Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Campo Golf

 This both the first and last page of our Gran Canaria Scrapbook. It's the opening page so now it's complete - unless I add a few more page protectors of course! ;-) We had an extra few days at the start of the holiday because we couldn't get flights to tie in with the check in days for our first week and this is the story of those few days.
I created the page mainly from the Oh so girlie kit by Pam Lefors with a few additional things from 5 other kits and one of my own papers. (The green one which is part of the freebie paper kit that you can get from the tab above). The other kits were: Renew by Digital Scrapbook studio, another of Pam's, Bounty Blue, Remember this night by Template Dreams and Dreams by Stuff to scrap.

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Friday, 5 July 2013

Coming Back To Earth!


This is the last page for our Gran Canaria album in as much as it will occupy the slot for the end of the story. I still have the opening page to do and then it will be finished - unless I can't resist adding some more page protectors at a later date of course! Lol! We had the most amazing time, but sadly it had to end sometime. I used two new kits I got this week for this page - Bounty of Blue from Pam Lefors and Remember this night by Template Dreams. Even though these kits are by two very different designers they work together so beautifully that you could be forgiven for thinking they had got together to create them. I also used a template from Template Dreams. The glass effect behind the photo and embossed panel were created in Craft Artist 2. I really enjoyed working with these kits.

Challenges:

  • Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge - Use your favourite colour. (I have to confess that my favourite colour tends to be 'of the moment' in as much as it is often affected by my mood. Making this scrapbook has been bringing back all sorts of memories - the holiday was 8 years ago - very vividly, and I can remember that coming back wasn't easy for a number of personal reasons and we were trying to hang onto the feeling of serenity that the holiday gave us. I think that's the reason I went for these calming blues to scrap the page.)
  • Lady Anne's Challenges - Monochrome
  • Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
  • TTCRD - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

By Day and Night...






 I have another two pages for the album of our first Gran Canarian holiday to share today. The album is almost finished now and I can't wait to show it to hubby. I've shown him the first few pages I did but he hasn't seen the rest and I'm hoping it will be like looking through a book for him. I've taken quite a leap from my comfort zone here and I loved it once I got my 'foothold' on what I wanted to do. Where it's so different from what I'd normally do is the colours - I wouldn't normally put this combo together but it's the challenge this week at Digitally Sweet so I decided to go for it and I must say, that I do really like how it turned out. Instead of making two matching pages I decided to make two complimentary ones instead and the bottom photo shows how it will look in the album. I used the same colours, just changing which ones were dominant and more or less the same embellishments with a few variations. Maspalomas is stunning by day and night and well worth a visit if you get the chance. I used papers and elements from a lot of different kits and I'm afraid I can't remember them all (it was that kind of session!) but if there's anything you want me to identify for you, just ask in the comments and I'll do my best :) I also did a little recolouring in Craft Artist.

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Thank you for dropping by and I hope you get some crafty time today.