Anyway, I decided to go with the colour combination of Cherry Cobbler, Wisteria Wonder and Pink Pirouette. I liked the way these colours went together. The darkness of the cherry cobbler made the other two colours really stand out.
I have seen on many cards and scrapbook pages the layout as though the picture were in the middle of a sunbeam. So I thought I'd give it a go. I got a piece of scrap card that comes with 12x12 papers and just cut it so that I got several pieces that I numbered 1-14, these were my template for the sunbeam effect. I then layered the pieces on the card stock I was using, drew around them and cut them out.
Now, because I wanted a kind of monotone look with the sunbeams I used cherry cobbler core'dinations card which, when embossed using the Chevron embossing folder and sanded down, did the job very well I thought. The next bit was easy, I just stuck the pieces down, now if you are doing this method don't be put off by how untidy it looks in the middle as this is covered up with your picture. Initially my hubby turned his nose up but when he saw the finished product he was impressed.
As you will see this page only had one photo on it and who better to be the center of attention (well not quite but that was deliberate) than my lovely blue eyed boy, Leo. He's getting big now, he will be 2 in a couple of weeks, how time flies. Also on this page are the now retired bottle tops. I'm sorry to see these go as they were so versatile.... oh well never mind,somethings got to make way for all our new stuff hasn't it ladies?
Now on to page 2. I wanted to use more than one photo on this page but still use the same colour scheme as it was a double page for my scrapbook. So, I thought, who's cute, got lovely blue eyes and warms my heart every time I see him, no not hubby, although he comes a close second, but my little man again.
You can see from the picture that I stamped all the pieces of card in their corresponding ink. I used the Mixed Bunch set that has remained in the catalogue to do this. I wanted to keep it fairly simple but show how inquisitive Leo is getting. These sets of pictures were taken a on Fathers day when we were all out in the garden. Leo takes after his mum for following his granddad around, trying to mimic him as that's what Nicola did with her granddad down the allotments.... oh the memories :)
Finally here are the two pages together, I hope you like them?
If you would like to order any of the products I have used, except the bottle tops, please see the list below and just contact me to order.
Til next time
Card stock - Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder and Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations
Inks - Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette and Wisteria Wonder
Stamp sets - Mixed Bunch - Clear set
Other products - Wisteria Wonder ribbon, Cherry cobbler and Wisteria Wonder marker pens, Clear blocks, SU paper cutter
Punches - Scallop boarder punch
Big shot with Chevron embossing folder
No longer available - bottle tops