Today I had a productive time at Scrapbook Corner at the Upper Hutt Library. I have taken a break from the Chalk It Up school layouts and thought I might give Confetti Wishes a go for James’ birthday photos. Confetti Wishes has such vibrant colours and the papers are just perfect for birthday layouts. I have got my inspiration for both layouts from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 book. I have used these books so much that I have had them bound so they could last longer.
James was very lucky and had 3 birthday parties for his 5th birthday. Today I will feature two of the birthdays – one for kindy and the other his birthday party and home.
Here is the first layout using the pattern No 6, page 16 from the Make it From Your Heart book and I have changed the orientation from the what is displayed in the pattern to fit the photos. This is James’ party at home and I have used the Artbooking cartridge to cut the titles and the parcels and the ‘wish’ is actually the offcut from the Make a Wish title from the next layout. I am still to do the journalling and I have finished off with Confetti Wishes Complements and Assortments. I have used my Twin Touch markers to colour the clear sparkles to match the colours in the range. I no longer need to worry about getting many different colours of sparkles to match my projects with the Twin Touch markers.
Here is a close up of the parcels.
I cut two parcel shapes out of the striped Confetti paper – one was reversed to get the different papers. I also used Pacifica and Canary scraps to piece the parcels and also embossed them with different embossing folders from CTMH – dots and chevrons.
Here is the second layout and this time I have used pattern No 14 on page 32. I am not sure if I am happy with the blue patterned paper as it makes it a little busy but other than that the photos really worked well with this layout. I put a cake on this paper and to make it stand out I used my grey Twin touch marker to outline the cake and make it stand out more. The Confetti Wishes Complements and Assortments made it easy to complete the layouts and I still am looking at putting in some journalling – perhaps with some flip flaps which are so versatile.
I have done a single page layout but I am still to finish it so it was a very productive day. I am starting to get through James’ photos and eventually they will be done.
Twin Touch markers – Golden Yellow, Sap Green, Lavender (I work with colours and not numbers)
Embossing folders – dots, chevron
I hope that you have a good week.