Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Baby it's Cold Outside

Boy it is cold, it is down to the bone cold, but that is perfect weather to stay indoors and scrap or pursue which ever hobby is enthralling you at the moment.
When sorting out my stash to take away this weekend, this little photo
dropped out of somewhere and I just knew I had to use it straight away, so no more sorting, scrapping instead


This photo was taken in December 2010, I had planned a special holiday for my 70th birthday, taking all my family to Edinburgh. The holiday was not a great success but there were moments, little snippets that add a sparkle when I think of them and this photo of Danny in a Lion's head hat is one of them. He looks so cute.
(the papers used here are all from freebies collected over the years I have purchased magazines, I am on a quest to use up some of them before plucking up the courage to throw the rest away)

I love scrapbook challenges, and this week's challenge on UKScrappers was right up my street.
Challenge criteria
Use this sketch

 stamps, buttons, ribbon and/or trim

I loved the papers that were a freebie in Scrapbook Magazine this time and they seemed perfect for the photo I had chosen.
The photo I found on Facebook. one of Helen's friends had taken it and put it on there, the lighting is way off but I just loved the smile on my daughter's face so I used it in two ways the first I enhanced it slightly and then for the second one I turned it to black & white then sepia and softened it. (isn't it amazing what you can do with a little photo manipulation)
I was stuck for a title until I found the 'precious' rub on and I think it fits the bill beautifully

now to get on with sorting stash for the w/e

Today I am grateful that I didn't have to be out for too long.
for lots of layers of clothes to help warm me up again once I got back inside.


Julie H said...

Oh, such lovely touches on these pages, I especially love your little guy with his lion head on!

Maria Ontiveros said...

That background color is gorgeous!

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