Wednesday, 22 February 2012

My First Challenge

Some time ago I promised my daughter I would create a scrapbook that would mark her growing up, a sort of 'this is your life book'. Well as she herself pointed out when she leaves home she will leave behind all the old photos  and in so doing leave a lot of memories.  She loves to spend time leafing through the old albums and laughing at the pictures and remembering old holidays and such 

The page below is the start of this book I just hope she will approve.

I love this photo I think she looks rather like a china doll with great big blue black eyes. Its what I think they call an old fashioned look,very knowing. I think this might be one of the only shots of her in pink because as a little girl it was a colour she was never too keen on. Now it's quite a different story. She is also sporting a hair band which her grandfather hated and any chance he got he removed it. Shortly after this photos was taken the said hair band was removed by him and never seen again, this is quite a historical shot. 

For this page I used The Studio blog site challenge No 19 design. http://thestudiochallenges.blogspot.com/2012/02/february-19-challenge.html

I began with  a basic plain pink 12 x 12 sheet of card which I distressed with Tim Holtz inks in Victorian Velvet and also edged in pink acrylic paint to create a border.

I then tore a sheet of A4 paper had in my stash to and again distressed with the inks. I mounted the photo onto a bright pink card leaving a very fine border. I felt this lifted the photos from the background.I also placed some flourish die cuts at the top left hand corner of the photo in pink and silver in order to draw the eye down the page.

I placed the torn paper to the right of centre on the page and then added the photo slightly off set as well.

Across the page from  the bottom left corner up ward to the right of the page  I placed overlapping circles of varying sizes and of different paper types. I then added buttons and gem flowers to follow this sloping line.

I used silver lettering for the title which I decided should only be my daughters name. I then added a few of the gem flowers I had used at the bottom of the page. 

Finally I added  a bit of text at the bottom  of the page just to give a bit of history to the photo

As a first page done I am pleased but there are many more to go well she is 19 and I do love taking photos. I just hope my daughter likes it 

I am also going to put this forward for the The studio challenge, well I used their design so I might as well give it a try.  It will be my first such entry so lets hope its liked.         .      



  1. Super page bet she'll love it and it is a gorgeous photo :)

  2. I just love pink! Great take on our sketch! And the little flower gems are ace!

  3. Lovely layout, so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Studio!

  4. Well this is my first ever attempt at one of the challenges. I have been scrap booking for about 18 months to 2 years and love it. Now I have bitten the bullet once I will no doubt try out another time

  5. Awww! How pretty is this? I love it.
    Sue x