This week I have been carded out as well as still waiting for my order to arrive so I thought I would look at some UFOs – Un Finished Objects. A couple of months ago I bought the gorgeous A Taste of Summer paper pack that was part of the National Scrapbooking month as well as the coordinating stamp set. I found some photos from when my children were young and the colours matched the papers very well and started to do the layouts and then got side tracked. So today I got them out and finished them. I did 4 layouts today but ran out of sunlight to take photos of them all, but I was very pleased to be able to put them in my album. I have used the Reflections How To Book for my inspiration.
The camera has been cut using the new Artistry cartridge in Slate and Hollyhock cardstock. I have also used the new Artistry cartridge to cut the Smile and Enjoy sentiments. These cuts are quite different in that the cuts are designed to go inside the frames so I have cut out the inners with White Daisy cardstock and stamped the frame image on the pink patterned paper and then fussy cut them out. My daughter was wearing a dress that I had made using strawberry covered fabric which tied in really well with the papers.
This week I will be featuring a layout that I have done with the gorgeous bright and vibrant papers A Taste of Summer that are part of the National Scrapbooking Month from CTMH. We are just going into autumn in New Zealand and these papers are a lovely reminder that spring and summer are just a few months away.
At the last minute CTMH added a stamp set to match which has added to the fun.
Here is a layout that I have done for my workshop that will be at Gift Hutt on Sunday 31 May.
We will also be doing three cards and I have had a request to teach how to do the Bokeh technique which is very popular with the CTMH consultants at the moment. This technique replicates the background created in photography when focusing on an object. It is easy to do and the hardest part is working out which colours to use. There are lots of tutorials on YouTube on how to do this technique.