Tuesday 24 May 2011

Back to the Grindstone

After a necessary break, I'm back, and seemingly with a vengeance. Life, apparently, goes on with or without you, so I'm not wasting a moment more of mine.

A recent Scrapbook Challenges DT Social event, generously and kindly sponsored by Nikki Sivils, The Paper Trail, Lawn Fawn and The Cutting Cafe, saw a flurry of creativity as we produced layout after layout.

This is the first one I produced - a real challenge for me because I'm not really a flower fan any more. It's about the time we went to Corfu and got engaged.

I used some rolled up Greek Drachma as a decorative element (they were long gone by the time we went to Corfu, but I had them and it was a nice touch, I thought).

And I used A LOT of flowers, including stamping some in acrylic paint. Which I think looks rather nice.

In the spirit of things, I'm going to keep this short to go off and do all the things there are to be done.


  1. I like the acrylic stamping very much :)

  2. nice to see you back! love this page, esp the stamped flowers and little rolled scrolls!

  3. I love everything about this work of art, the way the flowers flow is so natural, and the acylic stamping is perfect. What a great idea of rolling up the money. It is just perfect!

  4. Like they say a break does you good .. and boy just look at the lovely layout you've done.

  5. The colors here are fantastic and I love your rolled paper/twine detail- the photo is beautiful and you did a great job mixing textures and color with those flowers.