Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Lovely Jenny - a scraplifted layout page

Hello Everyone,

Another hot day yesterday and thankfully cooler this morning. I had to go into town yesterday and it was so incredibly hot there that it was a relief to return to the car and turn on the air conditioning!

Once again, I spent much of the rest of the day in the craft space, keeping out of the sun ... you can have too much of a good thing :))

And here's the results of my day's labour:

The photograph is of my beautiful granddaughter, Jenny. It was taken in 2004 when she was 12 years old. Jenny isn't too keen on having her photograph taken but this was the result of a very good photo session.

I'd been wanting to scrap this photo forever but I couldn't decide on a layout, that is until I spotted a page created by Lynn on the Scrapology Challenge site ... perfect for scraplifting. In her turn, Lynn has scraplifted a page by Karola Witczak and you can see samples of her work on her Scrapbook.com gallery here. So, I guess, I've scraplifted a scraplift  :)

Fortunately, I had all the materials in my stash ... it just took me an age to select the DPs, but once I'd made my decision the page came together fairly quickly.

The base is a plain grey 12"x12" cardstock - it's been in the stash so long I've forgotten who the maker is. The DP is from Kaisercraft, the striped one with the white flourish is from the Blushed Collection and is called Passion, the pink one is Estelle from the English Rose Collection - I used my Martha Stewart edge punch on this piece. I used the reverse of Passion to create the one of the photo mats.

The punched daisies, butterflies and the other photo mat are made from black KanBan cardstock. The other flowers are from a variety of sources - the two large pink tipped daisies came in a candy win from Mandy at Crafty Fox Cards - Mandy is currently running a Best of British event which looks like fun. Back to the rest of the flowers, the rose and the spray are from Prima, as is the gorgeous frilled trim, and the pink heather is from the Works.  The leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The journal spot, which has been inked with TH DI, Victorian Velvet and Weathered Wood, is from a DP that unfortunately doesn't have the makers name anywhere on it - it's one of those irresistible bargains I've picked up from my local craft store. It has a quotation from Goethe which reads, "Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it."

The title has been put together using a KanBan topper and silver alphas from Papermania and, finally, the black doily from Poppy's Cabin.

And that I think is all ... I don't think I've forgotten anything :)

This has taken me forever to post as the writing had to be interrupted several times, the last to take The Boss to the vet's for her annual booster ... and she hates the car! While she was there she had her ears checked out ... some of you may remember she had to have polyps removed some time ago ... because her left one seemed to be troubling her.  It would seem that, unfortunately, another is forming in her left ear, not large enough to need surgery yet, but still big enough to give her waxy problems. After having them cleaned and ear drops applied, she now has even more reason to hate the vet!?!? I'm scratched all over!!! And so is the vet!!!

It's turning out to be another beautiful day, a little cooler than the last few days but still very pleasant, so I'm off for a stroll around the garden with the camera and a pair of scissors - I think a little posy on my desk would be very nice.

I hope you are all well and enjoying your day too.

Happy crafting,


Bernie said...

What a lovely page Elizabeth! Love the LO and all the pretty embellishments. Such a lovely photo of Jenny as well.

Sandra H said...

Hi Elizabeth, Your grand-daughter is a stunner and the picture fits in beautifully, its all very well put together the layout the colour and the embellis another of your stunning creations:)x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Elizabeth,

What a great photo and a great page!

Weather here this weekend was terrible -- very windy and smoke from wildfires. Today looks good so hopefully this week will be pleasant.


Rita said...

Gorgeous page Elizabeth. What a stunning Grand-Daughter too. Hugs Rita xxx

Hettie said...

Gorgeous page there Elizabeth and beautiful if reluctant subject matter. I am sure she won't mind her photo once she sees what a lovely page you have made!
On BH my buddy and I usually have a 24hr crop but unfortunately she is unable to do it because of her back so I am going to try and do it on my own as Hubby is on nights. At least I wont get sunburn!

Di said...

Wow Elizabeth - fantastic layout. So pretty and a perfect complement to your GD's super photo.

Di xx

Annie said...

Hi Elizabeth. What a lovely keepsake. Your scrapbook page is gorgeous and put together very well. I know what you mean about time !! I was planning a memory book for my son's 21st........he is now 26 and I still have not started!!.. TFS.....Annie x

Jackie said...

A beautiful page Elizabeth, and a beautiful granddaughter :o)
Jackie xx

baileyrosy said...

Beautiful photo and beautifully scrapped, the colours are perfect together and those flowers look amazing. My sympathies about your doglet I hate taking mine to the vets at least Bailey is tiny so I just pick him up and carry him in Rosie the porker on the other hand is another story.!!