Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Family

I couldn't decide which layout to post today so I guess I'll go with the oldest.

This one is the first page from another Two Scrapbook Friends DT Kit, this time using the 'Happy Go Lucky' collection from Fancy Pants Designs.

The photograph I used is from a family dinner last Summer, during my parents annual visit. It reminds me of some Mafioso kinda get together (lol) so I actually wanted to call it 'Da Family' with a thick Italian American accent, but English grammar won out in the end!

The Family.

And now for a little 'behind the scenes' glimpse into the mechanics of this page.......more affectionately known as the 'bloopers'!

When I get a new DT kit my brain usually starts to work on the drive home from the store.  I get an idea of a particular photograph I'd like to use together with the basic layout.

I knew I'd snapped this photo last summer but hadn't had it developed yet, so I got to work on the layout that night thinking I'll just print it off when it's convenient.

There's a lesson to be learnt here.......don't ever create a whole layout based on a vertical 4"x6" photograph, only to find out later that the said photo is a horizontal 4"x6"!!

I might also suggest using re-positional tape runners (not the stuff you can't shift with a crowbar like I did!) so that when you discover your....ahem.....oversight.......you can still adjust things.

I'd even glued down the matting for the photo!

No worries, we're a resilient bunch us crafters, or rather, far too stubborn to do the whole thing over, so the one vertical 4"x6" became two horizontal 4"x3".......problem solved!

I clustered a cute little bundle of embellies on one side of the page......

(love those 'vintage' doilies, cut with my Silhouette) and balanced it with another on the opposite side.

I had to throw in that little caravan - reminiscent of my childhood memories vacationing in Wales.

I created a hanging pennant for part of the title using a metal arrow....you can buy them loose along with various other nick-knacks at the store.

Just about all I think.

I'll be back tomorrow for Little Red Wagon day so see you then,



Such a sweet layout and lovely colours Jayne. I adore all the little details but especially the arrow and banner - cute! I am always taking apart bits of my layouts when I change my mind so I tend to use very little 'sticky stuff' to start with and adding more when I have finished! I love your solution to your photo hiccup though, a real light bulb moment! xx


SIMPLY LOVE THE LAYOUT!! Your layering is amazing! I love all the details you added in... :)


This is such a great collection and I love your page Jayne!! Great use of embellies!!


Your design is gorgeous! I love all the little details you added!
Joanne xo


I love this layout and colour scheme! Hope you're staying 'snug as a bug' today ;)


I really like this page of bloopers...great job!

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