april @ scrap the boys...

The second half of the reveals for the April challenge are up on the Scrap the Boys blog today. Here's what I came up with. 

We have an awesome mood board challenge for you to play with this month. 
These are always my favourite type of challenges because both the images and colour palette help you to determine the type of products that will work well with your layout.     

 I used several of the different shades of blues and mints with a crisp white background and the bokeh points of light in the mood board inspired me to use the kraft coloured paper with the foil dots. I also added random drops of gold colour mist over the background.

The image of the coloured glass in the mood board inspired my choice of using the printed transparency and vellum pieces and it was the wood grain image that made me choose a wood veneer word for my title which I altered with some shiny Viva Decor Inka Gold. 

Don't forget to check out the first of the reveals along with the challenge criteria and awesome prizes up for grabs and upload your entries by the end of the month here

Thanks for stopping by xx 

more project life...

I have been playing with the awesome Shine Bright Daily Diary kit from NoelMignon.com and have a few pages to share.
 This first layout was for an online crop over on the NoelMignon Members page on Facebook. I set a challenge to document some facts about your child/children.
I used several items from the Simple Stories 'I Am' collection that came in the kit to help me create a fun page all about my boys. 

I also used the Shine Bright Daily Diary kit to create a Spring themed insert for my 2014 album.

I used a Project Life 'G Design' page protector and love that I was able to use a mix of different photo sizes and orientations.
You can find the details about how I put this layout together over on my original post.

Thanks for stopping by xx

project life week 11...

As promised I'm back with week eleven, this time using the February Pocket Life kit from Scrappy Canary.
I absolutely loved working with the gorgeous the mix of goodies in this kit and it really made putting my pages together a breeze.
I shared the process for creating a custom title card by using one of the die-cut words from the kit as a mask with water colour pencils in my original post over on the Scrappy Canary blog.
I added a few elements from the February Embellishment kit as well as some co-ordinating items from the store to help me embellish my photos and cards.

There are still a couple of these kits available and don't forget that you can save 10% off all your purchases from the Scrappy Canary store by using the code 'AGNUS10' at the check out :)

project life week 10...

I have a few weeks worth of layouts to share, and am starting with week 10 which I created with the Shine Bright Daily Diary kit from NoelMignon.com.

All of design team used the above colour palette as inspiration for our pages and the mix of mint and coral with a touch of sparkly gold were the perfect starting point for my pages. 

As always I layered a few different pieces from the kit to create a custom title card - you can find more details over on my original post on the NoelMignon blog.

 I was a bit low on photos for this week so decided to enlarge a photo that my soon took at his favourite fishing spot to help me fill out the page. I love the impact of the large photo and will definitely use this technique again.

I used gold metallic thread to add some stitched detail to a few of the card designs. 

I have week 11 and a few inserts ready to share next, so hope you'll be back soon :)

summer fun...

Hi again :) I created a summer themed layout for the PL Junkies blog featuring some exclusive 'Summer Themed' items from Craft Paper Scissors.  

My {scrAp this!} Summer Fun Polaroid Frame helped me set the tone for the entire layout and it was from this that I was inspired to use a series of frames to highlight certain details on both my photos and cards. 

I really like the way the frames draw the eye to certain parts of the photo without overwhelming it and adding a cluster of small embellies to each frame helped to anchor it to the page. The Polaroid also helped me determine which accent colours to add to my layouts and I used little pops of gold and yellow throughout both pages.

The fun wood veneer exclusives added a lot of texture to the page and were great for continuing the summer theme and telling the story in some of the photos.  

Thanks for stopping by xx

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