Tuesday, 14 August 2012

My Babies First Scrapbook page.

Good Evening Everybody,

Tonight I did want to show a scrapbook page I finished yesterday of my brother and niece but I realised I needed Joans gold pen to complete it and I won't see her until Thursday. Determined to keep on top of my blog and morning off I decided to do nothing but craft. I decided to start my scan photographs. This page is of our 7 week scan, it shows a tiny little bean but to Tom and myself that little bean with a tiny heartbeat means everything in the world.

This page really challenged me as I am full of distress and grunge and I wanted to make the page quite elegant. I also struggled with the paper to use as I wanted something neutral. I finally found some  Best Creations 12x12 card at the Doncaster Show. It has a very pale blue to it but it looks neutral to me.

I started with a 12x12 white sheet and wanted to spruce it up without distressing with ink. (Sorry Tom, no SplodgeAway on this page) I used a wide double sided sticky tape and placed it around the whole edge of the white sheet.

I then cut the patterned card to size and stuck it in the middle, with the spare card I mounted the scan photo but only stuck one side so I could put some journalling underneath. I held this down with  a moveable arrow and brad.

For some elegance I punched a Fiskars daisy punch with white pearly card and layered lace on the top, finished nicely in the corner with 2 hat pins and a bow.

Other embellishments include pearly corners, flowers and grungeboard painted white and titling placed in the centre. I am really pleased with the finished result x

Thanks for looking,
Susan xx