Sunday, September 18, 2011

Finally... a Layout!!!

It's only been a year & 7 months since I last created a layout, but I have finally found the mojo. Mind you, France was so beautiful, I took 350 photos of buildings, flowers, doors, trees and monuments in the hope that I would have at least 200 good photos at the end. I fell in love with a 3 storey apartment in a town called Brantome over the border from us in Perigord Vert, Dordogne.

I could really imagine myself living there and so it was the obvious first photo to try & scrap.

Here is a close up of the top left corner embellishment which I sewed by hand and the journalling section with pretty pebble (Prima)

This is the completed page, I printed the photo twice and turned the second version into a blue tint. I made all the backing papers myself using white card, distress inks & texture folders in my big shot.
Alcohol inks: Denim/ Stream/ Cloudy Blue (inked strips)
Distress inks: Chipped Sapphire/ Faded Jeans/ Tumbled Glass
Texture Folders: Swiss Dots/ TH Wood Grain
Border Punches: Fiskars/ Martha Stewart
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous/ Crafty Individuals

Rub On: (live/love/laugh) Fancy Pants
Flower: Prima (Old Studio Calico Kit)
Title: stickers from stash - forgotten make.

Unfortunately, I am unable to work out how to type with the correct characters on the french words!


Carol Q said...

i DO like that Paula. deceptively simple and beautifully put together.

Karin said...

Great page Paula, I love the layout.

myriammg said...

thanks for your visit on my blog. Your comment was so nice ! I love this LO and I am pleased to see that France gave you the will to go back to scrap LOs !
hugs from france !

Tracey said...

wow well you certainly came back with plenty of mojo - France obviously suits you well, love the layout, the colours are stunning, good to see you enjoying your crafting again Paula, take care xxx

penny4thoughts said...

Wonderful layout, Paula! That had to be such a fun trip - sometimes that's what is needed to get your mojo going again. I have a question for you - do you make ATC's? I'm having a swap on my blog and you get back a mini book made with them. I have details on my blog if you're interested. Penny

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

I LOVE it...really love it. Beautiful layout and colours, fabulous little additions and detail.

I wish I could scrap like this.