Every so often I have the privilege of attending a workshop where the guests are predominantly scrapbookers rather than card-makers. Thank you ladies for inviting me along to share with you the gorgeous Stampin' Up! products and tools and how you can incorporate them into your layouts.
This weekend, I had one such workshop, and I also had some little snippets of information about the hostess which assisted me in choosing the colours for the layout I was going to demonstrate to them.
I had already chosen a photo some time ago that I wanted to use on a layout, and I have been loving creating a 6"x 6", then upsizing it to 8"x 8", then upsizing it again to 12"x 12". See what you think :
6" x 6" layout - notice the photo becomes a pocket and the grid paper for journalling is tucked in neatly behind it.
There is a fine flower stamp in Real Red ink along the bottom of the layout, just to break up the background colour a little. This is a very simple layout, and I was looking forward to converting it to an 8"x 8" layout, to add a couple more steps.
The second layer was Whisper White, with a border of Real Red ink using the Very Vintage Stampin' Round Wheel, which I also used to create the extra butterfly in the top right, and I added a vellum card embossed butterfly to the bottom left. Again, a very simple upsize.
The layout doesn't have a title at this stage, so for the 12"x 12" upsize I wanted to step it up, to let everyone know what the special occasion was that we were clinking our glasses for. Out came the Big Shot Die Cutter and the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzlits Dies to cut some letters.
As the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival features Roses for each special day of the season, I also chose the stunning rose image from Elements of Style stamp set in white ink to help soften the black background.
I haven't completed the journalling yet, but you can be sure that it is going to tell a little bit about how Tania, Shirley, Mary and I managed to obtain 4 tickets to the amazing corporate box in the Winning Post Enclosure on a gorgeous Spring day, and it's also going to mention the fabulous enamel butterfly that I had suspended on invisible thread in the centre of the large key-hole in the back of my dress.
Now, what was it about my workshop hostess that made me choose these colours? If you can guess, leave a comment below, and I will draw a name out to receive a couple of metres of ribbon in these colours to add to your own layouts.