Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Me and You

It was my turn to choose a sketch for my team, Scraphappens, over on UKS this week.  Luckily I had just been viewing the Scrapbook and Cards e-mag where I had seen a wonderful double layout sketch designed by Becky Fleck.  Her work among with other designers can be seen on her scrapbooking sketch site, Pagemaps.

This sketch appealed to me as it was a good way of using up all those tiny pieces of paper we Scrapbookers can't bear to throw away but insist we may use.....one day.

I found some photos taken from your trip to the seaside in the summer of Rob in his 'model' pose, me and Rob together, deckchairs and beach huts.  As they were 'seaside' photos I wanted to go with a blue theme and so used a small patterned deep blue background paper by K&Co and a matching title and pre-cut boarders from the same range.  Then I was able to use up loads of  scraps I had been hanging onto either because I loved the pattern or felt it was too large to throw away.  I even managed to use up the teeniest blue spotted October Afternoon paper you may of spotted on my previous posts.

It was a bit daunting at first, using so many scraps made it difficult to 'lay out' the design but soon I was improvising like the best of them and created my 'own' version of the sketch.

So if you are like me and have stacks of 'teeny' scraps and feel like you are going to drown under the mountain of them all, have a go of piecing together your version.


  1. This is wonderful! Lovely little bits all perfectly layered together.

  2. gorgeous. love the use of the pp and negative heart :)

  3. Oooh that's lovely! I love all the tiny detail and the gorgeous seaside-theme colours.. and the background paper is just delicious!

  4. I'm not one for DLO's, but I do like this... hmmm... Thanks for sharing.

  5. Brilliant, I love the idea of just using scraps, it looks really effective :D