerine fan this is LOVE. 

Technique: I have a love/hate relationship with stamping. I love all the stamps out there and how people use them, however when it comes to stamping I'm pretty pants! My images are rarely clear, with bits missing from them! So I decided to have a go on this layout, stamping out a medallion from a Stampin Up set using a pink distress ink. I have the same relationship with distressed edges, the look good when other Scrappers distress but when I do it it just looks messy, so again I had a go and I have to say I'm still not convinced lol! HATE.