Friday, 10 May 2013

Onwards and Upwards blog hop

Today I'm taking part in Jennifer's blog hop......which is part of her 'Onward and Upwards' weekend extravaganza.....with posts going live every hour from Friday to Sunday.....If you comment on all the blogs in the hop, finishing at jennifergracecreates to let Jennifer know you've been all the way around, then you'll be in with a chance to win a prize pack of cheerful Glitz Designs Color Me Happy and Simple Stories 24/7, worth over £25! 
You should have arrived here from Jenny's blog.....if not......you may want to pop back to Jennifer to start the hop.
When Jennifer asked us to base a post on anything to do with an 'onwards and upwards' theme......I wasn't at all sure where to start!! But sorting through some holiday photos.....I realised just how often I point my camera 'upwards' to take shots of interesting looking,old buildings.....and a scrapbook page was soon taking shape.
I love old,distressed looking buildings.......and wanted the page to look a bit distressed as well.......so some stamping and masking with paints and inks......some gold rub-on.....torn paper and card......
 and a few 'vintage' embellishments.
Looking 'onwards' please do venture forward to Fay's blog....where I'm sure she'll have something wonderful for you.....and don't forget there are exciting things on Jennifer's blog ALL WEEEKEND.

38 comments:

JO SOWERBY said...

I do too especially since doing Shimelle's class and Helena's meme. I love the colours you've used here Jackie and the distressed papers are perfect. The stamping really gives it an edge,
Jo xxx

Karen said...

Fabulous photos!!!

furrypig said...

ooh I love how you have distressed everything Jacky it looks fantastic and really interesting photos thanks for sharing xxx

Fay aka Beautifullily said...

perfect layout to showcase your photos, brilliant! x

Maria Ontiveros said...

Great photos, and I love that layout! It feels very "me." LOL!
Happy hopping,
Rinda

Maria Ontiveros said...

Great photos, and I love that layout! It feels very "me." LOL!
Happy hopping,
Rinda

Julie said...

I like that torn pages look. It goes quite well with the distressed building. Your colors flow very well too.

Julie
I Create Purty Thangs

Joanne said...

Your pictures and layout style blend seamlessly

Louise said...

such an interesting layout. the corrugated card is perfect for your photos. The whole distressed look is fantastic and those photos are gorgeous x

AnnieC said...

Gorgeous page! :o)

Jo said...

I love upward shots are yours are gorgeous, great layout too :)

Sarah said...

Great layout! I always forget to take the "upwards" photos, i will have to make an effort to remember!

Joy said...

I love a good bit of texture on a page. Fab photo!

Daphne said...

what a fantastic page! It all falls together so well! x

Becky said...

Loved the distressed papers here - I haven't done that in a while, must have a go :)

Lisa-Jane said...

Beautiful page! I love the authentic feel to it and the colours are just perfect. Great idea for the blog hop too.

KraftyKaren said...

The perfect layout for the distressed look of the building in the photograph - really lovely x

Sandie said...

that's a lovely page Jacky, I love looking up too, I like the tags and corrugation too

Jennifer Grace said...

Great idea for the theme! I love your layout, the colour is perfect - sumptuous but also a bit rusty! The 'it's all perspective' stamp is awesome, and I love the torn and inked edges too!

Thanks so much for joining in with my Onwards and Upwards Blog Event! x

Pam said...

Love the texture you've added in your layout and the cluster of tags. Lovely.

vixen said...

Love this layout and love the use of torn corrugated card and stamps the whole layout looks perfect for the photos :) x

Sian said...

Gorgeous page Jacky. I love the colours and the textures and those "upwards" pictures. A wonderful way to take the theme

Missus Wookie said...

Oh that is a gorgeous page, I really like the textures and that perspective stamp is just perfect.

I take photos of architecture too :)

jackinthebox said...

Like your distressing and use of corrugated!!

jackinthebox said...

Like your distressing and use of corrugated!!

Zahra Conway said...

I love your stunning page and the distressing and inking, just great effects

Lesley G said...

Love how your layout mirrors the buildings, I feel like I was there with you :)

Jimjams said...

Lovely photos - the distressed edged papers are perfect - great page!

Sarah said...

Jacky - this is lovely - great photo too - I should take more from that direction! x

Bethany said...

Really great use of textures on your page.

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Gorgeous layout Jacky and your photographs are beautiful...I love the the little cluster of tags too!
Happy Sunday!
Susan x

Julie H said...

Love your take on the theme, I love looking up at old buildings too!

Sheena said...

great page Jacky.
Love all the stamping, inking, masking to create your Lo background x

Sheena said...

great page Jacky.
Love all the stamping, inking, masking to create your Lo background x

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

ooohhh love the birds in the corner and the sentiment! beautiful picture too!

Lilian said...

Great layout Jacky. I love old building as well. Hugs lilian

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Katie Berberich said...

Wow, this looks amazing. The reddish/vintage look against those fantastic photos fits to perfection.
The angle of your shots is awesome too b.t.w.
Katie xx