Tuesday, April 15, 2014

This is Awesome - Scrap Africa

So. Turns out it has been a little while since I've been on here. My bad. But I now once again have a fully functional computer! YAY!! And as of about 1 minute ago, a scrapbooking layout to share.
The page doesn't really have a specific title, I just really liked the photos. Although the middle shot may look a little like the annoying 'duck face' pics teenagers are doing these days, it is actually our cranky face.

The layout and overall design came from a challenge at Scrap Africa. Sketch no.28.

Loved this sketch the moment I saw it! Seriously, loved it! I have chosen to use three pictures rather then one but other then that have kept very true to the sketch! 
I love film strips in scrap pages esp with photos in them. How ever I am one of the unfortunate scrappers that don't have an electronic cutting machine (or even a die cutting machine) and hence made my own. I used a strip of plain black cardstock and punch rectangles around the edge with a Fiskars small rectangle punch. Was surprisingly difficult to make sure I had straight lines...

I wanted a fun feel to the page and going along with the film strip/selfie/photo theme, I knew that Bella Blvds 'Snapshots' collection was the one for this! And only used Bella Blvd products.

I have used the Snapshots 'Family Chaos' as my background as so many of the doodles fit with the photos and my feelings about them. To highlight these and give the piece a bit extra interest I coloured/outlined alot of it.

This time I chose to avoid using my handwriting as the background had so much and printed the basic who what where when and why in strips.

That's all from me. I'm off to bed. 
XoXoX Nicole.


  1. I like how you've used the sketch and the photos are awesome! Thank you for playing along at Scrap Africa. :)

  2. Nicole I love your take on the sketch and with all the words on that background paper there is no need for a title. The photos are such fun. Glad you made it in the nick of time. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Africa. :D

  3. LOL....such a cool and fun page! It makes one smile right from the get go! Love your photo's...very sweet and fun! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa! ;-)

  4. This is such a nice page. I love the background paper. Love the doodling title as well. Very cute. Thanks for sharing with us and thanks for playing with at Scrap Africa.

  5. Oh yes, I know that duck face aka "cranky" face...what a hoot! Loved your page and I'm glad you made it in time too. Thanks for joining us at Scrap Africa :D

  6. I'm glad I discovered this blog! I adore these layouts you show us :)

  7. Great photos. Very clever background. I like the top and bottom border of cameras. It helps accentuate the background page. Well done Nic. XXX

  8. What a fun page! Love how you colored the doodles!