Here we are again, new month and new challenge, which was set my Monica this month.
‘The Challenge for February is to scrap a layout dedicated to someone or something that is cherished. It could be a person or even a place, book or family heirloom. Also tell the story about them/it and why this is special to you. A stamped image and hearts must be used.’
February is such a very special month to me and my family, as it is when we lost our Toby in a motor bike accident. Without putting a dark cloud over the challenge, it allowed me to have a bit or ‘therapy’ and for the first time I did express exactly how I was feeling on the day I put this layout together. I only scrap any of Toby’s photos on an occasional basis, especially his teen years. However, I got cracking on this photo of Toby as it is one of my favourites…….so many memories is one solitary photo!
Ok, having said all that let me explain the items used in my layout ...,
which Jo @ SCRAPBOOKIT so kindly sent me for this challenge. Such a beautiful range from Little Yellow Bicycle ‘Hello Fall’ Collection , together with cardstock/chipboard pieces & shapes. The cardstock is from the new Kaiser range and this is called ‘Tangerine’. I used a stamp from Darkroom Door and my alphas are from Sassafraslass, Adorn It and Kaiser.
The little blobs of ink are Tim Holtz ‘rusty hinge’ which I just blotted onto the paper. I did some ‘wet’ paper rolling and finished off with a new technique I learnt, namely cutting calico shapes, painting , modge podge some little pieces of paper and then sewing around the shape. This would have to be my most favourite technique at the moment!!! LOL. Here is a closer look.
Here is my little card that I also created using the same collection from Little Yellow bicycle, with some heart shapes and the pattern paper had little cross stitches, so I decided to sew around the frame for a textured effect.
Well hope that this and the other work by our great Design Team have inspired you for this new challenge and look forward to seeing everyone’s layouts in the SCRAPBOOKIT Gallery.
Until next time………..happy scrapping Love Liz J