Friday, 30 October 2015

Lasting Memories Challenge Layout - Day 3 of the 30 days challenge.

We have just collected two tired boys on their return from Geneva.  Well I say we my OH had to collect them at 8am, just a little earlier than the expected 3 to 4pm arrival time! 

More on that later.  Today I am sharing a layout made for a challenge over on the Lasting Memories blog. 

Hot drinks and stencilling.

The photo I scrapped is from March 2011 and was from my sons' (they are twins so the son's is plural - no idea the correct grammatical form for that one!) birthday 'party'.  

You can just about see them all clutching a hot chocolate (in polystyrene cups - yak).


I used a fab Heidi Swapp stencil for the green hearts, stars and circles on the background (only it was a bit damp so the shapes have gone 'splodgy' - *which I quite like anyway*).   Because the photos are so old I couldn't journal about the day - but it was interesting to look back and see how things have changed in the years since.

I felt the layout lacked a little 'zing' so I got busy with faux enamel dots (Nuvo crystal drops). 

Top Tip - don't put them on the edge of a paper layer - it doesn't make a smooth circle.

I adapted a quirky kit sketch for what will probably be my last layout I manage this week.  Although I do have a guest designer spot to do so perhaps not ...

Thanks for visiting

Louise x


  1. I love this layout! Love the stenciling and the faux enamel dots - I would have never guessed they weren't real! Thanks for playing along with us at Lasting Memories!

  2. I have that stencil too and it's a brilliant one to pull out again and again. I like the pop of colour against the white it provides along with your enamel dots. Great way of documenting both the event and the changes since x

    1. Whilst this was an 'accidental' happening (because when i scrapped the photo neither my Son's nor OH were around to recall events from the day - I'd stayed at home with my DD) I quite like how the journaling turned out - i just need to remember to do this again some time soon!

  3. Beautiful layout, love the photos too.

  4. Such a fun playful layout :) Love the stenciling work :) I find that too with older photos nothing written on them. Thanks for playing along with Lasting Memories

  5. OOOOOO - That stencil is incredible! This is a fun layout. So glad that you joined us this month at Lasting Memories.


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