Wednesday, 19 March 2014


Well this one was tricky!  This layout started out like this...

using stash from my March counterfeit kit but I detested it!  It was so anaemic, boring and I just couldn't make it work.  I know why...  I hate the background cardstock.  Even knocked back with a wash of gesso the pattern still made me eyes hurt! What ever I put on top of it seemed to become invisible because all I could see was zigzags.  So I rescued the alphas, the photo and the clip and tore the rest of the paper off.  Then I took a day off and started again...

Quite a lot of the zigzag card was salvageable.  It was distressed and ripped.  I began to like it a little bit.  A gave it another wash of gesso and cut it to the same size as the photo and an idea was born.

The paperclip embellishment was made from a button with the shank cut off.  Lots of seam binding.
I went in to my stash for a sheet of glittered cardstock that set things off perfectly.

I know that this is a rubbish photo but I wanted to show just how sparkly it ended up.  And because I used foam squares to attach things there was a gorgeous shadow too.

In the end I followed this sketch from Stuck but flipped it upside down

and will link up to their challenge.

Thanks for stopping by


  1. I just love that gorgeous peach colour :-)
    Annie x

  2. You did a great job on the layout, really cool to see your process with this one, sometimes just a little bit is enough and that is what worked here. Great take on that sketch, I liked that one myself when it came out and will be using it too

    1. Thank you. I think this is a sketch I will use over and over - love it when I find one so inspiring :)

  3. Such a pretty page, I love how you showed your process of re inventing a page that you didn't like. Super inspiring. Thanks so much for joining us a Stuck?!

  4. Great take on the sketch! Thanks for sharing your process.... it turned out fabulous! Thanks for playing along with Stuck?!
    Love the seam binding idea!

  5. Ahh so cute! Thanks for joining us at Stuck Sketches!

  6. I see your problem ... chevrons play tricks with my eyes too. I LOVE the final page though - just enough white space for a rest and to allow me to focus on the cute photo.

  7. Great job recreating your layout. It looks great! Thanks for joining us at Stuck?!

  8. I like your simplicity look...thanks for playing along at STUCK

  9. Love the layout you re-created!!!

  10. Love the simplicity and color! Good job recreating it! Thank you for joining us at Stuck?!

  11. stunning page, I might do one like that as it's my style. Bless you from Angela


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