Sunday, 13 October 2013

The same but different.

Hello all, it's Louise here with 3 LOs to share. This month I chose to work with the Teresa Collins Memorabilia range. I had 3 photos in mind that I wanted to scrap and thought the colours and frames in this range would be perfect.
After seeing the idea on Pinterest I took a photo of each of the boys favourite toys and had them printed A2 size and framed for in the play room. I wanted to produce a LO of each photo so the boys had a record of their favourite toy.
Oliver has had Mr. Snuggles since he was a a few months old. He took to the cheap Tesco toy straight away and it went everywhere with us. Now he is too old and fragile to go anywhere and lives permanently in Oliver's bed. I used the Maya Road Varsity Uppercase stamps with foam pads to raise the date from the page. I wanted to keep the LO clean and fairly simple so as not to take the attention away from the photo. The title was added with these Simple Stories alpha stickers.

Harry's is one on his own and although he has had soft toys, he's never really taken to any of them. When Granny bought him this large dinosaur it slept in his bed for a few weeks even though it is hard and pointy.
I used mist and stamped images on the background of this LO, and added random spiky machine stitching.
 Drew loved Charley Bear on the tv, so when I saw the cuddly toy I had to buy him. I put him in bed with Drew so that he was there when he woke up. Charley Bear gets taken everywhere and Drew gets very upset if he can't find him. I recently bought a spare, just in case Charley got lost. Drew found the spare and now we have soft Charley and Charley Charley... or smelly Charley as he's also known.
I raided my brad collection and added a row underneath the photo, using my sew easy tool to pierce the holes in a straight line.

 These grey arrows from the Project Life range were just perfect to add a bit of extra detail to the LO.
Have you recorded your favourite childhood toy? I dont' have any of my things from when I was young, but have created a Pinterest board of toys I had... maybe I should scrap a LO to show my boys what mummy used to played with.
Remember to call back every few days to see what the rest of the DT have been up to... and watch out for some lovely Halloween themed creations coming soon.


Lesley G said...

I love the idea of framing the photo, might have to do that with "capricorn"
I remember going to a bring and buy sale at primary and watching somebody walked out with my much love Pippy Long Stockings (scarred for life!)
Great layouts - TFS X

Helen said...

I need to do this for my three.

Didn't realise you'd used so many of those arrows - good job you got 400 of them!

Jimjams said...

Great idea - I have scrapped my eldest's snuggly pig, but must do something similar for the other two! Had to laugh at the spikey dino being a snuggly toy - three great pages!