Monday, 1 October 2012

Four Seasons In One Day!!!

Hello, it's Louise here with four LOs using the My Mind's Eye Indie Chic collection. As soon as I saw this collection I was drawn to the lush blue and brown colours and the mix of geometric and organic patterns. Immediately I knew that I wanted to scrap one of my favourite photos taken of Oliver playing in the autumn leaves a few years ago.
After splattering the kraft card with Mr Huey cream mist, I layered up blocks of paper, using washi tape to add flashes of red here and there. I left the wooden camera embellishment naked, but added a hat and scarf to the little boy shape using scraps of paper.
The 'fun' was a from a My Mind's Eye collection that Sarah stocked a while back, and was stamped with versamark and clear embossed.
 I have so many photos from that autumn day that I could easily have based my blog post around them, but I wanted to show how versatile the papers can be. I decided to produce a LO for each season. And from Autumn we move into winter, and a bunch of photos taken on a fun afternoon playing in the snow with friends.
I created a patchwork edge onto red card using strips of various patterned papers. The kraft was placed over the top and had white acrylic paint stencilled through the Crafter's Workshop tile template. This made a nice random pattern which left spaces to stamp some small snowflakes. I also used the splat template, and embossed with white powder through it. This gave the effect of a snowball having been thrown at the page before melting and dripping down. The photos were printed small, and arranged so they overlapped each other. I created a Polaroid frame out of patterned paper and added a couple of strips of Amy Tangerine washi tape and a Polaroid camera embellishment.
I painted the DIY thickers with metallic turquoise mist and stamped white snowflakes onto them. The effect is subtle and ties in perfectly with the photos.
From Winter into Spring, and a photo taken of Harry after an Easter egg hunt. I wanted to keep this LO fresh and clean looking, so used white card as the base. I very light misting of turquoise took the starkness away.
The title was left plain white against the white background.
I used clear embossed the peg stamp and used it to peg the date to the top of the photo.
And finally we arrive at Summer. And nothing could be better to depict summer than photos of donkey rides along the beach.
 After using a mix of stamps to create my background, I used the splat template and painted through it with turquoise mist. I love the 'water mark' stain that was created.
 On this LO I embossed the camera embellishment with red, so that it popped from the page.
And the little wooden people were decorated in colours to match the children's clothes.
 As you can see, each page is in keeping with its season, even though they all use the same papers. I have gone back through my stash with fresh eyes to see how I could use papers I've had for years, and maybe thought were only suitable for certain themes/photos.
Why don't you have a go at scrapping the seasons too. We'd love to see your work, so drop us a link to your blog or gallery in the comments box and we'll come by and have a look.
Remember to come back every few days to see what the rest of the DT have created this month.


Nat said...

Fab ages Lou - love how you have shown how versatile those papers are and fabulous techniques. Love the look of the splat template. And yay for the donkey stamp too!! lol xxx

Tracie said...

Fabulous as always Lou!! x

Mel said...

So cute how you have dressed the little men up!

Jenga said...

Argh the donkey stamp!!!lol

Great pages as always x