Sunday, 21 January 2018

Let's Go

This page is from the start of our walk in Ålesund last summer, with a photo of the view as we ascended the hill. It's based on the first sketch challenge of the year over at UKScrappers; I can't copy it here (though it's on the link) but it's a sketch with a variety of angled paper strips behind a single landscape photo. I rotated it for a portrait photo and straightened out the paper strips for my page.



Supplies

Cardstock - Craft Sensations, DCWV
Paper - Photo Play Boarding Pass, We R Memory Keepers Quoted
Letters - American Crafts
Die Cut - Photo Play Boarding Pass
Mistable Shapes - Studio Calico
Chipboard - Pink Paislee
Puffy Hearts - American Crafts
Enamel Dots - Stampin' Up!
Ink - Ranger
Mist - Docrafts

Tools
Big Shot & Little B Arrows Die

Friday, 19 January 2018

Déjà Vu

Sketch-n-Scrap have another crop on Facebook this month. The first sketch in their New Beginnings Crop was one that I've used before, but that's no reason not to do so again. 

My photos are froÅlesund in Norway; we've been there three times now, hence the title of Déjà Vu, but it's impossible not to take photos of the reflections in the inner harbour there every time. The two bronze sculptures caught our attention, and a bit of googling when we got home revealed that they were made by the same artist.


Supplies
Cardstock - Craft Sensations, DCWV
Paper - Pink Paislee Boarding Pass
Letters - Basic Grey
Puffy Stickers - Jillibean Soup, Bella Boulevard
Cork Stars - The Works
Enamel Dots - Trimcraft, Doodlebug
Ink - Ranger
Mist - Mister Huey's, Docrafts

Tools
Big Shot & Little B Arrows Die


Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Kleivafossen

I appear to be working backwards through our trip to Briksdal; we passed the waterfall Kleivafossen en route to Briksdalbreen and this page will immediately precede the last one that I made.

There were three photos that I wanted to include - a distance shot, one from below and one across the waterfall - and I printed them all at 4x6, lining them up across the page. This is a layout that I've used many times, with paper strips above and below the photos, but I changed things a bit by cutting the stripe paper on the diagonal.


I'd previously cut and not used the camera die-cut, but it found a home on this page, and I balanced it with a ticket cluster diagonally opposite.

Supplies
Cardstock - Craft Sensations
Paper - Photo Play Boarding Pass, Pink Paislee Memorandum, Basic Grey Dasher
Letters - Pebbles
Washi Tape - Tesco, Unknown
Enamel Dots - Doodlebug
Ink - Ranger
Mist - Docrafts

Tools
Big Shot
X-Cut Camera Die
X-Cut Travel Dies
X-Cut Ticket Stubs Die
Little B Arrows Die
X-Cut Circle Punch

Monday, 15 January 2018

Briksdalbreen

I think I've finished with Greenlandic pages now, so I'm moving back to the Norwegian part of our cruise. We visited the Briksdal glacier from Olden, and I've done a couple of pages so far (Now & Then and In Retreat), but I still have more to make from that trip. 


I was pleased to see a sketch with triangular elements from Let's Get Sketchy this month as I've only done one page with a large triangle for this album, so I need to repeat them. I started this page with a single 4x6 photo replacing the smaller pair on the sketch, but then decided to include a second one.

There wasn't space for both title and journalling below my photos so I moved the title to the side. My Thickers are almost the same colour as my background but their dimension keeps them easy to read.


Supplies

Cardstock - Craft Sensations
Paper - Simply Creative, Photo Play Boarding Pass, Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage, Crate Paper Farmhouse, Pink Paislee Memorandum
Letters - American Crafts Thickers
Camera Sticker - Photo Play Boarding Pass
Globe Diecut - atd
Washi Tape - The Works
Cork Hearts - Freckled Fawn
Word Stickers - Tim Holtz
Enamel Dots - American Crafts/Shimelle, Marianne Designs
Ink - Ranger
Mist - Mister Huey's, Docrafts

Tools
Big Shot & Spellbinders Circle Dies

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Flowers of the Valley

Last page from Tasiilaq, and this one has some of the flowers from the Flower Valley. The valley is named for the abundance of flowers there, but this is only an abundance when compared to the rest of Greenland. The plants are mostly small, low-lying clumps but they are perfectly suited to the short summers and long frozen winters there.

I printed four photos of the different flowers and picked the first of this month's sketches from Sketch-n-Scrap. The original has three photos in two sizes, but the switch was an easy one to make. 

All the pages in this album are on plain kraft cardstock so I added an extra layer of patterned paper behind the photos for interest. I wanted that layer to be a soft print that would work with the bold stripe, and I didn't have one in my kit so I dug out through my stash finding an old Christmas paper from Basic Grey which has the right colours. I'll keep the offcuts with my kit and spread the new pattern in small pieces throughout the album.



Supplies
Cardstock - Craft Sensations, Bazzill
Paper - Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage, Basic Grey Dasher, My Mind's Eye Hello World, Crate Paper The Pier
Letters - Basic Grey
Die-Cut - atd
Puffy Sticker - American Crafts/Shimelle Little by Little
Enamel Shape - Marianne Designs
Ink - Ranger
Mist - Mister Huey's. Docrafts

Tools
Woodware Square Punch

Thursday, 11 January 2018

The Flower Valley

I've almost finished the Tasiilaq section of my cruise album (for Iceland, Greenland and Norway), just two pages to go now. This one's a double for the walk we took into the Flower Valley, along the river there to a waterfall.


I picked out the five photos that best illustrate the walk, and started with a page design from Shimelle Laine's 4x6 Photo Love class, though my version has fewer paper layers.

Supplies
Cardstock - Craft Sensations, Bazzill
Paper - Photo Play Boarding Pass, Basic Grey Boxer
Letters - Simply Creative
Die-Cuts - Photo Play Boarding Pass
Puffy Stickers - American Crafts/Shimelle Go Now Go
Wood Veneer - Creative Embellishments, Freckled Fawn
Washi Tape - Little B
Enamel Dots/Stars - Marianne Designs
Ink - Ranger
Mist - Mister Huey's, Docrafts

Tools
Big Shot
Quickutz Tab Die
Spellbinders Circle Die
X-Cut Travel Mini Dies
X-Cut Circle Punch

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Huskies

After completing a series of random pages recently, I was beginning to feel the appeal of my cruise photos again. I've gone back to a page I started before Christmas for some of the huskies in Greenland. 

I used the sketch that Let's Get Sketchy published for a Design Team call, rotated for three landscape photos. I mostly used scraps for this page so I played around with the paper layers to suit the pieces that I had.

Supplies
Cardstock - Craft Sensations, Bazzill
Paper - Photo Play Boarding Pass, My Mind's Eye Hello World
Vellum - American Crafts
Letters - Pretty Little Studio
Tag - Amy Tangerine
Stickers - Photo Play Boarding Pass, American Crafts/Shimelle Go Now Go
Ink - Ranger
Mist - Mister Huey's, Docrafts

Tools
Big Shot & Little B Arrows Die