Limbering Up!!

Hi everyone,

On the 24th of March I'll be heading off to Herts with my scrappy mate Trina for the GoGoGetaway event we've been looking forward to for months - I can't believe it's nearly here and I'm just a teeeeeeny bit excited!! :o)

The pre-retreat challenges have been very inspiring, and a great way to get limbered up for the retreat, especially as I haven't been flexing my scrapping muscles so much lately. This was the challenge for February ...


I used seven out of the nine listed here to create my page. Can you spot them???? 

This layout started off as a scraplift of a page by "Harbourgal" which I spotted on the Studio Calico blog - but of course I went totally off-piste as you do! This is a photo of my good friend Maggie and me, on a day out in Cornwall in 2011. Of course I had to make a coordinating pocket page to include the boys ...

That bottom right pocket is actually empty, but I took the photo against white paper. I'm thinking of filling it with more sequins, or ticket stubs and other mementos from our trip. 

To make these pages, I mostly used stuff from my latest Quirky Kit.The main background paper with that lovely brushed paint effect is Pink Paislee Paige Evans 08. I also used #16 from the same series, plus a couple of sheets from the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams series. The tag is from a Dear Lizzy cut-apart sheet and I made good use of a sticker sheet by Echo Park. The glitter alphas are Thickers but I can't remember where the gold letter tiles  came from. There are some diecut words from a previous Quirky Kit, rubber shapes from Amy Tangerine, plus washi, twine and various doodads from my stash. I used a black liner to add scribbly lines and doodles for a bit of definition.

I definitely feel out of practice with scrapping - I've been consumed by mixed media lately and there's just not enough time to do everything I'd like to do - but these challenges are definitely warming up my mojo. Here's the next one I need to chew on over the weekend ...

Is that totally gorgeous or WOT!!? ! :o)

Thanks for stopping by today, see you again soon.

Annie xxx


Lizzy Hill said…
LOVELY to see you scrapping! That sort of paintery paper was a good starting point since you hadn't done any for a whiles, I reckon....looks brill! I have those gold tiles too. Like, 3 packets cos I loved 'em so much. Can't remember who they're by tho. I'd guess at Studio Calico, but prob wrong! And the next mood board, OH! SOOOOOO yummy !! Can't wait to see what you make. I'm guessing this is a scrap camp..... have FUN!!!!!!!
Helen Wallace said…
How exciting to be heading of for a Getaway with a friend. I love the idea of the limbering up exercise to get you into the groove. You create a fun and vibrant page with the prompts and a fun double by co-ordinating a pocket page with it. Great to see you scrapping again. Have fun on your retreat. Laughing is mandatory you know!!
That sounds exciting! Love what you did with the "pre-retreat challenge" and it's good that you devote some time to your "old flame" scrapbooking as well. I tend to just drop things and move onto something else LOL!