Friday, 23 March 2012

With a little help from my friends.........

Have you ever had an image of a layout in your head that just won't go away? 
 Well I knew that I had seen a layout somewhere which was made from 1 colour card and loads of border punches....I just didn't know where!
 I did see this card on pinterest, which uses the same technique here and was determined to give it a go. 
One slight problem...I only have 2 border punches.....

Undeterred, I went to my local crop run by Papermaze in Otley and asked round the very busy room if anyone had any punches I could borrow...I was overwhelmed with the response!
So, with 20 punches and some Kraft cardstock I ended up with this.......


I have to thank Vanessa, Lesley, Lynn, Karen, Janina, Diane, Anna, 
Sadie and Tim for lending me their punches.

Oh, I eventually found the original layout in Issue 52 of the Scrapbook magazine!!  
It was a 12" x 12" page by Jackie Payne, who was a runner up in the Scrapbooker of the year 2010 competition. 
It's a good job I don't throw my old magazines away...!?!


Thanks for stopping by
Karen x

18 comments:

  1. It's great I love all the texture on it ...I saw one like that in white over on the My little shoebox blog...but can't find the link for you. I will have to bank the idea tho as it is fab.

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  2. Oh wow, this is GORGEOUS!! What a fabulous idea! I love love love this, the layered punched strips are fantastic and the colour scheme is fab and I love the title too.

    Oh and I need to know - WHAT punch did you use for the third strip down from the top? It's delicious! :D

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  3. Now that is simply gorgeous. So effective and feminine.

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  4. Really pleased to see how this turned out, the colours (or absence in this case) work so well with the photo. Sometimes leaving our the bright colours is just what is needed. Thanks for sharing the finished layout.

    Lynn x

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  5. Gorgeous layout and great idea. :)

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  6. It's lovely it works so well with the photo well done!!!!

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  7. This looks absolutely fab :-)

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  8. Oh wow, love this, I've never thought of using punches like that.
    C
    xx

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  9. My friend Jackie said to look at your blog - great pages, (I went back to the begining) I love your style

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  10. I love this. All the punching looks fantastic. I've got to try this now

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  11. Now we know why you needed to borrow our punches, what a great idea, so simple.

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  12. ahhh so thats what you were upto! FAB layout - and so much snow....!!

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  13. stunning karen. May have to try this myself. I.m glad you have shared it eith us

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  14. Karen this is stunning what a brilliant idea.

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  15. I love the finished result...may have to try this at some point..it's fab! Anna x

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  16. Gorgeous LO, might need to use this idea on a page too :)

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  17. This is simply stunning! Going to have a go at doing this tonight with one of my snowy layouts if you don't mind!

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