Sunday, 19 November 2017

Icebergs

Sketch-n-Scrap are part way through another Cybercrop on Facebook, and this page comes from their first challenge sketch.

I decided to use two landscape 4x6 photos which led to me running out of space above and below them compared to the sketch, and moving the title on to the side of the page.

As it says, my iceberg photos were taken in the Denmark Strait, between Iceland and Greenland. There's a world map paper in the Boarding Pass 6x6 pad so I chose that paper to go at the top of the page and marked the Strait with a geotag.


Supplies
Cardstock - Craft Sensations, Bazzill
Paper - Photo Play Boarding Pass
Letters - American Crafts, We R Memory Keepers
Sticker - Photo Play Boarding Pass
Puffy Stickers - American Crafts/Shimelle
Enamel Shapes - Pink Paislee Atlas, American Crafts/Shimelle
Washi Tape - Tesco
Ink - Ranger
Mist - Docrafts

Tools
Big Shot
Quickutz Tabs Die
Woodware Scalloped Circle Punch
X-Cut Small Circle Punch

Friday, 17 November 2017

Seriously?

I'm crossing back over to Iceland for this page of the Phallological Museum in Reykjavik. Yes, seriously, that does mean exactly what you think it means; it's one of the strangest museums we've ever visited, beating the Leprosy Museum in Bergen for subject matter, but not for the quality of the exhibits.


I picked two photos for this page - a 4x6 of the outside and a 4x3 showing some of the exhibits. My layout started out from the Scrappy Friends Sketch Challenge at Grand Diva's Creative Corner, but morphed as I went. I'd intended to follow it, reduced in size to still show a border of the kraft cardstock I'm working with for this album. However, it soon became clear that I'd be happier if I layered my photos across the camera paper strip rather than having them below it. 

With larger photos and less writing  than that indicated in the sketch, I moved my journalling below the photos and ran it down to the line of embellishments towards the foot of the page; I also decided to move the title up to the top as I felt it needed to be above the museum name in the photo.



Supplies
Cardstock - Craft Sensations
Paper - Echo Park Winter Park, Photo Play Boarding Pass, We R Memory Keepers, Pink Paislee Memorandum
Washi Tape - Little B
Puffy Stars - Bella Boulevard
Enamel Dots - Marianne Designs
Pearls - The Hobby House
Ink - Ranger
Mist - Docrafts

Tools
Big Shot
Provocraft Alphabet Dies
Little B Arrows Die
Quickutz Tabs Die
Scrapberry's 'Around the World' Compass Stamp
Woodware Scalloped Circle Punch
Fiskars Postage Stamp Border Punch

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Lego Town

Greenland again today, with a couple of photos of Tasiilaq as we arrived. My first impressions were of a town built from lego, with simple buildings in bright colours scattered across the hillside. My layout came from A Most Magical Scrapbook once again; Shimelle's designs are so useful for pairs of 4x6 photos in the same orientation.

I've mostly been working with Photo Play's Boarding Pass collection for this album, but I did pull out other papers too and this floral just seemed right for this page; it's the first time I've used it and I will ensure that it repeats on other pages. The stamped globe is a motif that has already appeared on a number of pages and I'll be continuing to use that too.




Supplies
Cardstock - Craft Sensations, Papermania
Paper - Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage, Photo Play Boarding Pass
Vellum - American Crafts
Letters - Hobbycraft
Journalling Card - Project Life
Washi Tape - Tesco, Little B
Word Sticker - Tim Holtz
Puffy Stars - Bella Boulevard
Enamel Dots - Studio Calico, Echo Park
Ink - Ranger
Mist - Docrafts

Tools
Big Shot
X-Cut Ticket Stubs Die
Spellbinders Circle Dies
American Crafts/Shimelle Starshine Stamps

Monday, 13 November 2017

Traditional Turf House

I'm switching over to Greenland for the next couple of pages in my cruise album. This one is from Ammasalik Museum, where they have reconstructed a traditional turf house of the type used as a winter home by the Inuit.


The page design comes from Shimelle's A Most Magical Scrapbook class once again, but this time I'm combining it with a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge from Scrap Our Stash

I picked the top row - plaid print, tab(s) and the colour brown. I'm making all the pages for this album on kraft cardstock (brown), the paper collection that I'm using has a plaid print and I have a tabs die that's a recurring item.



I filled my tab with a tiny wood veneer tree, and made a similar cluster across the page. With only two of this tree in my stash, I placed a slightly different one next to the title, and eventually decided that I needed a third 'proper' cluster at the foot of the journalling. With no more trees to hand I picked out an arrow instead.

Supplies
Cardstock - Craft Sensations
Paper - Photo Play Paper, We R Memory Keepers, Three Bugs in a Rug
Vellum - Crate Paper
Washi Tape - Various Unknown
Wood Veneer - Studio Calico, Creative Embellishments
Word Sticker - Tim Holtz
Enamel Dots - Echo Park, American Crafts/Shimelle, Doodlebug
Ink - Ranger
Mist - Docrafts

Tools
Fiskars Postage Stamp Border Punch
Big Shot & Quickutz Tabs Die
Woodware Scalloped Circle Punch
X-Cut Small Circle Punch

Saturday, 11 November 2017

In Retreat

One of the ports of call on our cruise was Olden in Norway, and from there we travelled to the Briksdal Glacier. We'd visited it before and I've already made a page showing the change in the glacier front in the intervening time (Now & Then). This one is about the changes over a longer period of time - 250 years. There are signs along the path to the glacier that show where the front was in years gone by and I took an un-zoomed photo from each one.

Once again my page layout came from Shimelle's class A Most Magical Scrapbook, and I took the colours and some of the papers from my previous page as they cover a similar subject and will sit next to each other in the album.



I wanted to put the year on each photo, but didn't have enough small number stickers so just wrote them on tiny tickets.
 This ties in with two recent challenges to use numbers on a page - the November House Challenge at UKScrappers is to feature numbers; and one of the alphabet challenges in the For the Love of Pretty Paper group was N is for Numbers.

Supplies
Cardstock - Craft Sensations, Bazzill
Paper - Photo Play Boarding Pass, Pink Paislee Memorandum, Basic Grey Serenade, Echo Park Winter Park
Vellum - My Mind's Eye
Letters - American Crafts
Mistable Clouds - Studio Calico
Geotag Sticker - Photo Play Paper
Puffy Stars - Bella Boulevard
Pearls - Hobby House
Washi Tape - Tesco
Ink - Ranger
Mist - Docrafts

Tools
Big Shot
X-Cut Ticket Stubs Die
Little B Arrows Die
American Crafts/Shimelle Starshine Stamp Set


Thursday, 9 November 2017

Musical Legends

I made this page last weekend, just after the first round of November challenges and sketches had been posted by the blogs I follow. I'd recently printed another batch of cruise photos and the first sketch to catch my attention was a three-photo design from Stuck?! Sketches.

I'd printed three 4x3 photos from one of the shows onboard and it was an easy job to adapt the sketch to the larger size. I'm doing all the pages for this album on Kraft cardstock but I decided to soften the brown with a liberal spritzing of white mist for this page, then added a layer of gold vellum.



I needed to move the title below the photos, and with my journalling nearing the foot of the page I decided to move some of my embellishments down too. I had the navy blue frame from the sketch in place all along, but as I was working I felt that (1) the page was unbalanced and (2) I needed to repeat the frame elsewhere. I cut extra pieces to go round the other embellishment clusters and I'm so happy with the way they look now. I do have another page where I'm not happy with my clusters and I'm actually going to go back to it and see whether similar frames will work on that one.

Supplies
Cardstock - Craft Sensations, Bazzill
Paper - Photo Play Boarding Pass, American Crafts/Shimelle Go Now Go, Echo Park, Heidi Swapp
Vellum - American Crafts
Letters - American Crafts, My Mind's Eye
Washi Tape - Tesco
Enamel Dots/Stars - Marianne Designs
Ink - Ranger
Mist - Mr Huey's, Docrafts

Tools
Woodware Tag Punch
X-Cut Circle Punch
Big Shot
X-Cut Nesting Stars Die
Little B Arrows Die


Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Akureyrarkirkja

I'm staying in Iceland for this page, but crossing back to Akureyri. We only had a short time in the town one evening after a day time trip and I set out to visit the church, imaginatively named Akureyrarkirkja which means Akureyri's Church. 

The church stands on a hill, at the top of a flight of steps and was lit up at night which made it easy to find. I ended up with two photos in different orientations which I scrapped with the aid of another of Shimelle's prompts from her A Most Magical Scrapbook class.



Supplies
Cardstock - Craft Sensations
Paper - Photo Play Boarding Pass, Echo Park This & That, Echo Park Winter Park, Basic Grey Serenade
Wood Veneer - Studio Calico
Washi Tape - Little B
Enamel Dots - American Crafts/Shimelle, Marianne Designs
Ink - Ranger

Mist - Docrafts

Tools
Silhouette Portrait
Fiskars Postage Stamp Border Punch
Big Shot
Quickutz Tabs Die
X-Cut Ticket Stubs Die
Spellbinders Circle Die