Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year

I hope everyone is recovering nicely from the festivities.  It was lovely to get 4 days off in a row. 

Do you have a list of scrapbooking blogs you like to check out?  I have a couple dozen saved in my 'Feeds'.  One of them is Britt from Norway.  I love seeing what she's created each week.  She cuts her kids out of many of her photos; she says to get rid of the clutter in the background.  And then she builds fantasy worlds around her kids. They are wonderful.   She says she finds a lot of her images on the internet.
You really should check her out. 

I've never attempted a layout using her style until this past weekend.  I had some photos of Breanna goofing around on some concrete structures left over from the world war, at McCauley Point Dog Park in Victoria. The backgrounds in the photos weren't that interesting so I cut her out and made a fantasy land for her to play in.

I started off making the background with blue Glimmer Mist, green Shimmer Mist and a yellow Mist I mixed up myself with a reinker.  The trees are Glimmer Screens (the same ones I've used on my last half dozen layouts).  The clouds are handcut.  Around the splotch of yellow Mist I glued down some Mulberry paper to create suns rays.

I had fun building the swing out of a piece of corrugated cardstock and some twine, and then hung it from one of my popped up clouds.  Sassy Frassy Lassy was printed on a clear page and cut out.  'Uniquely You' is by Fancy Pants.  The butterflys and flowers are punched out of a scrap of Cosmo Cricket.

I felt like I was back in Grade School Art class with no rules except to have fun.

What scrapbooking blogs do you like to check out?

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