Tuesday, June 24, 2014

New Design Team member!

Hello there!  I want to share some exciting news with you...I was invited to join the design team at the new challenge blog "Three Or More"!   It's a fantastic challenge blog where you use at least 3 photos (more should you choose) on your layout with an additional challenge each month to make it a little more interesting and fun!  Great for those of you who like to use more than 1 photo on a layout.  The design team will have plenty of beautiful layouts for you to use as inspiration.

Pop over to the Three or more blog to check out the rest of the amazing design team.
The first challenge will be announced on the 1st July so be sure to check back in then.  I really hope you join in and I look forward to seeing some fabulous layouts.

Until next time,
Yvette x

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Black with 2 Guest Design layout x 2

Well hello there!
This month I am guest designing over at Black with 2.  I actually created 2 layouts as I wasn't sure I was happy with the first one I did.  After finishing the 2nd one, I couldn't decide which one to submit so I left the decision to Eve at Black with 2.  She decided she would use both layouts!

So this is the mood board and sketch for the month of June:

The first thing that came to me when I looked at the mood board was chocolate!  And I had the perfect photos.  When my daughter & I travelled to Europe in 2009, we went to the Lindt Chocolate factory in Switzerland - as you do - and its safe to say we spent a little bit of money on chocolate.  I took some photos of her lying on the hotel bed surrounded by the haul, so I knew I had to use them for this challenge.   I rotated the sketch 90 degrees & flipped it upside down.   Well I better show you my layout….

Some close ups:

The 'chocolate' coloured pocket on the layout hides my journalling.

Products used:
Paper: Maja Design
Tim Holtz Kraft glassine pocket, metal arrow
Distress Ink - walnut stain, picked raspberry
Liquid pearls - dark chocolate
Dylusions & Tattered Angels mists
Texture paste
Kaisercraft pearl flourish, mini alpha stickers
Prima zipper pull
Chipboard - Blue Fern, Studio Calico
Flowers - Prima, Petaloo, I am Roses
Dimensional Magic
Twine (from my stash)

Now for my second layout…again I rotated it 90 degrees.  My inspiration came this time from the raspberries in the picture.  Last year I took the kids to the strawberry farm to pick strawberries and decided that they are close enough to raspberries so I'd use those photos.  Again, my journalling is hidden in the pocket.

Products used:
Paper:  Maja Design
Tim Holtz kraft glassine pocket
Tattered Angels & Lindy's stamp gang mists
Picked Raspberry distress ink
Martha Stewart punch
Cheery Lynn & Bosskut dies
Chipboard:  Memory Maze & Imaginarium
Flowers:  Petaloo, Manor House, Prima & Kaisercraft
Kaisercraft pearls
Iridescent medium
Dimensional Magic
Thread & twine from my stash

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Until next time,
Yvette x