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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

My Minds Eye - Now and Then

Good morning everyone and welcome to May!
Who can believe that it is May already?? Where is this year going??

This month is a sad month for us all here at Scrapbookit. At the end of the month Jo is packing up the shop. Whilst this is an extremely sad occasion...we, the design team, are not going anywhere...Jo will still have the online store and everything else is being moved home to Jo's place. So whilst the shop front in Porepunkah will be no longer we will still be around. We will still be sharing our projects here on the Scrapbookit Blog, running crop days and retreats! So there is a lot to be happy about!

Now on to my project for this month...

Before I begin I would like to welcome our GDT for this month, Jenn Seymour. We are so excited to have you as part of the team Jenn and we thank you for sharing your work with us all.

This month, Jo sent me the gorgeous 'Now and Then' by My Minds Eye. This range features a variety of gorgeous patterned paper from flowers through to stripes and dots, all in the gorgeous aquas that are lining the paper shelves in every scrapbook store around the world.

Check out some of the papers...all available at Scrapbookit!

This month Jenn (May GDT) has set a bit of a recipe challenge. I loved this challenge!

Here is the challenge..

You must use...
1) Black and White photo
2) a copy of your photo (any sizes)
3) embellishments (at least 
4) patterned papers and
a 5) word titlle.

Here is what I came up with...

(I apologise for the bad photo of my layout...this was the best of a bad bunch)

The black and white photo is a photo of my Dad and I in January. Dad had come down for a visit. We took the opportunity to try and get some nice photos. That was until the 'photo bomber' appeared. I know the challenge was to use a black and white photo and a copy of that photo...but when I printed these photos I could not resist.

I have used the Darkroom Door - French Script Background Stamp with some Versamark Inks and randomly stamped the background paper. I have also stamped the DoubleMates cardstock to remove the plainness.

I have layered the different patterned papers and inked the edges with a black Versamark ink.

My three embellishments are...the two chipboard pieces. I have got  these from out of my stash. They are Basic Grey chipboard elements. I have painted them with some cream paint and waited for them to dry before stamping again with the Darkroom Door stamp.

Another of my embellishments is the gorgeous little frame which I have used from the My Minds Eye range called Chalk Studio 2. I have used this frame to contain my journalling.

I have used some twine, washi tape and I have used my Silhouette Cameo to create the title from Kaisercard - Grey, cardstock. And of course, my five word title is "Two's Company, Three's a Crowd!"

Did you know that if you complete the challenge and are picked as the winning layout you receive a voucher or gift pack from the store?
There is still plenty of time to get your entries in to Jo for this month at

That is all I have to share today.

I look forward to seeing your interpretations.

Mel x


  1. Ha Love the photo bomber!! Great work with this range Mel, thanks for sharing.

  2. WOW! It looks great Mel, love those papers too!

  3. Love the paper range and your LO is awesome. I agree with JO hehe. When I first read the title and looked at the pic I just had to laugh. Priceless photos and LO. I just love it so much. Hugs XX


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