Wednesday, March 16, 2011

ATC's and inchies

I have been playing with my layouts in different sizes lately, so it makes sense that I should attempt ATC's and inchies. Now, I won't say my attempts have been successful - particularly my effort at ATC's, but I really enjoyed creating a little series of 6 inchies for an international swap. If you want to give some swaps ago go to

They offer swaps of all kinds, really well organised and lots of fun.
Go on, give it a go!

Will post my successess and less than successful efforts here soon

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Vintage revisted...

Hmmm, I really thought I had a good go at vintage with my layout about my grandparents and all you need is love, but apparently some naysayers reckon I got it wrong.
Following are a couple of layouts I have just completed, I think they may be a little more true to the vintage style, but then what do I know? Tell me what you think.


I took the lead from other vintage layouts I have been inspired by and used lots of glimmer-mist and ink, I embossed the paper covered chipboard squares to add some more texture. I thought the Kaisercraft key was a nice vintage find, and since dad is 21 in the photo, appropriate too. Loved the little scrapware butterflies fluttering off into the mist.


My dad's parents on their wedding day, 1945.
Not as happy with this layout, but got the chance to use my pricey prima vine and doileys. Experiementing with different sized layouts at the moment, a change is as good as a holiday.