Friday, May 07, 2010

Scrapping scrapping and more scrapping

Scrapping (that is not fighting I might add)is the art of making memories out of our photos and using design and artistic abilities to make the pages stand out and attract attention to the events recorded.
Well that is the intention, whether that is what happens when I put a page together only others can really say. I enjoy doing them, usually feel deflated when a page is finished, so to get my fix of satisfaction I have to start another page almost immediately and feel very let down if I don't have any mojo (that's inspiration by the way).
so here are the pages I have been working on for the last few days

UKScrappers challenge for this week was to scrap with Green, pink and white. use either blossom or apples (the team setting the challenge are called Scrap Apples) because Monday was May Day the day when Maypole dancing on the village green takes place we were to use intertwining ribbons and we were to follow a given sketch.
Here is my digital version of the challenge using photos taken last month that I really wanted to scrap.
Prima Ballerina

I loved the sketch so when I was looking through some of my unfinished pages (of which I seemed to have quite a few) I found one started 2 years ago. It needed updating quite a bit as I have learnt a lot of new techniques in that time and was the perfect page to use the sketch again.
Surprise find

Another updated layout that I started 3 years ago
Flower arranging

And finally a page finished today that I started at the beginning of the week, this time one using real paper and buttons and bits and bobs
Hi Nana

today I am thankful for the rain staying away
for the company of my two cats
and for a lovely mixed grill meal tonight


Lizzie said...

Some really lovely pages, Mary - you've obviously been very hard at work!
Rufus really is "seriously cute" and I love the cheerful colour-scheme of the layout.
I would never have thought of using Clematis Montana flowers in an arrangement. They looked fabulous though - so dainty and fresh (what was the green stuff with them?).
The springtime layout at the top is my favourite - I am so grateful for the Spring this year, after the loooong and cold winter!
Have a lovely weekend!

Karen said...

Mary all these LO's are fabulous, lots of gorgeous work :)

I love the photos of Rufus, he is just so adorable and cute xxx

A place for me to put the pictures of layouts I have done that I am pleased with, to put in the poems I write and to add snippets of things that have caught my eye