I have finished my scrapbook page that I've been working on since Tuesday. I had the photos stuck down then yesterday at Leah's, I ripped them all up and started again. I wanted to combine CM papers with my SU textured cardstock, so I worked out what colours co-ordinated with the papers and have gone from there. Then there was the texture and embellishments to think about, I didn't want a 'flat' page. The sketch I used is one that Mandy gave as a challenge to a Yahoo group I belong to. It wasn't an easy process by any means but I'm absolutely so happy with my finished page.
I used Circle Circus which I have loved from when I first saw it in the new SU catty and was stoked when I found out it was one of our gift sets at Convention. There are sooooo many uses for this set, in particular, some of the circles lend themselves so well to Oriental cards.
It's All Good from last year was another set that I used as well as Lovely as a Tree. Then there is all the 'metal' eg silver brads, filigree brads, buckle and a clip. Actually the buckle was added as a brain storm whilst talking to my friend Robyn who is a scapbooker from way back. Thanks Rob. That strip of ribbon was looking very bland and was worrying me çause I didn't know what to do with it. lol
After using the CM curvey cutter I have now ordered it. The flowers are Hero Arts and my trusty Martha Stewart branch punch and SU eyelet border punches were used too.
I've left the writing, had to take the photo first.
I had an email from Ngaire Anderson regarding a comment I had made on her blog, telling me that scrapbooking, in her opinion, is not about how good the pages look to everyone else but if those pages hold a memory and you enjoyed doing them, then that is what counts.
So after doing my page, I now agree wholeheartedly.
Thanks Ngaire for your words of wisdom.
Another thing I need practice with is my photography skills. Oh well, perhaps that will come with time.
Thanks for looking and just maybe you may like my page as much as I do myself. lol