Thursday, September 6, 2012

Excuse me

I share today a layout with lil tiny bub in it, Chloe at just 4 days old.

excuse me

Thank You Daddy

The photos are of Brenden burping Chloe while in hospital. It took me ages to settle on a title for this page. Normally I decide which photos to scrap by whether I can think of a good/interesting title for them, if nothing comes to mind they don't get a page. However I liked this set of photos so much I had to scrap them anyway. I think its probably because how small her head seems in his hands and that see looks directly at him in the last one.

I didn't want the title to be something too generic like 'safe in daddys arm' so it had to do with burping. I was tempted to try and make the page really 'pretty' and then just title it BURP, kinda like a juxtaposition but couldn't pull it off. I also wanted daddy in the title because you can't really see Brenden in the photos, although you can see some of his hair which gives it away. Ended up getting the title from a lady at my local scrap shop.

As per usual, this is a challenge entry. Scrapbook 365 provided the perfect sketch for this set of photos;

The wood paper is My Minds Eye (and so is the background paper) and was in my scraps pile from the last page I did of Brenden and Chloe. I love the wood look and think its appropriate to use for 'Brenden' pages seeing as his a carpenter. The construction look was continued with the brick crafters wookshop template which I painted onto the page with a gesso-grey paint mix then outlined with ZIG. 

Hexagons are all the go at the moment and I was inspired to finally use them on my work from a Scrapburst which Scrapville are doing again for the month of September. I put them in bunches of three with each at a slightly different height.

Stamping is definitely not my area of expertise but had to use the thankyou and perforated circle stamps in a studio calico set I have. I actually inked the stamp then stamped it on a scrap piece before the page so that the colour wasn't too heavy.

Thanks for having a look! Hope you like the page!


  1. Love the look on Chloe's face when she is looking directly at Brenden. Did you do anything else to it Nic?

  2. Great LO, love the hexagonals instead of the circles. Gorgeous photos too. Thank you for taking part:)

  3. Oh, I wish I'd been scrapbooking when my two were this age! The photos are gorgeous - how could you go wrong?!

  4. Such a sweet page! Cute, cute, photos!

  5. Beautiful baby! Just love how you used the sketch. TFS.