9 May 2011

Scrapping and cropping

I went cropping this Saturday (joining the cult as youngest refers to it) and had a great day full of chat, cake and a little scrapping. Unusually for me I was quite productive and managed to complete 2 double los for the Paris album and a single LO. This is the single page lo. I have a little tweaking and finishing touches to do to the double los over the next few days. I used a piece of Ranger Manila card and then stamped using bubble wrap and distress inks to create a background. I then added more distress inks. The pictures show one of the Paris Metro entrances and I decided that the bubble wrap background and elements should reflect this. The journalling is all about how well and frequently the Metro runs and the fact that my son would get very impatient if we had to wait more than 5 minutes.
He has always been in constant motion since he was a baby. To highlight the journalling I used 5 different embroidery threads to sew lines under the text. The text was written in black and then overwritten in white - something I do a lot of in my art journals. The doodled round the photos and added a selection of brads and eyelets. I used Rangers metal foil for the title which I drew freehand and cut out after rubbing a tiny bit of alcohol ink into.


  1. The metal lettering of the title is perfect for the subject, great LO!

  2. Fantastic page, the stitching looks fab !!

  3. Love this LO - it moves with the stitching ....
    Love those entrances to the Paris Metro - the metal lettering is just perfect!

  4. Beautiful page, love the photos & stitching! x

  5. Great page. Love the embroidery and the metal. Super effect.
    Regards Florence.