Tuesday, January 03, 2012

A layout to share

Anyone who visits my blog regularly know that I am a huge fan of Papertrey Ink's Make It Mondays. Well, this week, they're having a recap of all the MIMs from the last year-- we can go back and choose to make something using a technique that we missed. In looking back, there weren't very many that I'd missed (only the first 7 and then anything involving glitter or Copics.) So, seeing as I don't own any glitter or Copics (the reason I never did those challenges in the first place), I decided to tackle a few of the first challenges I missed.

I made this layout using two techniques: #5 (Distressing Edges) and #6 (Impression Plate Tricks 1):


I used Bazzill & PTI cardstock (scarlet jewel, rustic cream), Generations by Simple Stories patterned paper, Papertrey Ink stamps (Gratitude Journal), felt, impression plate (woodgrain) & dies (heart border, Mega Mat Stack #4, Heart Prints). The decorative brad is Bo Bunny.

When I ordered prints for my mini-album, I ordered some copies of my favourites to scrapbook. I took this photo last spring in the Pembina Valley.

Here's a close up of the impression plate technique, where you just impress a portion of the diecut:



I just love all the texture in this layout!

Thanks for looking!

15 comments:

Penny said...

What beautiful colors and layout! Wish I could sew like that, I'm so lacking in that area.

BethieJ said...

Leigh this is LOVELY!! A GREAT photo too!! I think I only did 3 or 4 MIMs.. so I have a BIG list to pick from! :)
Happy New Year!

Deb said...

This layout is gorgeous! You did awesome with the technique! That is one that I have yet to try.

Marybeth said...

Very nice layout and very nice subtle distressed edges.

Joyce said...

I love how you are using those techniques in your scrapbooks. I need some time to go through that list. there are a couple I know I missed and really wanted to watch.

rebecca said...

Great scrapbook page! What a wonderful photo and you did it justice.

Kara said...

Love the tones in this photo and layout!!

carol (krillsister) said...

Gorgeous layout. I love all the elements you used.

Michelle Philippi said...

I love the Simple Stories paper too and love that you coordinated it with your pictures for a more rustic feel. Your stitching is a great heartfelt touch too.

glorygirl said...

Those colors are perfect for a home layout!

Mara... said...

What lovely colors!! I like the colors and the way to altered the photo, very pretty together!

Lisa said...

So pretty Leigh...love the sepia tones and the great overall design!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful layout Leigh. All the textures and tones are breathtaking. Now you have sparked my guilt, I promised my NY Resolution wasn't going to be catchup on scrapping again, but...Happy New Year!

Suzanne Russell said...

Love the layout, Leigh! Great colors and techniques all over it! Such a sweet picture of the kiddos. :-)

maryrose said...

Lovely layout! that little house is such a sweet accent!