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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Standing Tall

Here is the layout of Lewis standing on Paul at 9 months old.  I had originally produced the background for something else, but then it didn't work and I converted it into another layout. 
I used loads of my scraps of paper to cut flags around the border and then sewed a double border for added texture.  My friend Sherri gave me a boys quote book out of vellum as one of my birthday presents and I thought this particulare quote was very fitting for Lewis in this picture. 

In response to Gemma's challenge on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog for National Scrapbooking Day, I decided to "alter" an alphabet.  I used the negative space from some Artic Frog white alphabet stickers and coloured them in with my black Promarker.  I then painted in the letters with some green paint. 
The quote was a last minute addition as I was looking through my stash and then I had to make everything work together - not completely successfully, in my opinion, but it is another layout completed for Lewis's album. 
Bazzill Just the Edge Strips
Technique Tuesday chipboard border (covered with patterned paper)
    DCVW Christmas Stack
Patterned Papers - various scraps
    SEI "Granny's Kitchen"
    Arctic Frog Summer White Alpha

It was great to dust off my sewing machine again and use it for a page.  There's something about it which adds great texture.  Thanks for looking!


  1. Fab page framing (and I'm always a sucker for stitching on pages) plus a great way to stretch your alphas - thanks for joining in with my {I}NSD challenge

  2. Lovely Alison, great use of papers x

  3. Lovely layout Ali. Lewis is so tall and gorgeous bless him xxx

  4. this is gorgeous. I love the way you've used your scraps for the frame.

  5. Fantastic use of scraps, love the quote panel and well done on your altered alpha - very striking.

  6. Brilliant way of using up smaller pieces of patterned paper. Lewis is a big boy for 9 months!
    Hope you are enjoying your weekend.
    Sandra x

  7. Love this Ali! The border is just gorgeous :)