17 April 2011

Scrapped at last

At the very last minute, I signed up for a workshop at PaperArts near Stroud, yesterday. Sue made me most welcome, as always, and I joined Lorraine Freeman's class. You can see the result above.

I hadn't prepared any photos for the class as I really didn't know I was going for sure until Saturday morning, but discovered the Jenni Bowlin papers and Kraft card colours were perfect for scrapping this less-than-perfect photo of my lovely dad (sadly no longer with us).  I have had the photo for a long time but hadn't got round to doing anything with it. I'm glad to have had the opportunity to put that right.

I followed the class instructions pretty closely but omitted some of the lace and flowers to make the page less 'girly'. I also added some journalling to record how my dad loved to walk out in the orchard where he and mum used to live in Kent. Arthur, the cat, always went with him and they both, I think, rather liked the company! I decided that the page didn't need a title.

The stash details: Jenni Bowlin red large dot and vintage red tiny dot patterned papers. Kraft card. Brown card. Lace. Tim Holz Distress Ink. Cats Eye ink pads. Scallop punch. Flower punch. Small dot punch.

I finished this page at the workshop, too. Used various strips and ric rac for colour and texture. We went on this ferry for a trip to see the Needles close up. Which reminds me, the first layout also required some sewing, shock horror!

I did start on two other layouts during the day but didn't have all the materials I needed to finish them. I will complete them soon, I hope!


  1. hey they look great...must get myself to Stroud for one of their workshops too!
    love those lacy flowers :)

  2. Hey, you're back! Not just with one lovely page but two! Like your needlework!

  3. Love that second LO - I could use up some of my paper scraps with a style like that ...

  4. Love the simplicity of your LO's and the use of white space. Those little lace flowers are sweet.
    Thanks for your comment on my blog :)
    Jennie x