hi everyone, i hope you’re all ok!
as you know i subscribe to the like for ever monthly scrapbook kit and as part of this subscription you become part of the fantastic facebook group!
for more details about like for ever just click the link on the right!
every couple of weeks a challenge is set either by Nicola (the owner of like for ever) or by one of the very talented and gorgeous group members. these don’t have to be done within a set timetable but when you have time, they are not compulsory and you can just ignore them or drool over other people’s layouts HA! often i don’t get chance to do them but this time the challenge spoke to me.
i’ll explain why…… i scrapbook my best friends children as my partner and i don’t have our own. we ADORE lily and freya and they often come to stay with us and we go and see them. we couldn’t imagine a time when they are not part of our world and in fact i regularly ask my friend louise to ‘stop feeding them’ as we don’t want them to grow up!!!! HA! so for that reason you will rarely see me write journaling on as louise will add that after the layout is done – it’s our own little project called ‘the frillies project’ and we aim to keep it a surprise as long as we can and to give them their books when they are 18.
now back to the challenge. it was to include some personal journaling on a layout. i chose to make louise her own layout documenting US!
i used my silhouette cameo machine to cut a kind of target shape that i liked because of the circles, mounting this on some gorgeous gold star vellum. all these are from my stash and older so no longer available i’m afraid. when i cut the shape there were bits left over, so on 4 sections that created a full circle i used some heidi shine gold lame mist and liberally sprayed them.
<<<TIP>>> when using the heidi shine as a spray take it away from your layout and place anything you are spraying within a cardboard box – it gets EVERYWHERE, but oh so pretty.
making them gloriously shiny – LOVE. these were placed back within the design.
around the edge of the circle i used a section of one of my favourite extracts on friendship by khalil gibran it always makes me think of louise. i used a gorgeous kraft coloured bag with gold polka dots to layer the photo on and then clustered some stunning pale pink and apricot flowers around it. i couldn’t resist popping some neutral enamel dots on top of the flowers.
the last thing i did was add the journaling, and it was done – a vision in gold!
it’s quite different for me but i was pleased with how it turned out, what do you think???? too much gold?????
’til next time