Sunday, October 26, 2014

Big Sister - WW1

So my layout count for the month is a bit low so far. And this layout I share today is the reason. I spent a looooonng time on it and not for an obvious result.

Big Sister In Training

 The photo was taken in December 2012 not long after I discovered that bub #2 (now known commonly as Jayce) was on the way. Chloe loved (at still does) caring for her babies, giving them bottles, cuddles and tucking them into 'bed'. I used this photo to document about her super nice/caring nature and our confidence that she was going to be a great big sister.

I have once again taken on the White With 1 challenge, this time very happily as it is my favourite colour! Radiant Orchid aka purple!
Although it seems that the wider scrapping community does not sure my love for it. Very few companies produce anything purple (I have actually emailed a few on this topic) and many blog scraps recently have mentioned their dislike for it.

The hold up with this layout was not my usual issue, hesitation to cut the pretty paper, as it is mainly strips of scrap paper from various companies. It was the stitching. Although the papers were all purple they were many different tones and were in need of something to unify them. I decided on stitching which seemed like a simple yet effective solution, until my sewing machine decided to play silly-buggers on me.
Hence most of the stitching was done by hand. Wow was it time consuming!

The star and heart are hand made embellishments from the super generous and talented Charmane from Charms Creations.

Now that it is finally complete and my fingers have stopped bleeding hopefully I can quickly create some more layouts before the month is out.
XoXoX Nicole

P.S. I already have an idea for the next WW1 and I don't even know the colour yet. I believe it has become my favourite monthly challenge.


  1. What a cute photo and love the chevron paper on the background! And thanks for joining in at White With One this month too!

  2. This looks fantastic Nic. The stitching finishes off the page beautifuly. Particularly the blanket stitch around the heart. I love the combination of purple patterned paper on the background. I think purple is cool! The different shades of purple combine wonderfully well. Great job. Great design. XXX

  3. Loving all the pp and the stitching!! Thanks for playing along with WW1

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  5. This is lovely, love all the stitching and what a super cute photo. Thanks for joining us at WW!

  6. Wow , such a fabulous piece of scrap art. Your absolutely right , the stitching brings it all together..hats off to you .Thanks for joining in on the White With One challenge this month.

  7. Love the patchwork background it looks so effective! Thanks for joining us at WW1.