Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Scrapbook Remix-failing at the first hurdle!!!

Shimelle's new online class 'Scrapbook Remix' started this week......aiming to help us use our patterned papers......and I have plenty of those.....particularly old ones.......sitting in boxes not earning their keep.
Her first prompt was to use a variety of patterns in shades of one colour.......I have lots of pink papers.....I don't know why.......I'm not really a pink person.......but Little A is.....she rarely wears any other colour......and I had the perfect photos waiting to be scrapped.
Out came various patterned papers......I chose one for the the background......and matted the photos on a shocking pink spotty one......and put them on the background......it looked like this.
I started sorting through the patterned papers.......which ones should I use......I glanced back at the page......and I realised that actually.......I liked it as it was and didn't want any more papers......only words and embellishments!!!!!!
So I think I may have fallen at the first hurdle.....with no inroads made into the patterned paper pile at all.......except I did use some patterned scraps to make the flowers!!!!!!

16 comments:

Jane said...

lol, you've not failed it looks lovely.

Sian said...

But it's a really pretty page - any more and that face wouldn't shine so nicely from the page (though that hardly seems possible - you know what I mean!)

Kathyk said...

I think I'm with you - that paper was just fab for your layout and didn't need further embellishing beyond your words, journaling and flowers - FABBYLICIOUS

Kathyk

humel said...

lol! But you still got a layout scrapped, and a beautiful one at that :)

Elizabeth said...

Things don't always work out as planned. At least you got those adorable photos scrapped and used up some scraps. I'd still give you an A.

Melissa said...

I just saw this beautiful layout on the Scrapbook Remix forum & had to laugh at your "failure". Hang in there - we still have lots of prompts to go & you just might make some inroads into that patterned paper yet.

Denise said...

Nope,don't think you fell at the first hurdle,it got you a gorgeous page AND you used at least one bit of paper you maybe wouldn't have !Lovely x

Karen said...

A beautiful page and so your style - why change if it pleases you?

Tracy said...

Hi Jacky,
Its a gorgeous layout and i love the way its put together.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Debbie P said...

This turned out so pretty! You did an awesome job! Such cute photos!

alexa said...

It is indeed perfect as it is :). The colours and patterns are perfect. (And I understand a little about the falling at the first hurdle!).

furrypig said...

I think that page is gorgeous! How can it be a failure? If the class gets us scrapping and creating beautiful LO's like this it can only be a success!

Becky said...

I'm doing this class too, but haven't had time to do any scrapping! At least you managed to use some paper out of your stash and it is a lovely layout! Just catching up on my blog reading and workign back through your posts - off I go!

Karen said...

I just love this page, Jacky! The four photos that give you a closer and closer view of this adorable little girl are just perfect. I'll be trying to remember to try to get some photos like this while Caleb is here.

Alison said...

I don't class it as a fail at all...it's a lovely LO!
Alison xx

Margie said...

Not a failure at all, you have a beautiful page for your album!