Sunday, July 22, 2007

First & Last scrapbook layout!!!

Well, guess it had to happen, you work in a scrapbook/papercraft store and eventually you'll succumb....though I do have a REALLY GOOD excuse for making my first (and last!) scrapbook layout page...really I do! A girl I have worked with since late last year is leaving to have her 4th baby so the girls in the shop decided what a great idea it would be to do a baby-themed scrapbook album for her so she has something to remember us by. We all were to contribute a double layout (2 pages), including me! Those of you who know me, know I don't do cute and I did tell them I was only going to do the one page and there was going to be no place for a photo on it....hehehehehe....did I get "around" the whole scrapbook thing or what!!! Are ya proud??? lol Anyway, the album was 8" x 8" rather than the normal full size of 12" x 12" so THAT was a bonus to start with....just had to convince myself it was a "double-chunky" (a chunky page is 4" x 4") and to start work.

I had an image in mind that I wanted to use (a woman with a cabbage in her stomach and baby in the cabbage...how non-cute can you get!!!), I even had a rubber stamp of a baby in a womb...it was in a grab bag that I got ages ago and always wondered why on earth I kept it, not my style at all, but as things go, it worked fine for this page. So the lady/baby/cabbage image was added to some watercolour paper via a Sheer Heaven transfer, as well as another image of Venus up the top left by the same method. Some watercolour crayons next with some water spritzing for colour, some stamping in a soft grey, then some Moon Shadow Mist sprays, a couple of crosses stamped & embossed in 2 different colours were added, as was some copper german scrap and some swarovski crystals.....almost finished! I wanted to have somewhere for the baby's details so I printed out a sheet with Baby's Name, Date of birth, Baby's Weight, Baby's Length....all in Italian (just looked better and suited the Renaissance feel a little more). I'm going to ask a friend (are you there Charmaine B????) to write the details in calligraphy after the birth, a nice touch to finish it off. Stop typing and stick the pictures in.....okay.....





So now this one is out of the way, next project for me is to finish off my Forensics chunky pages and make a canvas for a swap with another good friend....hiya Barb.....then think about the next chunky pages, think the theme is gothic??? Going to love that one too!

Take a look at a fantastic little atc that the very lovely Dot sent to me this week. There's so much texture & dimension in it with the little crystals, the fluffy fibre bits, the bulgy eyes, the black german scrap wings.....gorgeous....and I LOVE that tree image on the egg body, just wonderful!!! Thanks Dot, it's very much appreciated ;-)


11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kelsey your layout is so beautiful and very different I'm sure she will love it. I'm so impressed that you have managed to keep this project a very true Kelsey production and it would be my absolute pleasure and honour to add some calligraphy to it when needed, keep up the good work from Charmaine :-)

Jen Crossley said...

Kelsey
you have gone to the dark side LOL,BUT your kelsey magic has woven its wonder with this piece,you are always an inspiration to me.
Jen

Sulea said...

omg... that tree in the body of that egg person is amazing..hehehe i see you have taken scrapbooking to another level! somehow can't see you doing a pink layout with ribbons hehe :oD Great job!!

love
Sulea

The Colourguru said...

great work Kelsey.... I struggle with the 'non-cute' fight every time I pick something up for my grandbabies...... xK

Julie H said...

Hi Kelsey

Great page-I too 'had to' when I worked at Scrapbook Designs, I wish I had been able to do something half as original as this.

michelle ward said...

kelsey - i don't scrap either, but if i did i wold want to scrap like you! fantastic and clever page. you are rockin' those crosses! swooooon.

Jenny said...

Kelsey the pages are absolutley wonderful, she will love them. I think you could have done wonders with pink paper and ribbons as well!!! The card is great "Distictive"is this describing you as well LL?
Jen xxx

kelsey said...

Funnily enough Jenny, I pointed out to Dot that the first initials of the three words she used on the atc spell "DIE"! I thought she did it intentionally as a dark/macabre reference specifically for me....but no....she didn't even realise! Trust me to pick it up! lol

Dot said...

This page is stunning Kelsey! Love the details on the crosses. Definitely NOT cute, but very special, unusual and unique. A big yay for you! So glad you the like the ATC I sent you and you didn't die (he hee) when you saw it.

The tree I used in the person's body was from a postcard of some of Christian Fletcher's art. And I got the postcard in a gallery in Magaret River! So it is well travelled...

Audrey said...

You Rebel,,, LOL
Your page is perfect and the fact you did only one was meant to be, as it was perfect for the start of the album,,,, sure you don't want to scrap a bit more,,,, LMAO
xx

sharon (glitterangel) said...

Fantastic, I love the idea and the metallic colours and composition are fabulous.