Monday, April 7, 2014

Scrap The Girls - April

OMG can you believe it's April already?! I was talking with a friend just the other day about doing a six month course and thinking 'yeah it'll finish around June' and then another girlfriend came over last weekend and noticed I hadn't changed my calendar from February. LOL umm where have I been?!?!!

Anyways the April challenge this month at Scrap The Girls is to create a layout "using traditional boy colour schemes and some "boyish" embellishments". Considering I wanted to use my not insubstantial D-lish Scraps stash to create the layout, and that probably my favourite embellishments to play with are flowers, this was going to be a tough one!!


In the end I settled on these photos of my niece in Africa. I haven't included any journaling on the page itself as I have popped a tag into a vellum bag for her to write her own journaling. I used a Viva product with a TCW template to get the dark tile texture, and another TCW template as a stitching guide, and then coloured in sections of the stitched chevron pattern with gelatos. Such a lot of fun to do!

In the mix of D-lish Scraps embellishments used are Freckled Fawn wood chips, various Journal ItsFreckled Fawn paper clipsCotton Twine, paper DoiliesFlair Buttons, a Vellum BagPVC Doilies and Flourish With A Bling gold pearls which were left overs from a previous Just Add Paper Kit. Not a flower in sight!!!

I loved this challenge and hope to be able to find the time in the future to participate in more of them. If you think this challenge could be for you, you can find all the details HERE. Have fun and good luck!!!!   :)


  1. This looks wonderful.. what great photos.. love the back ground.. and thanks for joining in at Scrap the Girls too!

  2. Hi Alison hope your well love your layout I love all the little details

  3. Awesome page Alz! Just love the backgound, looks fantastic! Thanks for playing along at STG :)

  4. Fabulous page! Thanks for joining us at STG.

  5. Wow! Hand stitching always impresses me! Thanks for playing at STGs this month with your fabulous layout.

  6. Alison great layout! love your background detail thanks for joining in at STG cheers!