29 May 2013

Orient Express ..........

Well here I am for my last post as Guest Designer for this month.  I have really enjoyed my time here and being part of such an inspiring team.  Thank you for making me so welcome and thanks again to Vicki for inviting me.

So here is my last project – a bit of a challenge as  I wondered whether I could do a scrapbook layout with oriental papers but without an oriental style photograph!  These Graphic45 Bird Song Papers are really lovely and full of lots of tags, stamps and strips which makes for some great layering. 

Sometimes I find it refreshing to do a clean and simple scrapbook page – no inks or messy fingers to mess up the photograph! The further challenge was I only had one and a bit sheets of the Bird Song papers, so I cut a border from the reverse of the Shanghai Girls sheet which left me with some pieces for the corners and the flowers.  I then cut as many strips and labels as I had left from the Tranquility sheet.  A Graphic45 butterfly also managed to sneak in there too!

I needed a background and this Teresa Collins  Now and Then Woodgrain  sheet was just perfect, although I darkened it down a bit with some Antique Linen Distress Ink.  The flower was made from the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die with a rolled circle in the centre. 

So a simple and quick layout of two of my old school friends, taken at the beginning of the month when five of us met for our annual get together – hopefully people might think we were in the Orient rather than at Centre Parcs in Thetford!!

Thanks again for a lovely month x


Paula Whittaker said...

The papers look good with the photo, just goes to show, you don't need to have an oriental photo to go with oriental papers.
It's been great having you part of the DT this month....thank you for sharing your work with us x

Gez Butterworth said...

Fabulous LO Jennie. It has been super seeing all your creations this month, thank you for joining us xx

Brenda Brown said...

Cleverly designed and constructed Jennie. Love the papers and photo together.
hugs {brenda} x0x

jaine drake said...

I love your layout, I'm so glad you joined us. xx

butterfly said...

Lovely elegant layout, Jennie!
Alison x