Sunday, 9 January 2011

First Scrapbook Layout of 2011

Some of you spotted this layout on my WOYWW post this week. I had started with a sketch from Scrap-A-Little and produced my first scrapbook layout of 2011. My first page for months actually.
Having no new photos to play with has really affected my creativity and I need to get out with my camera and take some more. Unfortunately, I do tend to be a 'fair-weather photographer'!

The layout features photos of DD2 at a Halloween party. The photos are taken from Facebook and had already been put through an ageing process before being uploaded there, so they are not the best to use for scrapbooking. But as I've already said, I'm lacking new images to play with so these were better than nothing!

Using Tim Holtz paper, I drew a large cobweb starting from the top right-hand corner. Some black velvet ribbon, buttons and jewelled brads completed the page. Before I actually saw the photos, my daughter informed me she had dressed as a Victorian Vampire (whatever one of those looks like!), hence the words in the poem I made up instead of having hand-written journalling.
I must admit I'm much quicker making pages with a starting point like a sketch. If I'm trying to make my own design from scratch I can take hours to finish one layout! 
But I'm sure I'm not the only one with that particular problem.


  1. I know what you mean about the photos - I never take nearly enough of anything (I think I'm still stuck in the you-only-have-24-on-the-film mentality) and it definitely has an effect on my creativity.

  2. I'm the opposite...I don't like to be confined to one layout or a set pattern!
    My creativity needs room to explore, to soar high above the fluffy white clouds! Just let yourself be free too! I think you did great...and when you practise 'just going with it', you'll find that you might surprise yourself with the greater satisfaction that comes with making something that was entirely all your own!

    Thanks for coming by to see left me such a sweet sweet comment! Come again, anytime!

    ciao bella
    Creative Carmelina

  3. Love the layout....the little gems are a great finishing touch.
    We actually spent Halloween in Brighton last year....and that was quite an experience!

  4. Ha - I was regaling the children I teach about the days of 35mm film just last week - a finite amount of pictures, waiting a week and paying lots of money to have them developed, and no idea whether any of the pictures would come out or be useable. I don't miss those days at all!

  5. Love the web ..and yes I know what a victorian vampire is lol ...great LO ... the gems are a great touch.

    Hope you, and the family, are all well and looking forward to a great 2011.



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