Monday, July 21, 2008

Scrapchat class

Scrapchat held a great class tonight and I tried out some quite different techniques (different for me!) The designer showed us some wonderful pages she had completed and gave step-by-step instructions for how to complete our own pages, using different supplies, colours, events etc that we had chosen ourselves in the previous week. I was really pleased with how mine turned out! Of course, they were pages of two of my favourite fellas and my darling grandbaby, and I am sure that made a difference!

One thing I had not tried before was the use of paint, and I had never used paper flowers in my layouts, or buttons, chipboard or ribbons. (Well, I had used ribbons before but not very often).

Anyway, here they are for you to see. What do you think?

I will probably not make too many 'lumpy bumpy' pages in the future as I want to preserve and protect my photos in albums, and I don't think the 'extras' I used tonight will be archival quality, but it will be nice to display these for awhile. I can always reprint and rescrap the photos safely!

And I will :-)


Chriss Rollins said...

WOW these pages are gorgeous I love them 2 proud men there.
To use lots of bits that may not be photo friendly you can always use a copy photo.
have a great day
chriss x

Lee said...

Susan.......these are absolutely phenomenal!!! Of course the photos themselves ARE fantastic!! But I admit.....I just adore lumpy pages with BLING and pretty embellies!!!! LOL

Paula J Atkinson said...

They are both fabulous pages, gorgeous photos. I love the dimension. You could always attach these to the front of two canvases or even frame them but take the glass out.
I love bumpy pages, they don't fit in albums very well but they give the eyes so much to look at.

Pearl said...

Great pages these are Susan ! Good to try new techniques isnt it ? lol

I still like a novice in cardmaking & scrapbooking when compared to many other work ! hey ho !

I see what you mean about lumpy things not being archival quality - like chipboard for instance !

No harm at all if you're not terribly fond of lumpy bumpy ! lol

Suzanne said...

For not having used many of these elements before you can now consider yourself a pro I think. These layouts are phenomenal!!!!!!

ScrapManda said...

Awesome LO's Susan...the D-Ring loose leaf albums are great for storing 'lumpy bumpy' LO's ;)