Saturday, April 21, 2012

More Shimelle Online...

I don't normally blog twice in a day but as I've completed another couple of layouts for the Shimelle Online challenge I thought I would update them as I'm busy tomorrow.

This challenge was to use one photo twice, and I was wandering around trying to work out if I actually had two photos the same when I spied these old passport photos that DH had injudiciously left lying around!  They have to be the most unflattering photos of his life!  Well, I couldn't resist them.


I had an old sheet of Bo Bunny stickers out with my rather newer Authentique Loyal papers, and I love this cardstock that came from an LSS and has a different texture to the usual brands.  I decided after experimenting that tone on tone lettering kept the title from being too dominant, then topped it up with Glitz, Jillibean Soup and MM letter stickers.  I sewed onto the embellishments and in the spirit of extreme thrift, cut out the outline left from a border sticker to use.  Authentique stickers and a couple of resin flowers.


Hope DH forgives me!

The second layout is for the Stamp Just Once challenge. I think this might count as overkill but it is only one set of stamps and they are severely under used for something so beautiful that I just had to have before I bought them!  No two photos, but it didn't really suit my plans to use two!



I have been playing with my watercolour paints, and created a sheet of random colour which I then overstamped with these Technique Tuesday stamps and Stazon ink. I then cut the petals out and arranged them in an exploding flower pattern.




I then inked and misted two lengths of Pink Paisley mistables scalloped calico and drew them into the flower centre. I cut a circle of felt (unseen) to raise the photo above the calico, and backed it with a doily.  A couple of rubons and letter stickers by Making Memories for the '15'.

This is way different to anything I've done before, and I've had a lovely time playing in a much more messy way than I'm used to, but ending up with a not messy layout.

9 comments:

Cynthia said...

I hope your DH isn't mad at you for posting his photos! Really nice layout on that one! The flower layout is beyond gorgeous!!!!

Sandra said...

Ali your second layout is fantastic, amazing - beautiful! The first one is great too but I cannot recognise your DH in the photo at all!

LCSmithSAVED said...

This is smashing considering it is out of your normal zone - you made beautiful paper!

S said...

Oh I have a business photo of my hubby that he wouldn't want scrapped either - now it must be a done deal. And the work you put into that second photo really makes it shine. Nicely done on both. And Shimelle really has us scrapping like crazy, doesn't she.

alexa said...

Your petals are so vibrant, and show up so well against the background - genius±

vixen said...

hope your not in too much trouble with your dad after using the photos but think its worth it if you were as its a great layout :)

Jo said...

Ha ha ha, that first layout made me chuckle. The second layout is beautiful xx

Tara O said...

LOL...I am forever scrapping photos others would rather I didn't!! LOL. Great LO. The flower is awesome on the second LO!

OneScrapHappyMomma said...

I laughed at the first layout, although it was very nice. But the second one took my breath away. So very beautiful!