Sunday, 27 July 2014


So over at SJ's there is an intriguing challenge.  Sarah has started a layout, given us the dimensions and positions for us to copy, then we all split off and finish it however we like.  Sort of a jump start to a layout - no thinking until half way through.

I've used my Counterfeit Kit for all my supplies.

Here is my start;

It's almost the same measurements as Sarah's, but as I was using my more-than-half-used kit I had to make do with the paper pieces I had left. 

Here (with a little too much flash) is my finished layout;

I've decided that a) I print far too many photos and b) I'm never going to get round to putting all the photos I have on layouts.  My solution = stuff an envelope pocket with 5 photos.  They are all in the first few days of life when everything warranted a photo.  (Mind you,  :)  I still think everything warrants a photo!)  When he is bigger and wants to look through he can easily slip the photos out of the pocket.  I added a few enamel dots, using similar colours to the paper they were stuck over.  They don't stand out too much but I don't think they need to - all the pattern is enough 'busy' for the page.  Self coloured dots just add a little subtle interest.

I really enjoyed half lifting a layout, and think I'll use this technique again, especially when I'm a little stuck for ideas.  Thanks Sarah!

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  1. Laura - this is a fab layout and the pocket of photos is a lovely way to include more pics. I also take far too many photos and believe "everything warrants a photo!!" Thanks so much for playing along with the "Start to finish" challenge! xx

  2. You can never have too many baby photos. This idea came up a treat. It looks fabulous!

  3. The layout turned out fantastic, I fit your category of printing out to many photos but the 1st year of a baby's life I don't think there could ever be to many photos (from a Grandmother's point of View :)

  4. Such a great starting point and you have finished it off so well. I like the dots and all the photos in the envelope, and your mix of patterns works well with the photo's colors.


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