1) Happy Summer 2006. I never get bored with scrapping photos of Fish (particularly before he had his gorgeous curls lopped off). For this layout, I masked off 3 standard size photo blocks & then stamped the background to provide a faux mat effect. The photos were added to the faux mats, corners, titles stems stamped next. For the date block, The background was stamped onto cardstock, numbers added & then the 'seaweed' border. Once the block was stuck in position, the grassy stems were stamped,overlapping the background & the edge of the date block. The seaweed is actually one of the stitch borders supplied in with the number set! The stamped corners were deliberately stamped a bit squiffy to add a less formal, childlike element to the layout. Materials: Stamps - lots of dots & lots of circles blocks, Happy Summer, photo corner, grassy stems, stems, stitched numbers clear stamp set (all by A Muse Artstamps); Inks - Olive Pastel, Lime Pastel, Dark Brown, Prussian Blue (All colorbox fluid chalk by Clearsnap); Cardstock - Double Dipped Ocean by Making Memories.
2) Make & Take: This layout uses lots of colour blocking layers of patterned paper, die cut title, Punctuation both cut from paper and drawn directly on to the layout from a template. The drawn elements are coloured in with Tombow brush pens, which allows the pattern to show through. Materials: Papers from the English Paper Company, Siesta Collection; Lilac textured cardstock (for base); Thinga-Ma-Jigs template (HOTP); Brush pens in black, light green & purple (Tombow); Black Fineliner (Pigma Micron, 0.5 mm); Sizzix Alpha & Green eyelets