Our Lifting Chain Challenge - with Kate & Ruth11:00
Good morning Polly fans,
Kate here to start the morning with a layout of my son, using the divine (and so far my favourite!) Spearmint Leaves kit. Sadly, it's sold out, or I would grab another one myself! When I saw a gorgeous layout from Kayla, which you can see here, I knew that I wanted to try to scrap lift it. So, on National Scrapbooking Day, when I was busy scrapping with Carol, I decided to give it a go. And here is what I came up with.
When I first saw the colours in the kit, I knew that I wanted to scrap these photographs of my middle son, Luca. There were taken about 18 months ago, but I love the expressions on his face. And those eyes!! But when I was looking at the photos, I just couldn't choose a favourite, so I decided to go with both, and turn it into a two photo layout. I was really inspired by the diagonal line of Kayla's layout (and I'm still tempted to add some of those gorgeous wood veneer stars to the page too!) So I played around until I was happy with the placement of the photos & the leaves to create that diagonal flow. I also loved the title on the side. I really love how that looks. I didn't want to add too many layers, as I really wanted the photos to be the centrepiece.
And then came the fun part. The stitching. You see, I haven't sewn for about 20 years, but as I was over at Carols, I had access to a machine. So I went for it. Let's just say it provided us with some laughter, and quite a bit of unpicking was required! But I love the final look to the layout, with the stitching around the edge and the stripe of transparent trees sewn directly to the photo.
Here's a closer look at the journalling. Just a little message for him. This layout will go into his album.
I used the April Polly kit and used the addon kit too for the scripty alphabet and a few of the stickers (hearts mainly i think) and the journalling card under the photo ("the good life"), everything else is from the April kit, which is sold out, but June is nearly here and it is an AWESOME kit, I will share some sneaks on Saturday.
I would love to invite you all to try scraplifting a DT layout, one of these two or any other, share in the Polly VIP lounge or drop me an email if you would like to be featured on the Polly blog with your take scraplifting a DT,