Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Laugh out loud - Scrap Africa challenge 27

Today I’m sharing a DT layout for the Scrap Africa challenge, No 27, 
hosted by Rene, which is to use Stars and stitching.
You can find details of the challenge here
I'd love you to pop over and see the variety of examples created by the DT
and maybe enter the challenge.   You have a couple of weeks to play along.
The back ground paper is so old, I don't know the brand. 
 I cleverly cut the label off years ago, 
before I had any idea that I would one day have a blog,
 and be entering challenges, let alone be on design teams!
First I used a variety of stencils and texture paste, 
before misting them in green and brown. 
 A close up to show you, the stars
 The stitching forms a line for my journalling, 
similar to the example page by Kinsey Wilson.
I used lots of Kaisercraft collectables “Hello sunshine”
The heart washi tape is from a $2.00 shop
The journalling reads:-
One hot summer day, you two little boys were cranky.  With a few toys in the paddling pool, it was just amazing how quickly your moods changed.
Jan 2013.  Love Granny



  1. Great design and love that stitching.....I had to get in close to see all the details!

  2. What a fun, fun way of using tags & telling a story!!! And that washi!!! YUM.....soooo much the star of the show:):)

  3. This is such a fun layout and so cool that you used the design of the inspiration too... clever you. Isn't it just amazing how quickly their moods can change if they are distracted. I love the colours of this one. The photos are just so sweet and the stars... very clever...The embossed tags are wonderful. I look at things like this and think - why didn't I think of that... so simple, so stunning and effective. This is beautiful Helen I love it.

  4. such a fun layout Helen, loving those cute and adorable collectables, great photos of the grand kids too :)

  5. gorgeous simply gorgeous, lots of fun and brightness woven into the layers, fun photos Helen , gorgeous work x

  6. I love the tags and the colours you chose. Such a bright and happy page.

  7. Yes it is amazing how much fun a bit of water is.. love the bright colors and fun photos!!

  8. Helen this is fabulous! I am loving what you did to those tags, and the way you used them as frames for the photos as well! Awesome design!

  9. Fabulous layout the bright colours and how you have used the tags....very clever and creative!!

  10. Really cute design & love that heart washi ♥

  11. Love how you used the tags and your sweet journalling! It certainly tells a happy story! Love the colours and your texture! You are doing an awesome job of using your stash! ;-)

  12. LOVE the tags and how you have used so many different subtle designs on them, at first glance they look the same but oh no! The photos are just adorable, clever nana! xoxo