24 May 2011

Outdoor fun

The next best thing to enjoying the outdoors is scrapping about it to capture the memories. On the weekend I did a little of both! I was busy (outdoors!) with the family and didn't get to join in all the challenges at the Scrap Boutique cybercrop, but I couldn't resist doing just one! Christine challenged us to scrap a favourite outdoor activity:

I based my layout on the May sketch from Scrap Lounge and used some upholstery fabric samples to add texture to the background. It's kind of hard to see in this photograph, but in real life the gold stars on the organza ribbon look really striking. I wouldn't have considered using that ribbon if it weren't for The Paper Variety challenge this week to use stars.

The matted-with-white title technique is stolen from inspired by Leah L'Orange, who does wonderful matting of alphabets on her creations, and it's a technique I find really works for me too.

I used: Kaisercraft scalloped paper; Cosmo Cricket paper; Collage Press alphabet stickers, Green Tara lace


  1. Beautiful LO, love the kite and postcard, and the titling is a very cool idea! I love all of Leah's great creations, too, and I may be stealing this one soon!

  2. Oh wow, this is just beautiful, turned out so stunning. I love it Karen and totally agree, not so long next time....wow, what stunning dimension and have to say this in Real life is just a super beautiful layout. Melxx

  3. What a fab lo!!! I hope you don't mind if I "steal" ;) your title idea too!! Love how it looks!! Thanks for sharing w/us at the Paper Variety! :)

  4. Love it..love it..love it!
    hugs and xxx

  5. What a gorgeous page. Love all the details.
    Hugs and smiles


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