Sunday, 24 June 2012

Layout No.2 & a Quick Tag

This is the second layout I have made for my 8"x 8" scrap album. The first can be found a few posts down. I picked 8x8 as it is quick to work on & small enough to make up into a coffee table sized album that won't get put away and forgotten like many of my larger layouts. The theme of this album is Favourite Photographs. This particular layout is of the Gite in La Marchaderie, St. Mathieu, France. We are set to go back in September and I am seriously counting down the days. So far the weather here has been nothing short of miserable. When it is sunny, I'm usually stuck behind my desk at work.
The materials I have used are;
Co-Ordinates Woodgrain cardstock sanded  & inked.
Patterned Papers- Making Memories Paperie Double sided sheets in Geometric Window Greenhouse, Skinny Stripe Greenhouse, which I made chevrons from.
Title is October Afternoon Newsroom Stickers.
Stickers are 7Gypsies. Journal shape cut with Spellbinders & strips created by computer. Stars stamped using SC stamps on patterned paper.

I very recently bought the new Summer Dsitress Pads from the Artistic Stamper & while I have not had a lot of time to play this weekend I wanted to make something.
I've been busy making a card for my sisters' forthcoming birthday & my next scrap layout which is based on the card & can't be shown until 5th July, but found just half an hour to create this beach themed tag.

Materials used are Tim Holtz Summer Distress Pads in Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn & Picked Raspberry. They are extremely vibrant but just screamed summer & beach to me. I have used the Salty Ocean on my sisters card & the matching scrap layout & it stamps fabulously :0)
TH Compass Mask, TH Birds & words. Cherry Pie Beach stamps which include all the seagulls & the waves. The ART circles are from my old stash & the lighthouse is cut from one of my own photos of St. Mary's Lighthouse in Whitley Bay.


Carol Q said...

I like your choice of 8 x 8 for your scrap page Paula. The tag is gorgeous - I like the way you've combined the colours and made them look "quieter."

lam said...

Hi Paula
Love seeing layouts from your hand,it looks beautiful and I love your tag, so artsy

Jenny Marples said...

Love the scrapbook page because the eye is immediately drawn to the photos and your journalling rather than tons of other ephemera.
As for the tag, it brought a smile to my face - I know that lighthouse and Whitley Bay well and you have made a superb job of colouring this project.
Hugs, Buttons x

lisa said...

Now you've done it, Paula. I've been resisting those Summer inks but having seem them in action, I love them and just NEED them now!!! Your tag is gorgeous.
Love the LO too. I think we are all counting down to Summer hols in the hope of some sunshine now.
Hugs Lisax

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous makes, I love the papers on your layout and the colours and background on your tag are stunning
Lindsay xx

Yvonne Garner said...

What an awesome tag! Thanks for dropping by my blog today! Best wishes, Yvonne

Claudia N. said...

Such lovely colours and detail!

I love the fresh look and the composition!


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Julia S-W said...

Wonderful colours which harmonise so well with each other. Really like how you've combined all the elements here Paula.