Its hard to believe that this time last week I was preparing for retreat, and the weather was absolutely abysmal!, and now look at it, simply stunning. Probably the best time to scrap though, right? when the weather is horrid?
I was terribly unprepared this time round. My class stuff was organised but not my personal scrappy stuff. For the first time ever I think, I was up to date with everything, and because of that I couldn't think of what to do. Not that there weren't a hundred and one other things I could do, I just couldn't think of what! So I delayed. Never a good thing! Eventually I grabbed a few kits that I had for a while waiting to be done, and an OTP idea I had buzzing round my head, and then a thousand other things that I might need and better take otherwise I'd probably want them and not have them! You know how it goes ;) and I was on the road to Glentui.
The class I taught used 49 & Market papers and flowers, and created two layouts. We used the B side of the papers because that red was just gorgeous!
I also took along three kits and got two of them done. Its a rather good feeling to tick something off the 'to do' list!
The first kit was a Di Garling kit I had had for quite sometime. I fluffed round with it for quite awhile before I decided to change the orientation of the page, and change the photo, before I was finally happy. Loved that background technique though :)
This kit had another layout in you could do as well but I wasn't sold on it, so used the remaining papers to do something else instead, and this was what I came up with. I think Im happy with it, just not sure about that top right corner. Might mull on that for awhile!
Bit of a story behind this photo. 27 years ago the three of us were about to graduate from nursing school and we posed for a photo. We looked very cool in our denim shirts, jeans and perms ;) Fast forward 25 years and we did it all again, the same pose, minus the denim ;)
The second kit I played around with was by Gerry Van Gent. I love this womans style! And I didn't change this particular kit. 49 & Market. Whats not to love?!!
So that was about the total of my creativity this time round. Not much really, although there is an OTP project, but you will have to wait til next month to see that ;)
In the meantime heres a sneaky peak of a layout kit I designed coming soon from the Paper Teapot :)
see you again soon :)