Thursday, 29 August 2013

Colourful Chipboards to Find Your Wings and Fly

Hello lovelies.  It is Ifa with you today.

How has the summer been for you ?  Are you all ready for school ?  I have some news for you but I will share on my own blog.  No, I am not pregnant, silly!

I am often drawn to sheets of printed chipboards but I find I struggle to use the larger pieces.  This month, I decided to remedy that ( or attempt to! ).  I bought a sheet from My Mind's Eye, Find your Wings and Fly.

The six linked doillies at the top are nearly 12" wide so I knew I was going to struggle to place it on my layout. I decided to cut them into two which helped me tremendously. I still used both parts on a layout and being in two pieces provided me with more options. The name of the range inspired me to create a layout entitled "Finding your wings" about my 17 year old son.

Here is a close up.  I added a frame from an old Making Memories tag to create a continuous line of circles.  It also helped to frame my son J in the photo.

I also bought a set of these stamps from the same range, I am not overly keen on the moustache but then, I am not into facial hair either! I digress.

I used these stamps plus an older set by My Mind's Eye to decorate my layout before adding the chipboard pieces and some decorative brads. 
My next layout is about a day at the seaside. I adore the flowers but it is also a large piece. I contemplated using it against one small photo but I ended up using five busy photos, all pushed up close, pretty much like the bunch of flowers.

I think this is my new favourite stamp set at the moment.  Till next month, that is.  See you soon.

Blogged with love by Ifa.


Ali Parris said...

This is so cool Ifa!! I am really glad that you chose to use the biggies as I never have a clue what to do with them......I am feeling inspired now :)

Lesley G said...

Great layouts :)

Candace said...

Really love. Your style so muvh Ifa. Lovely LO as usual