I forgot to mention last month, that I shared 'where I scrap' on the My Creative Scrapbook Blog, so if you are curious .... pop on over 'HERE'.
Now, to another layout I created with the March, Limited Edition Kit, from My Creative Scrapbook. More beautiful Websters and Kaisercraft papers, teamed with some amazing Prima goodies. In my own little world of 'heaven'....
You can find all the details of all kits available 'HERE'.
I used the My Creative Sketches, March Sketch to complete my layout. This month there is a terrific prize (as always) and I do hope to see 'you' join in the fun of creating with the blow sketch.
The photograph in this layout is of my Mum (on the far left) with her sister (far right) and a family friend (no idea who, must ask Mum). It's a gorgeous photograph of them, though not in the best condition, I attempted to fix all the flaws and revamp the photograph. I love the hair-styles, and dresses - they are so pretty!
Had to do a close up of the little Webster 'bird in the nest', as it is soooo cute!
How to Create Leaves
Scrap Pieces of Paper
Distress Ink in Green
Brown Sharpie Pen
1. Using pencil, draw leaf shapes in various sizes on scrap paper as shown in photograph 2. It is best to do matching pairs of leaves, so cut the first out using sharp scissors, and use as a template to create a replica of the first leaf, shape and size. Do not stress about leaves not being a perfect shape, as no matter what shape, these leaves always look fantastic once completed on a layout.
2. After all leaf elements have been cut out, ink all edges using a green distress ink. There is no need to worry about rubbing out the pencil marks, as the ink will cover any remaining pencil. Ink one side edge of each leaf slightly more so than the other, this adds a shadow. See photograph 3.
3. Draw 3 random leaf lines as pictured in photograph 3, using a Brown Sharpie Pen.
4. Grab tip end of leaf in fingers, and base of leaf in your thumb, and squeeze the tip into a point only. Your thumb holds the lower area of the leaf flat. This adds dimension and shape to each leaf. See photograph 4.
6. Optional: Stickles glitter glue can add a new sparkling element to leaves, by tracing with the glitter glue around all edges, once in position on your layout. Or, trace the drawn Sharpie Pen lines to add a little character to each leaf.
I'll be back with more for My Creative Scrapbook, soon...