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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Friend is...

"A friend is someone who reaches for your hand but touches your heart."

Welcome everyone to another monthly challenge. 
Time really seems to be flying.

Our Design Team member, Brenda has set our challenge this month
and we are honouring our friends.

I am so blessed to have two very, very special friends and I was very excited to be able to honour them this month.

So the challenge this month is to scrap a photo of a friend. You must have the word 'friend' in the title and journalling that is more than a few words.

Here is my title...
I have used a Heidi Swapp Dreamy Kraft Tag, some of the new Kaisercraft Alpha Stickers in white and a white gel pen.

Here is the layout that I have created...

And my journalling is more than a few words... I was very excited to use this first visit to the MCG to see the Swans. Then we headed to Etihad for the Essendon match (just for Jess...what lovely friends are we?)

And another little close up...

I have used a lot of different products for this layout.

I have used the gorgeous Heidi Swapp ' Dreamy' papers. In this layout I have used the  Choose Happy, Dreams Come True,  Dreamy Dots.
The cardstock is Kaisercard 'Coconut'.

To create my background I have used my Faber Castell Gelatos, Metallic Mint & Bubble Gum and two Kaiser Clear Stamps 'Hessian' and 'Script'. I stamped them using the VersaMark Black and the Kaisercraft Grey inks. After applying the Gelatos I used my water brush to blend the colours.

 I used the 'Metallic Mint' Gelato to run along the edges of the paper rather than ink. It actually worked really well especially when it was smudged rather than just applied to the edges. 

I have cut and used my Gelatos (Metallic Mint and Bubble Gum) to colour a Heidi Swapp Colour Magic Pressed Paper Frame. I have then tucked it in behind some of the papers.

I have backed my photo on Kaisercard 'Island' cardstock.

Some string and a cluster of Bella! Floral Self Adhesive flowers finished off my layout.

All of these gorgeous product are available from Scrapbookit. 
Jo has recently moved the shop and I can't wait to go and check it out. If you can't get there why not jump online and order it from the online store???

Have you heard that there is another Scrapbookit Retreat later this year?
Make sure you book your spot for a great weekend.

I hope that you have picked up one little tip from my post today...

Have a great week and happy Scrapping,
Mel x


  1. Beautiful layout Mel!! I love the title, very true xx And the stamping and gelatos background looks great. Go Bombers!!

  2. I just love your LO Mel, (Well maybe not the football club hehe.....Go the pies) But the LO its self is great. The layering looks super and I love the little cluster of flowers. Absolutely beautiful photo, papers and a super title. You rocked the challenge.....Love the journalling. XX


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