Friday, 1 July 2011

Have you seen......

.....issue 56 of the Scrapbook magazine, out this week?  
  My contribution was to the activity pack.
I was asked to design a sketch and create 2 layouts to show how different they can be when the starting point is the same. The task didn't come too easily, however I enjoyed the challenge and used some of my favourite papers!

" Cute in Boots" uses October afternoon, and I did some hand stitching with Bakers Twine. 
I didn't use a single piece of Bazzill cardstock, which is very unusual for me.

I didn't have the right colours to match the photo in the " All Aboard"  layout, so tried a different approach.
I simply chose all black and white patterns from Echo Park, and added some small kraft coloured accents, instead of converting the photo to black and white - which is what I would normally do !

Here's the magazine and article showing the sketch,

All the supplies are available at my local scrapbook shop, which is also on line at

Thanks for stopping by
Karen x


  1. Anonymous1/7/11 16:24

    Great layouts Karen, especially love the colours in the first one. Becky x

  2. Both Gorgeous! Congrats on the publish :D

  3. Beautiful LOs and well done on being published :)

  4. These are gorgeous Karen, Congrats on being published.

  5. Congratulations on your magazine article-the layouts are fabulous.I love them both!

  6. Fab LOs love the papers you have used (and the wellies in the 1st one :))

  7. Wow, amazing LO and congrats on getting it pubbed!! Love all the layering. And love the woodgrain pp and all the details on that first one!!

  8. Fab layouts Karen! congratulations on having them published.

  9. They are both beautiful! well done. So.... where is my signed copy eh?

  10. Two really lovely layouts - especially love the twist with the second one - never thought of making the background neutral as I always convert pictures to black and white - must try and remember that trick in future.