Thursday, 12 May 2016

Missed WOYWW - Belated Desk Shot + Sun Sea & Sand Layout

Evening Everyone,

I suppose it's no surprise that I missed WOYWW this week given my recent track record, but I did manage to take a desk shot on Wednesday so I thought I'd share it anyway ... better late than never!
This layout has been lying on my desk for a week or so. I started it but stuttered to a standstill when other more pressing things had to be done.  However, Saturday was International Scrapbooking Day, just the motivation I needed to sit down and attempt to finish it.
And finish it I did. I've used patterned papers from The Coastal Collection (Kaisercraft) for this layout. The photo is of me, taken in my salad days, in Jersey, Channel Islands, with the stunning St Ouen's Bay for a backdrop, way back in 1998. There was less of me back then and my hair was darker too ... how cruel the march of time! To get the wavy effect on the borders at the bottom of the page I traced around a Kiwi Lane template with a pencil and then cut the paper out by hand. The quotes in the two corner embellishment clusters are from the branding strips cut from the papers. All the other embellishments I already had in my stash.

Supplies used:

  • Bluebird cardstock from Bazzill
  • Seagrass and Shells patterned papers from The Coastal Collection from Kaisercraft
  • Abbey Road template from Kiwi Lane Designs
  • BoBunny Weekend Market (yellow letters) & Hobbycraft Felt Alphabet Stickers (blue letters)
  • Trimcraft Ruban Riverbank Revels Washi tape
  • Simple Stories So Fancy enamel dots
  • American Crafts Dear Lizzy Leaf & Feather Ornaments
  • Paper Cellar gold sequins
  • Gems, gold shell shaped sequins, chipboard starfish and shell shapes, and natural twine from stash

It's taken me much longer than anticipated to put this post together because I got a bit distracted by the programme about Gareth Malone's Invictus Choir. So glad I watched it - it was wonderful!

Right, I'm off to bed. It's been a long day and I'm shattered so time to call it a day.

Take care and happy crafting,


Twiglet said...

Lovely LO Elizabeth. Yes I guess all our photos have a similar theme - we were all slightly thinner and the hair slightly less silver. BUT - we are still here, so who cares?! x Jo

Craftychris said...

Wonderful page with those gorgeous seaside colours. Lovely photo too! xxx