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Monday, 4 February 2013

January Sketchy Scrappers layout - Brrm Brrm!

Here is the sketch that Gemma gave us to scrap, which lasted over the December - January months. 

I didn't really have much time to scrap over this period, but had a belated crafty birthday day with my friend Tara and did most of the layout on this day.  Quite a simple one - and I used lots of photos of Henry on a new car from Grandma Jones which the boys got for Christmas.  I wanted to scrap the series of pictures, because there wasn't a photo which stood out from the others.

The background paper is one from Prima Marketing "My Mommy and Me" which I have pulled out quite a few times for other layouts, but never seemed to fit.  I thought it was perfect here and fitted in especially well with the sketch.  I felt that the edges needed some definition and so that things weren't so wishy washy, drew around all the edges in black pen. 
I used the freebie stamp from the June 2012 edition of "Craft Stamper" to convey some movement and add some dynamism to the layout.  I would have entitled it "brrm...brrm...." but there weren't enough "r's!" The only fiddly bit to this layout was to cut out those stars from the Echo Park "Little Boy Borders" paper.  Amazing how much was missing before I added them and they just added the perfect finishing touch. 
Prima Marketing "My Mommy and Me" 2008 by Nancy Kubo
Echo Park Little Boy "Little Boy Borders" 2010
Echo Park Splash "Big Dots" 2011 (Turqoise Zig Zag)
Echo Park Splash "Blue/Blue"
Basic Grey Oh Baby! "Buttercup"
Stampin' Up Ink - Turquoise
American Crafts Precision Pen
American Crafts Thickers "Sprinkles" black vinyl
Craft Stamper June 2012 free swirl stamp by the Artistic Stamper
I really like the fact that I was able to use up some of my oldest paper, with some of my newest.  It's the way I like to scrap and I have found that fashions go in cycles anyway.  I think after a while, the styles of paper blend together and it really doesn't matter what age it is.  It doesn't matter once your photos are committed to memory in a scrapbook page in an album!  Thanks for stopping by.  :)


  1. Very cute why worry about the r's this looks great

  2. Really like this layout Ali. Perfect sketch for using a photo strip.

  3. Love how you used the sketch, it's such a wonderful layout. Honestly the extra "r"s wouldn't have made a difference

  4. Really lovely - love how you have used the stamp across the page and a lovely sweet series of photos x