My January Kit was feeling a bit neglected. I couldn't work out why I didn't want to do any scrapbooking. Then I went looking for a photo to scrapbook, and I realised all the photos in my 'to scrap' box were duplicates of ones I'd already scrapped, or they were shots I'd printed before I knew how to edit properly, so they were too dark or not cropped right. I had about 20 photos left which were true scrapping material! That's not enough to inspire me... so I placed an order for 250 photos from Photobox. Yay, I shall be scrapping like mad when they arrive!
In the meantime, Two Peas in a Bucket has been having an Online Social for CHA winter 2013, when all the manufacturers show off their upcoming products (there's a post to come on my 'picks' of the new releases!). I was really inspired by some of the Two Peas challenges, so I scrapped a couple of those 20 pics which I had left!
Here's the first, a layout for challenge #2, to scraplift 2 concepts from other people's layouts.
This page is about when I went to see the last Harry Potter movie at the cinema with my friend Rosie. Harry Potter is one of the things we bonded over when we met at Uni, and we saw most of the movies togeher at the cinema, so going to see the last one was like the end of an era! We dressed up in cloaks and took chopsticks for wands, and our husbands were with us but pretended not to know us :-)
The photo is really dark and blurry, which is why it sat in the 'to scrap' pile so long. But it was taken at night on an old I-phone, so I knew no amount of editing would make it any better, I just had to use it. Because no matter how bad the quality of the print is, the memory will make me smile each time I see the photo!
For those of you that don't know, 'Accio' is a summoning spell. I chose the title mainly because it used letters that I had left in my Counterfeit Kit - I'm proud of myself for changing the title instead of breaking open a new set of alphas!
The layout mostly uses my January Counterfeit kit, the only things I added were a chopstick for a wand, and lots of stars! A couple of the stars were punched from papers in my kit though. I just wanted lots of stars to make it look super magical! The free-from-the-chinese-restaurant chopstick that I used was originally really light in colour, but that didn't look wand-like enough, so I coated it a couple of times with a brown ink pad:
And the two concepts that I scraplifted were
1: A twirly twine look by Emily Pitts for Sassafrass HERE,
2: Using lots of sequin stars by Corrie Jones HERE:
What do you think - is it magical enough?
The next layout was for challenge #8, to use 8 different materials on your page.
Sweet and Adorable:
For my 8 materials I used:
1. Patterned Paper (I'm counting the tag for this too as it was cut from a PP sheet)
3. Chipboard pieces painted to look like wood
6. A Beaded Pin
7. A Button
8. Washi Tape
Everything on this layout is from my January Counterfeit Kit.
The pearly pin worked well for the cute, girly page, as did the pink sequins pulled off my sequin trim:
And what a perfect page to use my DIY wood embellishment branch on!
There's not so much of a story to this photo, it was just a lovely day watching my daughter run around with her cousin, and collecting flowers. Those two are so cute together and we don't get to see them often enough!
My kit is looking nicely dented now, but there's still plenty left for when my new photo prints turn up any day now. Happy Scrapping! x