Thursday, 8 April 2010

Busting more old stash

Have had a lovely day........crafting and chatting [not sure which we did more of] with 2 friends this morning........and gardening in the warm [almost hot] sun this afternoon.....rounded off with a visit to Tesco where they seemed to be almost giving food away.......well,how else would you describe boxes of strawberries for 30p,boxes of mushrooms for 19p,packs of plums 9p.....and I could go on......but lets just say we'll be eating very cheaply and healthily for the next few days!!
Managed 2 layouts today.........back to birthdays........this first one used some very old stash......but could hardly be described as stash busting.......one piece of card.......one piece of double sided decorative paper........a few brads.........and a scrap of card to die cut the letters......very economical!!
I had 6....... 5 x 3 photos......and wanted to get them on one page.......so cut them down a bit......and collaged altogether.....think it looks quite effective........I need to get as many of the birthdays on one page layouts as possible.........or this album will end up the size of the Encyclopedia Britannica!!!!!

10 comments:

humel said...

The photo collage works perfectly :-) Love the way the balloons have dimension, and cropping close on a couple of the shots helps to focus in on the birthday boy! x

AuroraDawn said...

Beautiful layout, love the blue/yellow combination. Great collage, lovely to get so many fabulous pics on one page!

pinky said...

You certainly have lots of photos to play around with, love the colours in this page. Like the 5s going across the bottom, really nice layout.
Pinky

miscanthuscrafts said...

brill layout and well done for using up your old stash. of course, that shopping trip saved you a few pennies which could be spent on some more crafting stash instead!!!ClareX

Tracy said...

This is a really great layout Jacky, love the colours and you do some really fabulous pages.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Maria Ontiveros said...

Very nice layout. Pretty color! And, I think you did a great job putting all the photos on the layout.
Rinda

Elizabeth said...

I do like the way you collaged the photos together, it is very effective. Also like the monotone blue for the layout. You are really doing great using up your stash. Have you actually put a dent in it yet?

Sian said...

Gorgeous layout Jacky :) It's got a wonderful progression of photos and one seriously cute birthday boy! Thanks for the lovely comment yesterday..a 6ft daughter? Cool! (and unlikely to happen round here lol)

Karen said...

It's a great layout. The photo collage is very effective; it's one of my favorite techniques. I also like your border of 5's at the bottom. (Lucky you with the produce. Here produce has skyrocketed recently due to freezes in both Florida and California this winter.)

Sarpreet said...

so adorable