Sunday 11 August 2013

A quick LO from me today

I had very little time to make a LO today (I've finally got my son moved out and into his new home) yet I was very keen to complete the August House Challenge on UKS( UK Scrappers). This is to take inspiration from another LO in the UKS gallery and scraplift it.

This was my inspiration from UKS member Daisychain... isn't is gorgeous?

Then of course, I wanted to start scrapping my sons wedding- finally! I've been a bit scared to get started as the photos are so special to me... and I didn't want to get it wrong.. then I just decided to bite the bullet and get going anyway.. and if it didn't 'make the cut' for the final album.. then so be it.

So here goes.. here is my take on this lovely LO

I wanted to make it as close as possible to the original..but I fell at the first hurdle.. the photo I had printed was much larger so I had to 'upscale' everything. I started with a biscuit tin lid and added teal ink around the edge- stamped two overlapping rings- and took an inky sponge and wiped it in lines across the (slightly sparkly) background card stock. I added a page of Kaisercraft Chapter One embossed paper and toned it down with more of the teal ink. I then added a layer of lace and a punched border, adhered the photo and added the bird cage, flower spacer beads, pearls and stocking flowers. I finished with the title, which I then added more pearls to in order to lift it a little.

I hope you like.. please add comments as it's great to get feedback and then I'll decide if it's going to make the cut or not.  Thanks for looking.


  1. Just lovely, Elaine. I have my eye on that one to lift, too.
    Sue x

  2. Very pretty page and the lace with the blue under looks lovely.

  3. Oh my that's fabulous and you've started those gorgeous wedding photos and this layout is utterly gorgeous!

  4. Great LO Elaine....should certainly make the cut! Don't you just love Daisychains original??? On my list of one's to scraplift too.