Friday, 30 March 2012

Not A Card!

One of my 2012 resolutions is to start scrapbooking and I have finally got myself organised to give it a go!  Now 12x12 seemed just a little intimidating to my card-sized brain so I decided to follow a sketch and a colour scheme to break me in gently.

The sketch has come from a blog I came across yesterday called The Paper Girls, a relatively new scrapbooking challenge blog.  And as for the colour scheme, well, I really liked the colour combination at Colour Q this week (a challenge I've been watching for a few weeks but have yet to take part in), but it's only on writing this post that I have realised I pulled out a sheet of Pacific Point paper from the Brights stack rather than Tempting Turquoise.  Duh!  Oh well, I think it works well anyway!

Here's my layout:

The main background is Pacific Point from the Brights Patterns Designer Series Paper, with Melon Mambo forming the main panel behind the photo. I thought it helped focus on the flowers in the photo.  The strip along the bottom is in Daffodil Delight with a length of Whisper White satin ribbon on top.  The title was computer generated and cut out with my handy paper snips.  Finally, I stamped my Triple Treat Flower stamp several times, coloured with markers and layered up with dimensionals to embellish.

Here are some close-up shots:

Stamp: Triple Treat Flower
Ink: Basic Black; Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Certainly Celery markers
Card:  Whisper White
Paper: Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo from the Brights Patterns Designer Series Paper
Other: 5/8" Whisper White satin ribbon

Thanks for all your kind wishes yesterday - they are very much appreciated.  Hope you like my first scrapbooking attempt!

Thanks for visiting,


  1. Hi Victoria! What a beautiful layout you created! I love how you interpreted the sketch! Hope to see you playing along with us again at The Paper Girls Challenge!

  2. My daughter would love this layout. She is the scrapbooker in the family, while I concentrate on cards. I hope you are feeling 100% better! Rest & take care of yourself!

  3. I think it's wonderful Victoria! I love your layered Triple Treat flower and it makes a lovely embellishment too. Vicky x

  4. A super layout Victoria, and my, you're a neat writer! xx

  5. This is so bright and cheery I love it Victoria , Hugs Elaine

  6. This is lovely Victoria - I've just taken up scrapbooking so I'm off to check out your link - Jacqueline xx

  7. I have never ventured into scrapbooking - yet, but I am always envious of those who do. This page is beautiful, anyone would think you'd been at it for years!! You should do a mini book of your kitty. I love the header of your blog , your cat is the spitting image of my cat Salem!
    Kelly xx

  8. This is a beautiful page! I love your layered Triple treat flowers too. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Paper Girls Challenge!

  9. It certainly does work Victoria, those colours go brilliantly together, this is a fab scrapbook page.

  10. Hi Victoria,

    Thanks for visiting me!

    I don't do any scrapbooking but certainly love seeing beautiful pages. I love the colors that you've used and the flower is gorgeous!

    Happy Monday.

  11. Victoria

    This is just stunning - and well done you for being a whole lot braver than me tackling a scrapbook page - I am well impressed!

    Thank you for leaving some lovely comments on my blog - I really do appreciate it.

    Toodle pip

    Hazel xx


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