Saturday, 17 September 2011

Kirsty's Anniversary Blog Hop

If you've arrived here from Kirsty's blog, welcome, if you follow me anyway then you have stumbled upon Kirsty's anniversary blog hop!

First of all let me tell you about Kirsty..... I met her at the Gogo Getaway last year and having not seen her work before I was blown away by what I saw.  She has a style all of her own which is so distinctive and original, you just can't help but be impressed!  When I got back I started following her blog and now I'm addicted, she has such a way with words that I often find myself laughing out loud! So, when I read that she was giving away these gorgeous little handmade embellishments and making a blog hop of the resulting projects, I just had to be a part of it!

Here is what I came up with.........
This proved to be a really interesting project for me.  At the moment my mojo has been a little on the sparse side, so my creative journey was a little different to the route it normally takes but having an embellishment to kick start it really helped.  First I gathered up a pile of scraps that coordinated with it.  Happily, they kind of fell into a pattern, perfect for the basis of a layout, I then chose a background sheet and finally, leafed through a pile of photos I had to hand and found this one of my friend and I at our work night out, that just happened to coordinate with everything else! I then added some washi tape, some stitching and a punched detail at the top and finally, an unimaginative one, but a title none the less.
Inspired by Kirsty's work, I also added some journalling directly onto the layout, something I've often been too nervous to do, but it just always looks so fab so I'm making a conscious effort to do more.

You may have already spotted the second embellishment as I used it on my August Document 2011. I simply added it to a photo and popped it into a pocket, it was the perfect finishing touch for this kind of project.
 Anyway, that's enough of me, there are lots of other really inspiring scrappers taking part, so starting with Louise, make your way around the rest of the blog hop.


Have a great weekend xx

17 comments:

Becky Brombley - Craft Jar said...

Great layout, the papers co-ordinate so well. Becky x

Kirsti said...

Another fabulous LO...putting me to shame...Think I have only done about 4 or 5 in the last year and a half:0(...

Enjoy the rest of your day....

Kirsti xxx

Amanda said...

The co-ordinated gingham paper looks great with the embellishment and I love the overall stationery feel of your layout - just lovely.

jennifer said...

Beautiful layout, the colours you've used are so soft and pretty. And I often think the simplest titles are the best! X

Sian said...

What a lovely use for the embellishment! I like the way you have balanced it up with the other embellishment cluster. Top stuff!

Margie said...

Cute page!

Alison said...

Love how you used your embellie and that you hand wrote your journalling!
alison xx

Nathalie said...

Your page is lovely and I really like the way everything coordinates to give it a soft gentle feeling.

Ali said...

Lovely LO, beautiful soft colours.

JulieJ said...

Love all the soft colours in your page. It looks like the embellie was made for it.

alexa said...

Lovely, lovely stuff - I really like the way the lines of your paper echo the pretty birdcage motif and the checked embellishment is a great addition. Looks like a fun get-together!

Louise said...

great layout, like how you mounted your embellie too!

Hannah said...

Great LO Beki, love the combination of papers and colours, and the embellishment looks brilliant :)

Miss Smith said...

This is a lovely page, I love the colours - they coordinate so well in the layers.

Great idea to stick it in a divided page protector too :D Thanks so much for taking part, can't believe you've managed two projects!

Kate Bucci said...

Gorgeous layout, love all the layering and your colour palette is beautiful.

Wrightboysmum said...

Lovely LO. It's great seeing all the inspiration the embellishments have generated.

Jackie xxx said...

Love the layout and love how you have layered the embellishments.