Sunday, 19 February 2012

Shimelle's Starting Points

Before Christmas I decided I would make a whole bunch of Xmas layouts all made from the same paper collection so that they'd all tie together and look good in my album. I chose Christmas Wishes by Bella Blvd.

Then I thought I'd get a head start on the layouts by using some of Shimelle's Starting Points. Unfortunately, by the time Christmas was over I realised that I hadn't taken many photos - well, heaps and heaps of Adam, but hardly any of anything else (like me and the rest of the family). The ones I did take really didn't match the papers AND the Starting Points weren't inspiring me.

Well, I didn't want to waste the papers or The Points, so here's what I came up with.

From this Starting Point. I GA'd all the chipboard pieces to make them shinier and more Christmassy.

From this Starting Point. I shouldn't have used the strip of penguins, they were awfully hard to work with and I don't know why I inked the edges in green. What was I thinking?!

From this Starting Point. This one is beginning to grow on me. The envelope is from my Valentine this year! Recycle recycle! I joined up a series of Adam-Unwrapping-Huge-Present and tucked them into the envelope. GA'd all the chipboard again - needs to be shinier.

I've printed off some black and white / sepia Christmas photos to make the scrapping of them a lot easier.


Sarah said...

Love them all Laura - such fab colours and papers and what cute photos of Adam - gorgeous x x x x

Curly said...

Oooh sooooo cute I just adore that elf outfit those LO's are to treasure.

Karen said...

They are all gorgeous but I love the top one just a teency weency ickle bit more xxx

susibee said...

Love Adam's outfit, he looks good enough to eat lol! Three super pages and I can see you are raring to go and ready for the retreat. You're definitely going to be at the top of the leader board!

Jennie Hart said...

These are all stunning, you may not have enjoyed the process but they have turned out smashing :)

Yes, I can see you are going to be super speedy :)

Mini said...

Aww what a great record of the little one's first Christmas. He's so cute and your scrapping is fabulous.
Sue x