Sunday, 27 July 2014

Look At You

Hi everyone,

I love the new Start to Finish Challenge over at the SJ Crafts blog - the idea is to Start with Sarah's basic layout, then Finish by adding photos and embellishments in whichever way takes your fancy.

This was Sarah's layout at the Start (click here to see how it ended up) ...


I decided to use mainly papers from the Crate Paper Boys Rule collection. Here's how I Started, following Sarah's layout fairly closely, but without actually measuring anything ...


This was a really liberating way to get started quickly, sticking the papers down without thinking about it too much. Three happy hours followed, adding layers and embellishments until I decided my page was Finished ...


I love this striking photo of my son, taken by his Dad during one of their camping trips. Richard was a curious, thoughtful little boy - he often had an unusual way of looking at things and making sense of the world and I think this picture shows that aspect of his character.

Here are some close-ups ...


Underneath the photo you can see a little zipper - this was punched from silver card with my new EK Success border punch, then I finished it off by adding a scrap of paper that has a stitched detail. The chipboard frames are from The Pier - love these things!


Light blue acrylic paint was used to colour various chipboard and wood veneer pieces to suit the page. I love the contrasting textures of wood, cork, chipboard and bark. 


Lots of splattering with ink as well - maybe a little too much, but I was having fun!

This is a brilliant idea for a  challenge, great way to get started on a page - I just need to learn when to stop now :o) 

Thanks for dropping in today, see you again soon.

Annie x

3 comments:

Val Thorpe said...

What a fun and different challenge. Now that I am not on any DT's I will have time to play more and will definitely check this one out. I love the finished layout and your spin on it. Such a sweet photo and I love love the stars. I have that range of papers too... love this layout Annie.

Michelle G said...

Such a cute and busy layout.

Sarah said...

Great layout! Really love all the details and the stars and arrows and ink splats all finish it off so well. Thanks so much for joining in with my new challenge and glad you enjoyed it!! Sarah xx